Notes - October 18, 2001
Attending: Jann Randle, Eduardo Rivera, Anna Stewart,
Ray Spinhirne, Jason Rosenblum, Brenda Adrian, James McGuffee,
Mary Lambert, Connie Cabezas, Brad Robinson, Robin Zuniga
I. Student and Faculty Survey on Use of Technology in
Zuniga reported on the Spring 2001 survey.
faculty responded (approx. 1/3 of all faculty)
were teaching 4 or fewer classes
were online classes (50% or more of activities online)
used e-mail in classes
haven't found a reason to use e-mail or don't think it
would add value. Reasons for not using e-mail seem pedagogical
rather than technical. Some did mention that they were
not sure students were checking e-mail.
put web resources in syllabus or assignments
plan to use web pages in course
didn't use internet resources because they don't have
the time to create materials
said they didn't have the knowledge to teach with technology
courses were surveyed. Most were undergrad. Response rate
was low with a 25% overall response rate
don't feel skills or access was a problem
frequent technical problems
found web materials usefule
found web materials not applicable
said online was useful for discussing concepts
said online was useful for getting feedback from faculty
would recommend online courses
do faculty need to go on with technology?
suggesed offering open-ended workshops.
suggested using Donna Jurick's meeting to demo good examples
of web sites for areas.
suggested having one school be the focus for a technology
enrichment program for their discipline. The work could
have a discipline specific focus with a group of faculty.
This would also be good for students as there would be
consistency across classes. This could also be done at
the level of a department.
suggested handouts (not online) with specific FAQs for
II. Strategic Priorities Subcommittee
training is needed for Mac faculty
better control of scheduling of classrooms to schedule
for specific computers and software. Ray reports that
CARS does have fields for this information.
are needed in every classroom with instructions on how
to use equipment
III. Campus Communication Subcommittee
to create listservs for common categories of e-mails sent
to students. These would include areas of announcements
of events, athletics, internships and official announcements.
All students would be automatically subscribed to each listserv
each semester. Students could choose to unsubscribe to all
but official announcements.
is exploring how this would work technically. We will also
look at setting up community forums in Blackboard so there
is a space for communication on "hot topics" on
would need buy in from all members of the campus community.
Someone would have to enforce rules.
IV. Meeting times for Fall 2001 semester
November 15 11:00