Liz Johnson, Faculty Co-Chair, TLTR

Liz Johnson, Associate Professor of LiteracyThanks to Liz Johnson, Associate Professor of Literacy, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, in the School of Human Development and Education for stepping up to serve as the Faculty Co-Chair of the TLTR for 2019-2020.  Liz has been a member of the TLTR since 2017, was the recipient of a Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grant in 2017, and was a 2018 Innovation Fellow.

TLTR Agenda, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2 – 3:15 pm, Premont 110

The next meeting of the TLTR will take place in Premont 110, which is entered through Premont 102. Here is the agenda:

Announcements

Events

  1. Faculty Gathering, Tuesday, April 30, 4-6 pm, Mabee Ballrooms, http://sites.stedwards.edu/instructionaltechnology/2019/04/22/faculty-recognition-gathering-43019-4-6-pm/
  2. AccessU, Wednesday, May 15 to Friday, May 17, 2019, St. Edwards University, https://knowbility.org/programs/accessu/ FREE FACULTY PASSES AVAILABLE. Contact Brenda Adrian by Friday, April 26
  3. Save the date: 2019 Innovation Institute will be held May 20-29, 2019. Workshops will be open to all faculty and are listed here:  http://sites.stedwards.edu/innovationfellowship/workshops-2019/

TLTR Pilots

Subcommittee will meet Friday to review.

2019-2020 TLTR Members

Please confirm membership for 2019-2020.

Discussions

 

Online Learning Policies

TLTR members should report input from colleagues around the following topics:

  • Do we need discussion or guidelines around courses that are designed with someone else teaching it, e.g., ownership of material and intellectual property, course maintenance, faculty compensation, instructional design services?

Digital Skills

The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy:  Developing the Professionals of the Future, Report from Burning Glass. https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/New_Foundational_Skills.pdf

TLTR Agenda, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 2 – 3:15 pm, Premont 110

The next meeting of the TLTR will take place in Premont 110, which is entered through Premont 102.  Here is the agenda:

Announcements

Events

  1. Canvas faculty meet up, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:30pm – 2pm, Holy Cross Hall Room 101, Lunch Provided. RSVP:  http://bit.ly/CanvasMeetup
  2. Integrated Case Management (advising technology) — Demo and Discussion. March 26 and 27, 12 – 1 pm, Jones Auditorium
  3. AccessU, Wednesday, May 15 to Friday, May 17, 2019, St. Edwards University, https://knowbility.org/programs/accessu/ FREE FACULTY PASSES AVAILABLE.  Contact Brenda Adrian.
  4. Save the date: 2019 Innovation Institute will be held May 20-31, 2019. Workshops will be open to all faculty.

Upcoming Deadlines

  1. TLTR pilots: http://sites.stedwards.edu/tltr/pilot-projects/guidelines/
    1. Pre-proposals due 3/26/19 (just need a paragraph)
    2. Final proposals due 4/9/19
  2. Innovation Fellowships: http://sites.stedwards.edu/innovationfellowship/cfp-and-guidelines-2019/
    1. Proposals due 4/9/19

Informational

Preparation for Webex decommissioning in October 2019.

Requests for Input

Proposed classroom renovation project (Laura Lucas)

Innovation Fellowship CFP includes the following call:

  • Online General Education Course Offerings: Creating flexible options to help students complete their degrees in a timely manner by offering general education online, especially in the summer.

For the April TLTR meeting, please seek input from colleagues around the following topics.

  • Do we need discussion or guidelines around courses that are designed with someone else teaching it, e.g., ownership of material and intellectual property, course maintenance, faculty compensation, instructional design services?

Discussions

Reducing barriers for faculty

  • Top 10 help desk tickets for faculty
  • Faculty Communications in Workplace (Guest: Mischelle Diaz, Senior Director of Communication)
  • Faculty survey results: supports and barriers

Future  Discussions

The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy:  Developing the Professionals of the Future, Report from Burning Glass. https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/New_Foundational_Skills.pdf

Call for Pilot Projects to Support Learning Spaces, Making, Online Learning, and Learning Portfolios

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) invites proposals for the Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants (TLTR Pilot Project Grants) for projects in 2019-2020. The TLTR will be awarding grants worth up to $5,000 to fund innovative teaching projects that incorporate new technologies and can be used as a model for other faculty. The TLTR especially encourages projects of the following types:

  • Projects that experiment with innovations in learning spaces
  • Projects that experiment with making
    • Making is an iterative process of tinkering and problem solving that is collaborative; allows for self-expression through the creation of a personally meaningful artifacts; and is shared with a larger community.”— UTeach Maker Advisory Group, 2016
    • “In maker-centered learning environments, students imagine, design, and create projects that align the content of learning with hands-on application.”–Maker Ed
  • Projects that build capacity for online, blended, and web-enhanced learning
  • Projects that develop pedagogy for using learning portfolios

Pre-proposals: Due March 26, 2019.

