Education Committee

Charge

Information and communication technologies offer opportunities to transform teaching and to enhance learning at an unprecedented pace. There is an onslaught of new tools and services that campuses, faculty, or students might adopt to improve their educational environment. There, too, is considerable uncertainty about which are effective, whether and when benefits outweigh costs, and how best to harness these opportunities. Learning management systems, content management systems, social media, tools to support peer-to-peer instruction, applications for mobile phones, and services that support online and blended learning all present challenges and opportunities that require expertise to assess. Decisions about when to invest in services, resources, and faculty development need to be grounded in learner-centered principles and coordinated so they are aligned with educational mission and priorities of the University. The Education Committee is charged to provide the leadership to advance student engagement and learning through information technology, faculty development and related resource allocation and infrastructure development.

Objectives

  • Identify information and communication technologies  that could improve teaching efficacy, and student engagement and learning on campus.
  • Assess the benefits, the costs, and the feasibility of implementing these technologies at UIC.
  • Solicit input about teaching and learning needs from members of the faculty, the students, and department, college, and school administrations.
  • Identify best practices for the use of these technologies.
  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan that prioritizes the purchase, implementation, and operation of these technologies within the financial, personnel, and other resource allocations and constraints of the University.
  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan that prioritizes the development of skills in members of the faculty and the support staff to efficiently and effectively adopt and use these technologies in their courses and in the curriculum.
  • Develop and implement a process for evaluating the committee’s strategy for realizing its charge.

Membership

Name Dept
Susan Altfeld Public Health
Anne Armstrong Library
Jonathan Art COM
Martina Bode LAS
Jack Fisher CADA
Julie Fisher JACSW
John Fyfe CBA
Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom UIC CIO
Michael Hites SAVP for AITS/CIO
Carol Kamin Faculty Senate
Mike Kamowski OSSS
Janette Maldonado Continuing Studies
Anthony Marino ACCC
Josh Naylor ACCC
Nathan Phillips Education
Valerie Prater (Past Chair) AHS
Kim Richards TLC
Elizabeth Romero ACCC
Marieke Schoen Pharmacy
Michael Scott (Chair) Engineering
Michael Siciliano CUPPA
Alana Steffen NURS
Tim Sullivan DENT
Saul Weiner VPPP
Sandra Yingling Medicine

Chairs

YearChair ElectChairImmediate Past Chair
AY12Saul Weiner
AY13Saul Weiner
AY14Saul Weiner
AY15Valerie PraterSaul Weiner
AY16Valerie PraterSaul Weiner
AY17Michael ScottValerie Prater
AY18Michael ScottValerie Prater
AY19Michael Scott
AY20Michael Scott