Education 05.01.18 Minutes

Attending:

Michael Scott, Martina Bode, Anthony Marino, Tim Sullivan, Heather O’Leary, Elizabeth Romero, Judith De Jong, Mike Kamowski, Michael Siciliano, Heather O’Leary, John Fyfe, Kim Richards, Alana Steffen, Nate Phillips, Marieke Schoen, Kee Chan, Cathy Bimmerle, Susan Altfeld

  • Subcommittee Status and Reports
    • LMS Governance Board
      • Noted that the board had approved the move to SaaS, but Blackboard was not able to meet time constraints, so the production move has been delayed
      • Testing for Blackboard Ultra will be available in about a month and the board will continue to communicate upcoming changes to the LMS
      • Discussion of improving communications around the LMS
      • Some statistics about help tickets related to LMS were shared, noting that the number of tickets has been cut in half since FY14
      • Suggested that the board has helped to improve the LMS and decrease the number of issues that users have run into
      • Concern about in-line grading was expressed
      • Discussion of need to be able to download graded assignments for accreditation purposes
    • Printing and Sustainability
      • Noted that the subcommittee was unable to meet
      • Sustainability provided funding and a graduate student to work on tracking printing behavior
      • Suggested that the timeline will be shifted
      • Noted that current numbers show that student printing has decreased
    • Technology Request Form
      • Noted that there was discussion on this subcommittee at the last IT Governance Council meeting
      • Suggested that there was much approval and support for this committee
      • It was asked whether funding would be attached to accepted proposals
      • Noted that some new members have joined the subcommittee
  • Video Coaching Software
    • Background
      • Noted that a need for video coaching software was mentioned and the committee was asked how to propose new technologies
      • Suggested that the technology request form will be related to this as well as defining the role of IT governance
      • Suggested that this committee may currently have a role in discussing software
    • Discussion
      • Suggested that, in the College of Education, there are certifications that require performance-based assessments and the college would like to support students in creating and reflecting on video
      • Noted that Edthena is a software currently being used for this process, with many technical issues
      • Suggested that this is a need for many other colleges as well and that the College of Education would like to collaborate with others in purchasing the software
      • Committee members voiced positive opinions of the need of the software
      • Further discussion of the need for video software
      • Discussion of the best way to implement a new shared service
      • Suggested that the software can also be used for teaching and learning
      • Noted that ACCC as well as the library are currently evaluating video options
      • Discussion of video requirements for teaching and learning
    • Next Steps
      • Suggested that a subcommittee could be created to look into video options
      • Mentioned that the first step should be gathering requirements for video software, then looking for solutions
      • Suggested that CoEd will be piloting Edthena in the fall
      • Continued discussion of what video software could be used for
      • Motion to create a subcommittee to consider video software options with a charge to gather requirements, consider solutions, and report back to the committee in September, no opposition voiced, motion passed
  • Committee Governance Role
    • Background/Overview
      • Suggested that a chair elect should be selected for AY19 who would take over in AY20
      • Suggested that there is an ongoing question of the role/mission of IT governance at UIC
      • A brief overview of the history of the ITGC and some of the initiatives that the Education Committee has put forward was given
      • Noted that there are existing proposal templates that can be sued to create proposals to send to the provost
      • Suggested that the committee’s role might be to make recommendations on specific tools/services
      • It was asked whether new tools/services are being considered at the enterprise level and there should be a point where the Education Committee is consulted
      • Suggested that one possibility is for the committee to determine what they think they committee’s charge should be and then propose that to leadership
    • Discussion
      • Discussion on what the purpose of IT governance should be
      • Concern was expressed about software purchased at the department level not meeting campus requirements as well as duplication
      • Suggested that UIC Purchasing could inform the committee if a purchase related to Education comes up
      • The committee reviewed and discussed the current charge and it was suggested that the current objectives do not match the work being done
      • A system to assess technologies and a role for the committee to act as an advisor was advocated for
    • Review/Change Charge
      • Motion to review and change the charge, no opposition voiced, motion passed
  • Fall 2018 Meeting Schedule
    • Fall 2018 Meeting Time
      • The committee agreed to change the3 Fall 2018 meeting time to 12:00-1:30 on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning in September

