Faculty Summer Institute
May 22, 1998
1. very little organized collaboration
2. staff, staff and more staff
3. limited resources
4. reward structure out of sync?
5. union contract
6. using technology to engage students in active learning
8. student orientation to learning w/ technology
9. technology for technologys sake?
10. faculty development
11. fit w/ global marketplace
12. how to use graduate students
13. how to distribute computing resources
14. program/course development --integrity
15. technology "decay"
16. protective management of technology infrastructure
17. lack of institutional vision!!!!!!!!!!!!!
target one collaborative course/per department
form alliance with 97 participants to raise awareness on campus, identify resources, etc.
desperation: attack problems department by department
form group each committed to becoming an expert in a particular area--pooling technical expertise
model after Center for Teaching Advancement
focus on course objectives over and above technology -- i.e. building community, writing across the curriculum, etc
work w/ faculty development unit to build a mentoring program
establish collaboratory to develop course modules, support faculty and staff,
connect w/ 97 (and 99) group
develop web page for FSI teams
2. Staff, staff, and more staff
educate deans/department heads to build support
FSI for deans and department chairs?
inventory staff--what do we have on campus? redundancy?
establish new division for support
organize curriculum support with tech support to share/collaborate
rethink role of graduate students
3. Limited resources
need to focus resources on clear goals
need institutional planning
form advocacy group
interdisciplinary approaches to resource development
imagination to fit instructional goals into existing funding structure
focusing resources toward "high impact" areas isolates faculty
4. Reward structure out of sync
tenure and promotion should recognize
contracts should include expectations related to use of technology in instruction
consider in work load
reflected in departmental criteria (how do faculty initiate/facilitate criteria?)
developing a "culture of activism" -- how to influence the culture at highest levels of institution
identifying exemplar strategies of our own, model for administrators to embrace--sponsor innovations from "grass roots"
be ready to respond as "vision" begins to trickle down from IBHE through institutions
how to bring more faculty on board
6. Involving students in active learning
need assessments and data to support improved learning outcomes
8. Student readiness to use technology
encourage peer tutoring at departmental level
rethink role of graduate students
early in semester provide plenty of assistance in getting on-line
structure team-based assignments so students can learn from each other
instructional support offer training to faculty for specific courses
involve students in teaching
9. Technology for technologys sake
emphasize potential for improved learning, rather than losing instructional technology
10. Faculty development
FSI98 team take on resonsibility back home?
set up institutional "spaces" in Web Board -- keep FSI web board going -- use to stay in touch and bring in 97teams
faculty computer camp (spectrum of expertise)
11. Global marketplace
how to support off-campus students
partnerships among institutions (e.g. Chicagoland)
integrate w/ regional higher education consortia?
inventory what we can -- what were doing to connect -- noone has the answers
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