Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC)

College of Education

​Background/Purpose:

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) for the COE will provide direction on the best strategies for providing information technology resources to support instructional activities at the university. The ITAC will serve as a conduit for the two-way dissemination of information related to instructional computing at COE and will serve to otherwise enhance communications among the faculty and academic leaders of the colleges. The ITAC will keep abreast of technological, philosophical, and operational advances that impact instructional computing and provide advice on how the university should prepare to support instructional computing in the future. 

The advisory committee’s purpose is to represent the needs of the COE when making their recommendations not just the individual goals of a department or center.


Scope/Duties:

  1. Develop appropriate instructional technology communication and support model for COE.
  2. Assist in developing an appropriate faculty development program for instructional technology based on identified needs defined in the COE strategic plan. 
  3. Participate in instructional technology strategic planning activities specific to COE goals and objectives.
  4. Update COE on new and ongoing GRU instructional technology initiatives.
  5. Identify and prioritize instructional needs and opportunities where technology can best serve.

Objectives/Deliverables:

  1. Instructional Technology planning documentation (processes, policies and standing operating procedures, etc.).
  2. Communicate and discuss updates from COE Admin Team, Academic Affairs, and report summaries related to classrooms, and Service Now. Provide feedback on Action Items from previous meetings.
  3. Disseminate minutes of ITAC meetings.  
  4. Develop and implement a system to identify, demonstrate, and evaluate new instructional technologies for COE Receive feedback so final recommendations can be to COE Admin Team.    
  5. Make recommendations related to instructional technology training and development.
  6. Review documentation of the operational procedures for classroom and online technology support.
  7. Respond to information and action items distributed from ATAC.
  8. Decide summary content for broad distribution to COE, i.e., Educational Notes, annual summary, etc.

Boundaries

  1. The committee will remain focused on the use of technology within instruction. While the group might gain a broader understanding about how the same technology might be applied in research or administrative areas, any projects that are related to those implementations will be managed separately. 
  2. The committee will not use this meeting to resolve day-to-day issues, but use the normal IT Service reporting process.

Committee Guidelines

  1. The committee will establish a monthly meeting schedule.
  2. Meetings will not last longer than one hour unless specially planned.
  3. Agenda will be available by ART representative in advance.
  4. Action minutes will be provided by ART representative within 1 week afterward.

Key Stakeholders:

  • College of Education 
  • ITS: Academic and Research Technologies (ART)
  • ITS: Client Services

Role or Interest in the Project:

  • Wayne Lord (COE) – Associate Dean
  • Paula Dohoney (COE) – Associate Dean
  • Bill Gray (COE) – Ed. Technology Manager
  • Jennifer Armstrong (COE) – Instructional Resource Center
  • Laura Rychly (COE) – Assistant Professor
  • Darla Linville (COE) – Assistant Professor
  • Lurelia Hardy (COE) – Assistant Professor
  • Susan Floyd – Instructional Systems Analyst (COE)
  • Zach Gorman – Director of Instructional Systems and Services 
  • Janice DeLoach – Associate Director of Endpoint Services
  • Winona Hatcher – Instructional Designer
  • Shawn Clayborn – Manager of IT Service Desk
  • Gordon Spivey – Manager of AV Services
  • Tony Wilson – Instructional Systems Analyst (D2L) – resource

Meeting Location: University Hall Conference Room 227


Schedule of Monthly Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m.  11:00 a.m.


Meeting Minutes (Login Required)​

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