Education 03.06.18 Minutes

Attending:

Mark Goedert, Judith De Jong, John Fyfe, Tim Sullivan, Michael Scott, Anthony Marino, Elizabeth Romero, Michael Siciliano, Mike Kamowski, Kee Chan, Nathan Phillips, Marieke Schoen, Cathleen Bimmerle, Martina Bode, Annie Armstrong, Alana Steffen, Julie Fisher, Clare Ardizzone, Ernie Duran, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittees
    • Student Printing Reduction
      • Noted that student printing, both overall and per capita, has been going down over the last six years
      • The subcommittee proposal document, charge, and membership was presented
      • Noted that the group has already started analyzing data
      • Mentioned that this request was brought to the committee by Sustainability
      • Noted that Sustainability has grant money to help with this effort
      • Discussion of subcommittee charge
      • Motion to create subcommittee, no opposition voiced: subcommittee created
    • Instructional Technology
      • A previous presentation on the project proposal survey and possibility of a pilot were shared
  • Strategy
    • UIC IT Strategy/Community
      • Concern about the audience was expressed
      • The committee was asked to consider the role of the committee in supporting the UIC IT strategic priorities
    • ACCC Strategic Planning
      • Noted that this presentation focused on how ACCC can align to the UIC IT Strategy document
      • Suggested that the overall strategy was set by the ITGC
      • The ACCC strategic planning process was shared, noting that a SWOT analysis and other steps had been taken, with a next step of getting feedback from stakeholders
      • Noted that ACCC’s next step is to work on mission, vision, and values with the goal of creating a one-page document
      • Suggested including the Provost in the IT Strategy diagram with a focus on academics
      • Mentioned that once the document is complete, it will be shared with all ITYGC committees for feedback
      • Concern over the creation of the document was expressed
      • Suggested that once the committee should consider its role in strategy going forward
      • Suggested that without the UIC IT Strategy document, it is difficult for ACCC to align its own strategy to overall university strategy
      • Noted that the IT Governance Council had some discussion of ACCC’s focus on strategy vs. operations
    • Follow-Up to Blackboard Discussion
      • Suggested that, before making decisions on an LMS, the committee needs to determine its charge/scope/role
      • Suggested that the committee should consider the UIC IT Strategy, strategic planning, and the question of what to do with the elements as useful starting point for discussion
      • The charge on the ITGC website was shared
      • Committee members were asked what they hoped to get from their membership on the committee
      • A number of committee members shared their personal hopes for their membership
      • Suggested that the committee should be examining possibilities and making funded recommendations
      • Noted that the teaching and learning center was implemented, put on hold, and will soon be back and revamped
      • Suggested that the committee focus heavily on LMS issues
      • More committee members shared their roles and duties as they relate to the committee
      • Noted that the committee could be reactive as well as proactive and could act as vetting body for things like the UIC IT Strategy document
      • It was asked if there are other areas, besides ACCC, that should be considered by the committee
      • Suggested that there could be a means for colleges to bring issues to the committee as well
      • Discussion of what should be reported to each committee

Education 02.06.18 Minutes

Attending:

Kee Chan, Martina Bode, Cathleen Bimmerle, Anthony Marino, Julie Fisher, Michael Scott, Steve Sartori, Elizabeth Romero, Alana Steffen, Annie Armstrong, Michael Siciliano, Clare Ardizzone, Mike Kamowski, Marieke Schoen, Jon Art, Scott Smith, Karen Owens, Heather O’Leary

