College of Science and Mathematics

 

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Background/Purpose:

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) for the CoSM 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 CoSM 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 CoSM 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 CoSM.
  2. Assist in developing an appropriate faculty development program for instructional technology based on identified needs defined in the CoSM strategic plan. 
  3. Participate in instructional technology strategic planning activities specific to CoSM goals and objectives.
  4. Update CoSM 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 CoSM 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 CoSM Receive feedback so final recommendations can be to CoSM 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 CoSM, 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 Science and Mathematics 
  • University Informatin Technology

 Role or Interest in the Project:

  • Thomas “Cliff” Gardiner – Associate Dean of CoSM (Resource)
  • Robert “Bran” Cromer (BIOL) – Assistant Professor
  • Theja DeSilva (CHEM/PHYS) – PHYS Assistant Professor
  • Georgina Hammock (PSYC) – PSYC Interim Chair (Resource)
  • Tadd Patton (PSYC) – Assistant Professor
  • Deltrye Holt (MATH) – Assistant Professor
  • Keith Luoma (MATH) – Assistant Professor
  • Janice DeLoach Associate Director – Univ. IT Field Services - Summerville (Resource)
  • Erick Lemon – Associate Director – Univ. IT Field Services – Health Sciences (Resource)
  • Winona Hatcher – Instructional Designer
  • Artemas Jones – Instructional Systems Analyst

Meeting Location: Science Hall E1001A – (SCI-E1001A) – [PSYC Conference Room]

Alternate Meeting Location: University Hall 143 – (UH-143) – [UH-143 Conference Room]

Schedule of Monthly Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.