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Technology Integration Committee

Members

Dr. Carle Dyke, School of Arts & Humanities (A&H)
Dr. Mark Bowman, School of Public Affairs (SPA)/Graduate School
Dr. Jon-David (JD) Knode, Reeves School of Business (RSB)
Dr. Gary Hinson, School of Science and Human Development (SSHD)
Dr. Bruce Morgan, Chair and Director of Instructional Technology and Title III

Grant Directives

As faculty work on TIP's, efforts will be guided by a Tech Integration Committee, with representatives from each school within the University. Working with the Instructional Technologist, the Committee will research and investigate (through individual and group professional development) instructional best-practices linked to technological innovation. They will help design the departmental tech-integration matrices and work with the MU Curriculum Committee for curricular approvals. In Years 2-5,the Committee will oversee an annual Tech -Innovation Proposal (TIP) program inviting faculty to submit proposals for curriculum and instructional design changes that use technology to engage and motivate students. As faculty develop their skills, levels of innovation will increase, with latter years focusing more on collaborative learning experiences, fusion of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and simulation-based technology. Faculty and student feedback, including comparative analysis of learning outcomes, will be used formatively to improve the TIP program. The expected outcome of this component is not tech integration, per se, but rather the significant enhancement of the teaching-learning environment through pedagogically sound, innovative technology infusion.


Faculty Development Awards Committee

Members

Dr. Carle Dyke, School of Arts & Humanities (A&H)
Dr. Mark Bowman, School of Public Affairs (SPA)/Graduate School
Dr. Jon-David (JD) Knode, Reeves School of Business (RSB)
Dr. Gary Hinson, School of Science and Human Development
Tracey Pearson, Director of Library Services
Dr. Bruce Morgan, Chair and Director of Instructional Technology and Title III

Grant Directives

The Tech Integration Committee will assume the role of assisting in the identification of professional development opportunities for faculty each year. These may include workshops, seminars, and short-courses to which faculty must travel; programs that faculty can access through distance technologies; visits to institutions of aspiration; invitations to guest speakers and/or trainers to work on the MU campus; and more. Working with the deans of each school and the Title III Director, the Committee will develop a recommended professional development plan for each year, linking these recommendations directly to the Title III initiative. In addition to technology, professional development will include discipline-specific best practices, relevant content, and collaborative instruction. The recommendations will be reviewed and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to insure that the experiences are also directly relevant to the MU Strategic Plan. Professional development will receive final review and approval by the President. The Title III Director will have the added responsibility of insuring that all professional development is documented, that faculty participants share their new skills and knowledge with the full MU faculty through presentations, short-courses on the Title III website, or other appropriate means. Project planners expect a minimum of 15 faculty to participate, directly, each year. However, using this method, 100% of all fulltime faculty and a large percentage of our regular adjunct faculty will benefit from the professional development initiative.


Student E3 Committee

Grant Directives

Using our new tech-enhanced capabilities to empower students is a Title III focus in Year-4. A new MU student group, the Student E3 Committee, comprised of fifteen undergraduate and graduate students, will be appointed to collaborate with the Tech Integration faculty and the Instructional Technologist to discover, pilot, and help implement collaborative uses of the Enterprise Management System to improve student success. Student E3 will recommend other technology systems that are important to today's college students. Examples already recommended by students during strategic planning were an email/text just-in-time communication tool linking faculty, students, and staff (Year-4), an interactive data calendar connecting students to learning experiences and co-curricular opportunities (Year-4), and the introduction of e-portfolios (Year-5) for documentation of personal and academic growth.

 

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