  • Course Wait Lists
    • Update
      • Noted that while there was an issue in Computer Science, it was due to courses not being properly restricted
      • The issue was resolved by restricting courses to computer science students rather than requiring a wait list
      • OSS will continue looking into wait list options though the issue has been partially resolved
  • Blackboard
    • Introduction
      • An introduction to Blackboard was given by UIC’s new representative
      • Noted that Blackboard had presented to the LMS Governance Board before coming to the Committee
      • A change in management and Blackboard LEARN deployment options were talked about
      • Noted that there were three different hosting options – self hosting, managed hosting, and Ultra
      • Suggested that the original Blackboard experience will continue to exist and the transition to Ultra will be smooth
      • A brief overview of Ultra Course View was given
      • Suggested that Blackboard offers options that should work for all faculty at UIC
    • Presentation
      • Presentations on updates to Blackboard Learn Original and Blackboard Ultra were given
      • Noted that Ultra works on the same database with a new user interface
      • Blackboard Learn is now available in Original and Ultra and can be switched by UIC admins
      • Some changes that came with the last Blackboard Learn upgrade were gone over
      • Discussion of SCORM and what it is used for
      • Discussion of which options are currently available at UIC and which will come in later upgrades
      • Further discussion of integrated audio and video recordings and cloud storage
      • Noted that, if UIC moves to SaaS, the original experience can be maintained
    • Demo
      • Suggested that Ultra meets the needs and expectations of today’s students
      • A demo of the new experience was given
      • Changes to creating content, tracking student activity, and grades, and taking attendance were shown
      • Discussion of various tools in Blackboard and how they will be handled in Ultra

Education 12.05.17 Minutes

Attending:

Martina Bode, Anthony Marino, Michael Scott, Annie Armstrong, Ernie Duran, Elizabeth Romero, Alana Steffen, Judith De Long, Clare Ardizzone, Marieke Schoen, Mike Kamowski, John Fyfe, Nathan Phillips

  • Subcommittees
    • LMS Governance Board
      • Noted that a graduate student who could act as a consultant to the LMS board as a research project has been identified
    • Instructional Technology
      • Noted that this will be discussed at the next ITGC Chairs meeting
  • Learning Technology Support Metrics
    • Printing
      • The November report was shared and some of the metrics were gone over
      • Outliers that are pulling down response times are being investigated
      • Discussion on how resolution times are calculated and related issues
      • Noted that the ongoing problem with the Pharos printing system has been resolved and printing incidents have significantly decreased
  • TLC Assessment
    • Recent Events
      • Mentioned that the committee met with the provost and handed off the recommendations
      • Noted that a decision is expected soon
      • Suggested that the TLC may be expanded
    • Light Board
      • Mentioned that a former TLC project for the Light Board is now set up and an opening ceremony will be held in late January
      • A link will be sent to the committee
      • A brief overview of the project was given
  • Old Business
    • Printing
      • The proposal for a printing subcommittee was filled out, but did not receive volunteers for members
      • The committee was asked if anyone would like to join
      • Noted that it is fine to have non-committee members on the subcommittee
      • Suggested that the subcommittee will work on a project for the spring semester, but that this will be ongoing
      • Suggested that this subcommittee could also offer an opportunity for encouraging faculty to use instructional technology to require less printing in their courses
      • Discussion on the potential name ofr the subcommittee
      • Suggested that this is an opportunity to improve the student experience by providing resources to faculty
      • The charge will be edited using the committee’s suggestions
      • Suggested that the goal is to consider central printing, while the other ITGC committee might consider departmental printing, etc.
      • Further discussion of scope and charge of the subcommittee
      • Emphasized that the subcommittee should research educations benefits or costs of not printing materials, and also consider the level of benefit of reducing printing
      • Suggested adding a targeted timeline to the charge
    • Blackboard
      • Mentioned that Blackboard will be upgraded in January to update inline grading
      • Blackboard will now integrate with Box
      • Communications will go out to the campus
      • Discussion of current grading in Blackboard
      • Noted that the new system can now be tested if members are interested
  • New Business
    • LMS
      • An LMS being considered by the ITGC Admin Committee was asked about
      • Noted that this system is for employee training rather than student use
      • Noted that it is being considered at the system level rather than at UIC

Education 11.07.17 Minutes

Attending:

Judith De Jong; Clare Ardizzone; Tim Sullivan; Elizabeth Romero; Anthony Marino; Joe Iosbaker; Michael Scott; Mike Kamowski; Marieke Schoen; John Fyfe; Annie Armstrong; Janette Maldonado; Ernie Duran; Alana Steffen; Cathleen Bimmerle; Michael Siciliano; Heather O’Leary

