Education 10.03.18 Minutes

Attending:

Michael Scott; Kat Kernick; Elizabeth Romero; Marieke Schoen; Cathy Bimmerle; Kee Chan; Janette Maldonado; Martina Bode; John Fyfe; Michael Siciliano; Anne Armstrong; Kim Rivas; Mike Kamowski; Alana Steffen; Chris Mitchell; Re-Jin Guo; Max Anderson; Jon Art; Katie Herrick

  • Subcommittee Reports
    • LMS Governance Board
      • The July LMS Governance Board report was shared, suggesting that this report reflects the amount of tickets resolved for that month, along with a summary for the entire AY18 fiscal year and the efforts being done to improve the use of the LMS
      • It was clarified that the report only accounts for the tickets and tools that are interfaced through Blackboard
      • Discussion on what aspects, such as improved training and system improvements, may have contributed to the reduced number of tickets
      • Communications sent out for a Blackboard Ultra pilot were mentioned
      • It was noted that the pilot has just started and users have started creating courses within the new system
      • Suggested that this ongoing process should be expecting feedback within the next few months
      • It was mentioned that email communications with information on ACCC’s upcoming maintenance window will be sent out
      • Discussion on ShareStream, other possible streaming solutions, and potential triggers on the Blackboard homepage
    • Printing and Sustainability
      • An idea discussed over the summer to potentially conduct interviews with students who use printers in the library was mentioned
      • Noted that someone from the sustainability center will assist and more information will be shared at the next meeting
    • Instructional Technology Services and Support
      • Noted that this subcommittee formerly made a recommendation for a centralized website where requests would come in from faculty for instructional services
      • Suggested that this subcommittee is currently awaiting resource recommendations from the Provost
    • TLC
      • Mentioned that the Provost has a committee that will select a director and give the charge for the TLC at an upcoming meeting
    • Mechanisms for Gathering Information
      • Noted that there was a former question of potential overlap between this subcommittee and the ITGC’s upcoming Information Management committee
      • Suggested that this subcommittee is currently on hold until further information is gathered
  • New Business
    • Banner 9 Update
      • Mentioned that Banner 9 will be going live on the student side as of October 14th
      • Suggested that the OSSS has sent multiple emails requesting that users log into the playground to familiarize themselves with the new look and feel of Banner 9
    • Wait Listing
      • Suggested that the wait-listing process will begin at the end of the October so long as it functions well with Banner 9
      • Mentioned that wait-listing will be piloted through the Computer Science department starting in Fall 2019
      • Noted that this function will not be automated, and will require effort and management from pilot users
    • I-Suite
      • A brief overview of I-Suite was given, noting that it will be primarily used by advisors and the writing and math labs for coordinated communication in regard to students
      • Suggested that there are three components to this suite: the advising component, the alert component, and the predictive analytics component
      • Noted that there will be a faculty liaison
      • It was mentioned that there will be a pilot starting in April 2019 which will include two colleges, three support programs, and the writing and math labs
    • Center for Online Teaching for Public Health
      • A brief background on this idea was given, noting that it came out of the six-month training program called the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning
      • It was explained that the main purpose for this center is to build a community for instructors to share information and become more engaged
      • Noted that the new TLC will potentially fill some of the need for information sharing at the university for online faculty
      • Discussion on possible solutions that could potentially work for online faculty
      • Suggested that a formal subcommittee be formed in order to develop a community for online faculty to facilitate communication and share information
    • Panopto
      • A presentation on the video platform Panopto was given, explaining its creation and how its expanded as well as what it does and how it is used by institutions for video recordings
      • It was mentioned that there are options for distribution, the ability to function in partnership with an LMS, editing, and analytics
      • Various tools, functions, and trainings available with Panopto were gone over
      • Suggested that this tool should be available for the 2019 Spring semester
  • Old Business
    • Need for Chair Elect
      • The need for a Chair Elect was mentioned