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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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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
staffing update
Staffing Update
  • Staff Hired
    • ISAs
    • IDs
  • Vacancies
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