Student Affairs and Technology: A Case Study. Brittney Boone Norm Cole Brian Joyce Curtis Tarver University of South Florida. Justification for Course Offering. Societal Demand and the Student Affairs Response Improve Cost Effectiveness of Education
University of South Florida
This course focuses on the use of technology in the field of student affairs, as well as higher education in general. It is designed to educate student personnel administrators on current and future topics in information technology. Participants will be expected to become familiar with current literature on the topic, interject thought and insight, and will be given opportunities to utilize newly acquired knowledge.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
Due: Weekly, posted to Blackboard
Respond to topics in class readings and
current articles from Syllabus magazine. Responses should be approximately one page in length and should focus on the relationship to current course readings.
Due: September 1
Examine the use of technology, user
friendliness, services provided, and other
relevant topics on the website of a
college or university of your choosing.
Come to class prepared to discuss.
Due: September 22
2-3 pages, double-spaced reflecting on challenges and benefits of communication from your personal experience in the cyber class conducted on September 15.
Due: October 6
Critique an article from a refereed journal
on a topic related to technology in higher
education. This article is to be outside of
the assigned readings. Presentation shall
be a 5-7 minute PowerPoint incorporating
relevant course topics and creativity.
Due: November 17
(Presentations on November 17 and December 1)
Design a website for a fictitious university. In building your website, demonstrate a working knowledge of technology’s importance to a school’s appeal. A 3-5 page paper must be submitted incorporating your design method and analysis of technology. Presentations should be 12-15 minutes in length.
“Meet” at class time by logging into Blackboard discussion forum