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Academic Technology Advisory Committee December 2013. D2L Taskforce. We want it to be faculty driven Help to advise us on the current state – i.e. any issues that need to be addressed Prioritize efforts related to the LMS and related academic systems Help to advise us on the future state

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Academic technology advisory committee december 2013

Academic TechnologyAdvisory CommitteeDecember 2013


D2l taskforce

D2L Taskforce

  • We want it to be faculty driven

  • Help to advise us on the current state – i.e. any issues that need to be addressed

  • Prioritize efforts related to the LMS and related academic systems

  • Help to advise us on the future state

  • Administrative leader/support – Erick Lemon, but need a faculty member to be the overall leader


D2l taskforce1

D2L Taskforce

  • Membership

    • Faculty representation from each college

    • Representation from University Senate

    • Representation from

    • Instructional Designers

    • Instructional Systems Analysts

  • Shooting for first meeting in January


Upcoming changes

Upcoming Changes

  • D2L Changes

  • D2L New Features

    • Insight

  • Echo360 Changes

  • Other Changes


Process for handling changes

Process for Handling Changes

  • For major changes that impact features and functionality, we need to engage faculty well in advance

  • Considerations:

    • Faculty input on timing

    • Faculty group to assist in validating and testing

    • Faculty development strategies and plans; possibly student training as well

    • Communications plans to inform faculty and students


Distance education update

Distance Education Update

  • Current State

  • Director of Distance Education

  • Instructional Designer Services

  • Future State Discussion

    • USG New Models


Technology fee

Technology Fee

  • Prior to consolidation:

    • GHSU $100/semester; ASU $45/semester

    • Generated $1.45M between both institutions

    • Mean R1 Tech Fee $102/semester

  • Post consolidation:

    • Reduced to ~$1.25M in FY14

    • ~$70K mid-year reduction

  • If we were at R1 mean: ~$1.94M

  • Mandatory Fee Committee Recommended $70 for next academic year


How technology fee is used

How Technology Fee is Used

  • Recurring Personnel - $231K

  • **University-Wide Academic Software - $685K

  • **Classroom Technology & A/V – $240K

  • **Student Computer Labs - $80K

**Note, there are no funds in ITS budget to cover these areas otherwise


Examples of need

Examples of Need

  • Classroom Technology Upgrades

    • Algood Hall $2M

    • Health Sciences Building $1.5M

  • Student Technology Upgrades

    • Wireless Expansion in Student Centric Areas

    • Computer Lab Refresh

  • Competitive pot of funding to allow academic departments to fund special technology initiatives


Academic technology strategic plan

Academic Technology Strategic Plan

  • We need one!

  • Needs to include Faculty Development Plans


Teaching with technology technology fair

Teaching with Technology – Technology Fair

  • Multi-day (Students, Faculty, P-12 Educators)

  • Expo and conference style

  • Recruit vendors

  • Open Call for Speakers

  • Need to Establish Planning Committee

  • Proposed for mid-June


Summerville intervention

Summerville Intervention

  • Four immediate changes:

    • Summerville Intervention Sessions (3 days)

      • Touched 259 faculty offices; worked with 161 faculty

    • Semester Startup Taskforce

    • Proactive Changes @ Service Desk

    • Instructional Technology Advisory Committees forming at Summerville colleges


Cards left

Cards Left


Staffing update

Staffing Update

  • Staff Hired

    • ISAs

    • IDs

  • Vacancies


Academic technology advisory committee december 2013

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