  • Sustainability Initiative on Printing Reduction
    • Overview of Current Printing Service
      • Mentioned that there is a central student printing service called “U-Print”
      • Suggested that the trend of increased printing each year is not sustainable and does not line up with cloud technology
      • Mentioned that there have been issues with the printing service which ACCC has addressed
      • Noted that the printing program Ink is being piloted this year with hope of expansion
    • Sustainability
      • Noted that the university is working on the climate commitments project which includes efforts to reduce waste, use less energy, etc.
      • Suggested that the university recycles about 45% of 800 tons of waste, that most of the waste comes from paper, and that the best way to encourage recycling is to make it easy to do so
      • The Office of Sustainability joined the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in working to change recycling behavior
      • An evaluation of behaviors was shared and suggested that the next step is creating a survey to identify barriers for student printing
      • Some methods for identifying barriers and reducing printing in Facilities were outlined
    • Discussion
      • Suggested that if ACCC went ahead with the Ink printing system, printing quota and fees may be changed
      • Suggested encouraging faculty and students to use more electronic systems rather than printing
      • Discussion of in-quote printing and associated costs using U-Print vs. Ink
      • Suggested that decreasing printing would save the university money
      • Discussion on best places to cut down on printing
      • Clarity on the role of the committee in this effort was questioned
      • Suggested that there is a request to form a subcommittee to work on this project and determine the best way to identify barriers
      • Discussion of Ink survey sent out by ACCC
      • Further discussion of the importance of paper in learning and costs/benefits of paper and electronic options
      • Suggested that the goal of the committee could be to reduce printing
      • A subcommittee form will be filled out and brought back to the committee for review
      • Requested that more information be shared from the Office of Sustainability and ACCC
  • Learning Technologies Support Metrics
    • Discussion
      • The LTS CIO/Governance Dashboard was shared with Support KPIs per service
      • Noted that the spreadsheet is available for committee members to view
      • Discussion of response time, SLAs, and recurring faculty problems
  •  Subcommittees
    • LMS Governance Board
      • Suggested that the new Blackboard update will allow for inline grading
      • Noted that Box.com will also be integrated into Blackboard
      • Suggested that available training opportunities are being sent out to Blackboard instructors every Monday
      • The committee was asked if they would like a presentation on the preparation for testing Ultra
    • Instructional Technology (Request Forms)
      • The state of the subcommittee was presented on
      • The most recent version of the submission survey was shared
      • The Techstarter Process at Iowa was gone over
      • Suggested that the subcommittee is requesting clarity on a funding model before moving ahead with launching a pilot of process
      • Suggested that there must be an incentive in submitting proposals
      • Discussion on how to get buy-in from upper administration
      • Suggested bringing this to the committee Chairs meeting
  • TLC Assessment
    • Updates
      • Mentioned that a survey had gone out to the teaching scholars, deans, and department heads and there was a high response rate
      • Suggested that there was not much approval of the mission
      • Report is being finalized and will be presented to the provost soon
  • Old Business
    • Wait Listing
      • Mentioned the committee’s request to look at wait listing for course registration and noted that it will be evaluated in 2018

Education 10.03.17 Minutes

Attending:

Michael Scott, Heather O’Leary, Judith De Jong, Ernie Duran, Cathy Bimmerle, Martina Bode, Alana Steffen, Michael Siciliano, Claire Ardizzone, Marieke Schoen, Annie Armstrong, Nate Phillips, Elizabeth Romero, Jon Art, Julie Fisher

