Education 12.01.15 Minutes


Valerie Prater, Elizabeth Romero, Szymon Machajewski, Anthony Marino, Annie Armstrong, Mike Kamowski, Dave Taeyaerts, Michael Scott, Babette Neuberger, Carol Kamin, Alana Steffen, Marieke Schoen, Scott Smith, Lisa Randal, Saul Weiner, Michael Hites, John Fyfe, Heather O’Leary
  • Updates
  • TechTeach 2015
    • The TechTeach Conference was a success
    • Student Center East worked out great as a venue
    • Attendance numbers and survey results will be shared at January meeting
  • Subcommittees
    • Basic Principles
      • Following discussion with Faculty Affairs, it was suggested that this subcommittee be responsible for updating Basic Principles for Teaching with Technology content on the TLC website.
      • It was suggested that an initial meeting be held for establishing guidelines.
      • Clarified that the Education Committee are not operational owners of site, and involvement of the subcommittee will be limited to current academic year
      • Discussion followed of TLC representation on the Education Committee (member slot is open) and current vision vs. that originally proposed.
    • Personal Computing Devices
      • Web-based SRS survey results should be available soon, to be shared at next meeting
  • Standing Reports
    • LMS Board
      • Work is being done to improve system performance
      • Description provided of planned course archiving process; no courses to be deleted
      • Storage issues discussed. Questioned whether the ITGC Administration Committee be consulted on document management, suggested that RIMS be involved
  • Old Business
    • ITGC Role
      • Discussion and planning continues as to next steps in assessing committee role
      • Suggested that roles in strategy, policy, and operations be outlined, that control objectives be stated and discussed
  • New Business
    • Blackboard Road Map
      • Representatives of Blackboard provided a presentation on Blackboard Ultra; differences between new and old Blackboard interface and plans for rollout were discussed