  • Subcommittees
    • LMS Governance Boards
      • The LTS Support KPIs were shared
      • Suggested that the LTS will be using these statistics to improve support at the start of future semesters
      • Resolution rates for different problem levels were gone over
      • Suggested that the board searched other tools being used by faculty in addition to Blackboard
      • Suggested that Blackboard is making many changes that may address current issues
      • UIC’s Blackboard Learn Roadmap was shared
      • Mentioned that Ultra will soon be available in the cloud
      • Noted that UIC has choice in staying in the original version in the cloud or moving to Ultra
      • Suggested that Blackboard will continue to maintain both versions, but will have to choose a path to take over the next year
      • Suggested that a presentation on what the SaaS upgrade will look like can take place in the future
    • Instructional Technology
      • Working to determine next steps
  • TLC Assessment
    • Improving TLC
      • Noted that the TLC had been put on hold over the summer and that now there is a committee assessing what they have done and how they can improve
      • The committee has sent surveys to teaching scholars and unit heads to get feedback
      • Discussion of evidence that the center has had an impact, performance measures for judging the success of the TLC, and how they may have impacted student success
  • IT Governance Assessment
    • Analysis and Recommendations
      • The ITGC Analysis and Recommendations Executive Summary was presented
      • The committee went over the findings point by point
  • New Business
    • Wait Listing
      • Suggested that faculty has been asking about the ability to waitlist student for classes in Banner
      • Asked that this be brought to the Administration Committee
    • TechTeach
      • Mentioned that the TechTeach Conference has been put on hold
      • Suggested that the conference could be opened up if it were not focused solely on technology, but teaching in general
      • Discussion on how this might be considered in the TLC assessment
  • UIC IT Strategy
    • Priorities
      • Noted that a UIC IT Strategy draft has been created
      • Noted that the Research Committee has been working on a strategic priority for teaching and research
      • Committee members will meet with Research Committee to further discuss
      • Work will begin on the ITGC assessment recommendations once strategy is set

Education 09.05.17 Minutes

Attending:

Michael Scott, Tim Sullivan, Michael Siciliano, Mike Kamowski, Kelly Block, Anthony Marino, Elizabeth Romero, Jon Art, Marieke Schoen, Nathan Phillips, Martina Bode, Anne Armstrong, John Fyfe, Valerie Prater, Janette Maldonado, Alana Steffen, Clare Ardizzone, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittees
    • LMS Governance Board
      • Had a successful upgrade over the summer
      • The LMS August report was presented
      • Noted that the LTS group within ACCC has merged with parts of User Services to create a new “Service Experience” group in charge of community engagement and support services
      • The evaluation of LMS on campus was mentioned
      • The LMS governance board had been formed to determine the best LMS solution for UIC
      • Service and support has improved with Blackboard
      • Noted that the LMS board had two major concerns: student accessibility on a mobile app and working with the Innovation Center to evaluate Blackboard, which was not possible
      • Mentioned the need to consider the cost of the LMS
      • The Innovation Center will be asked what other resources may be available
      • Noted that the main concern is whether to remain with Blackboard or change to another LMS
      • Discussion on what the LMS board has done so far to evaluate Blackboard
      • Suggested that is UIC decided to switch multiple platforms, support would have to be determined
      • A document on current use had been shared with the committee as a part of determining evaluation criteria
      • Suggested looking at other institutions’ switch from Blackboard to Canvas to see how the transition went for them
    • Personal Computing Devices
      • Student Engagement Systems did an evaluation of products, proposed a pilot of Poll Everywhere
      • Echo360 upgraded their platform to include student engagement
      • A proposal was put together to activate mobile devices for use in the classroom
      • The proposal was approved by the Council and was sent to the provost, funding has not been provided
    • Instructional Technology
      • Noted that the head of this subcommittee is no longer at UIC
      • There will be a meeting to discuss the idea of a technology request form
  • Goals for the Year
    • Current Projects
      • Noted that it is still unclear what the role of the ITGC is, but there are projects that the committee can accomplish
  • TLC Assessment Update
    • Future of the TLC
      • Noted that a group was charged with assessing the role of the TLC and will report back to the committee on the process
      • Suggested that the TLC should more strongly support the student success initiative
      • There are three groups: one charged with looking at the website, another charged with meeting with Student Affairs, and one charged with a survey going out to those who had participated in the teaching scholars’ programs
      • Noted that there had originally been CETL which gave out grants
      • Noted that the Education Committee created the proposal that brought about the TLC
      • Suggested that the goal of the assessment is to create a brief report that will help determine the future of the TLC
  • UIC IT Strategy
    • Leadership within UIC and ITGC
      • An IT Strategy document was shared with the committee
      • Noted that an assessment of ITGC was conducted last year and recommendations were made on how to improve it
      • Noted that IT professionals at UIC participated in the MOR IT Leadership Conference
      • Noted that another workshop was held later in the summer to determine how IT can support the four strategic priorities of UIC
      • Mentioned that the IT Strategy document was shared with the CIO who requested a strategic IT priority for faculty and research be added
      • The committee was asked for help in creating this
      • Suggested that members from the Education and Research committees work together to work on this priority
      • The document will be sent to the committees for further review and, once approved, will go to the Council for final approval
  • Old Business
    • ITGC Assessment
      • The ITGC Assessment executive report done at the end of last year was shared
      • Suggested that once the IT Strategic document was finalized, it will provide guidance for the purpose and mandate of the ITGC
    • ITGC Coordinator
      • Noted that there had been a search for a new ITGC Coordinator, but ACCC decided to reorganize and shift job responsibilities around instead
    • Meeting Time and Catering
      • Committee agreed to continue meeting at the current time

Education 05.02.17 Minutes

Attending:

Michael Scott, Val Prater, Anthony Marino, Nathan Phillips, Saul Weiner, Marieke Schoen, John Fyfe, Martina Bode, Elizabeth Romero, Janette Maldonado, Ernie Duran, Mike Kamowski, Julie Fisher, Sandy De Groote, Susan Altfeld, Alana Steffen,  Kim Richards, Michael Siciliano, Heather O’Leary

  • Faculty Profiling Tools
    • Presentation
      • Noted that there is a task force on campus looking into faculty profiling tools
      • Noted that there are a few existing tools on campus, but not campus-wide
      • Looking for one tool that can meet all needs
      • Discussion of needs
      • Noted that the task force was formed by the dean’s council
      • Discussion of how data can be entered into various tools and the ability to generate resumes
      • Discussion of how to integrate with existing websites
  • Subcommittee Reports
    • LMS Governance Board
      • The LTS key performance indicators were shared and their data was gone over
      • Noted that the KPIs help to set benchmarks for responding to tickets
      • Noted that the Blackboard upgrade is coming up and will include new features
      • Training will be made available and a preview is available
      • Concern was expressed about the timeline, and it was noted that the timeline was approved by the LMS board
      • Noted that, in the future, major upgrade timelines will be shared sooner
      • Changes with the coming upgrade were gone over
      • A presentation on patterns of Blackboard use was shared
      • Discussion of class profiles and varied use of tools in Blackboard
      • Discussion of other options for analytics and what the data could be used for
    • Instructional Technology
      • Suggested that this subcommittee was created to form a platform to receive and get suggestions for instructional technology at UIC
  • Standing Reports
    • TLC
      • The light board project was mentioned
      • Other projects being worked on my teaching scholars were detailed
  • New Business
    • Summer Break
      • Next meeting will be in September

Education 03.07.17 Minutes

Attending:

Elizabeth Romero, Anthony Marino, Ernie Duran, Mike Kamowski, Martina Bode, Kim Richards, Michael Scott, Tim Sullivan, Susan Altfeld, Nate Phillips, Jon Art, John Fyfe, Alana Steffen, Marieke Schoen, Janette Maldonado, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Michael Hites, Julie Fisher

  • Subcommittee Reports
    • LMS Board
      • Suggested that some information on who is using Blackboard and what they use it for was put together
      • Suggested that other issues must be considered when looking at LMS
      • The board is looking at best options when considering whether to renew Blackboard
      • Noted that the Blackboard Learn contract’s timeline should be considered
      • Whether the LMS Board would like to bring options to ITGC Education for consideration was questioned
      • Discussion of how feedback and statistics have been gathered
      • Further discussion of how the LMS is being used on campus
      • Discussion of how to determine what the problem is and the best way to solve it
      • Whether there is a bigger question of if UIC should have an LMS board at all was questioned
      • Suggested that if a new LMS system is selected, the RFP process would have to begin now
      • Suggested that a new system could not be brought in without campus-wide support
      • Mentioned that the committee should consider its role in making a decision based on LMS board’s recommendations
      • Discussion of how to determine the problems around the LMS
      • Suggested that the committee make this a priority
      • The LMS Board was asked to report back to the committee with a list of concerns/questions that they would like the committee to address
      • Noted that a report will be shared before the next meeting and will be presented on
      • Suggested to include project management to create a timeline that fits the RFP process
      • Whether the faculty senate has been consulted/informed was questioned
      • Patterns of Blackboard Tool Use was presented on
      • Discussion of how Blackboard is used in different ways and why the difference exists
    • Instructional Technology
      • Josh Naylor left UIC and this proposal needs to be reconsidered
      • All existing information on the subcommittee will be considered when moving forward
      • Suggested expanding the scope to technology
  • Standing Reports
    • TLC
      • Wrapping up last of workshops and conversations
      • The advisory board had a meeting in which funding was discussed
      • Noted that the Provost will commit some annual funding
  • Old Business
    • ITGC Assessment
      • The final report was received, but due to formatting issues an updated version is in the process
      • The report will be shared with the ITGC committees
    • ITGC Coordinator
      • Position has not yet been filled
  • New Business
    • Student Portal
      • Student version of the portal will be released before summer
      • Noted that the portal was redesigned with student input
      • Next step is to redesign the faculty/staff perspective
      • A demo of the student portal will be given in the future

Education 02.02.17 Minutes

Attending:

Val Prater, Michael Siciliano, Anthony Marino, Mike Kamowski, Josh Naylor, Elizabeth Romero, Kim Richards, Ernie Duran, Martina Bode, Julie Fisher, John Fyfe, Marieke Schoen, Nate Phillips, Alana Steffen, Annie Armstrong, Saul Weiner, Michael Scott, Jon Art, Susan Altfeld, Heather O’Leary

 

  • Subcommittee Reports
    • Personal Computing Devices
      • The ITGC proposals were tabled by the Council in December and will be revisited
      • Suggested looking outside of UIC to fund the grants
      • Discussion of other avenues for funding
      • Suggested that the subcommittee regroup and research what options are available
    • LMS Governance Board
      • A report of LTS support from January was gone over
      • Suggested that LTS is now tracking KPIs by service
      • The services as well as stats for tickets created and resolved were gone over
      • Noted that the report was shared with the LTS Board and they are working to improve reporting, the services themselves, and perception of the LTS
      • Discussion of how the metrics were selected and tracked as well as others that could be tracked
      • Noted that this is part of a larger incident management process being worked on by ACCC
      • Suggested coming back to the group with priorities
  • Standing Reports
    • TLC
      • Current cohort was gone over
      • Currently working on various projects
      • Noted that faculty workshops and conversations on various topics are occurring regularly
      • Suggested that workshops will start on the west campus next year
      • Suggested that the TLC is working with scholars to see what projects are possible with current support and how to improve support for the future
      • Noted that positive feedback from past participants has been reveiced
      • Noted that the TLC Advisory Board met and reviewed the annual report
      • Discussion on the objectives for the next year
      • Suggested that the TLC should have an instructional designer on staff
      • Discussion of which colleges have an instructional designers and how colleges without them manage their online courses
      • Suggested posting the annual report to the website
      • Discussion of how the TLC needs more resources and how the committee might help
  • Old Business
    • ITGC Assessment
      • A first draft of assessment findings has been provided
      • Committee still working on completing recommendations
      • Report will be shared with all ITGC committees
    • ITGC Coordinator Replacement
      • Position has been put on hold
  • New Business
    • UIC Library
      • An email with a survey from the library was went out
      • Members were asked to reply to help the library set priorities
    • Change in Chair
      • Noted that Valerie Prater is stepping down and Michael Scott is taking over
    • Student Digital Experience
      • Suggested that there was a session at ITPF in Urbana about the student experience
      • Suggested repeating this discussion with students at UIC