Instructional Technology staff will review pre-proposals (1 -2 paragraphs + purchase list) to make sure the proposed pilot is feasible or necessary. Instructional Technology may recommend alternate technologies, confirm that the university already possesses proposed technologies, and give advice on the project budget.

Final proposals: Due April 9, 2019.

No final proposals will be reviewed if a pre-proposal was not received and reviewed in advance.

More details, the Grant Proposal Guidelines, and electronic submission are available on the TLTR website at http://sites.stedwards.edu/tltr/pilot-projects/guidelines/

TLTR Agenda, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2 – 3:15 pm, Premont 110

The next meeting of the TLTR will take place in Premont 110, which is entered through Premont 102.  Here is the agenda:

  1. Preliminary results of Faculty Survey
  2. Updates on prioritizing technology needs discussion in the Munday School of Business
  3. Prioritizing needs within the category of “UX or Make Life Easier or Stuff Should Work Well + Management Systems” . (See the minutes from the last meeting for items that were listed in that category.)

TLTR Agenda, Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 – 3:15 PM, Premont 110 (Inside Premont 102)

  1. Announcements
    1. Lynda.com Transition to Linked-In Learning on 1/29/19: https://work-41984818.facebook.com/groups/1888109098117514/permalink/2143971122531309/
    2. Canvas Faculty Meet up, March 27 from 12:30 – 2:00 in ITEC Hub (HCH 101)
    3. 20 Minutes to Launch Series, https://work-41984818.facebook.com/groups/233707437343060/permalink/290427841671019/
    4. Art and Technology, Homecoming & Family Weekend, Feb. 15–17
  2. TLTR Pilot 2019 Timing and CFP
    1. 2018 Guidelines
  3. Exercise: Prioritizing Technology Needs

TLTR Conducts Faculty Survey in Spring 2019

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Round Table (TLTR) is conducting a faculty survey to explore teaching, learning, and technology practices and interests.  Such a comprehensive faculty survey of teaching, learning, and technology has not been conducted for five years (since fall 2013).

The TLTR asks that you take some time–about 15 – 20 minutes–to complete this survey. The survey has 8 sections: Educational Approaches, Online & Blended Teaching, Online & Digital Technology Use, Learning Management Systems, Learning Spaces, In-class Computer Use Policy, Barriers & Other Comments, and a Demographic Section. 

We recognize and appreciate the time you are committing to this project.  To thank you for your service, you are eligible to be entered into a random drawing for gift cards from Jo’s Coffee House.  Drawings will take place weekly while the survey is open.  The survey will be available January 7 – February 10, 2019.

Faculty members (both contract and adjunct) will receive email invites requesting that they complete the survey.  Expect to receive an initial invitation, as well as several reminders while the survey is open (January 7 – February 10, 2019).

Data from this survey will inform:

  • faculty development planning, such as grants, fellowships, and training
  • prioritization of academic technology spending
  • planned classroom technology refresh over next 3-4 years
  • formal and informal learning space design
  • student technology requirements
Survey responses and data may be used for possible publication purposes in the future No individual, identifiable survey data will shared, and names of those entering the raffle will not be recorded with survey data. In addition to TLTR members, aggregate results will also be made available to individual schools, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Information Technology, and other offices upon request. 
If you have questions about the survey, please contact a member of the TLTR Faculty Survey subcommittee:
  • Rebecca Davis
  • Mike Disch
  • Julie James
  • Liz Johnson

To request data, please contact TLTR Co-Chair, Rebecca Davis.

TLTR Agenda, Wednesday, December 12, 3:30 – 4:45 PM, Holy Cross Hall 105

  1. Minutes from last meeting are available here: http://sites.stedwards.edu/tltr/minutes/ 
  2. Spring 2019 Meeting Schedule.  Based on teaching schedules the following times are possible:
    1. MWF at 11 am
    2. TR 2 and 3:30 pm
    3. F 2 and 3:30 pm
  3. Member Updates from Schools and Administrative Divisions/Departments.  For your school or administrative division/department/unit, please briefly describe the following:
      • initiatives relevant to technology coming in the next year for your school, 
      • any challenges or concerns.
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Behavioral and Social Sciences
    • Human Development and Education
    • Munday School of Business
    • Natural Sciences
    • Center for Teaching Excellence
    • Student Academic Support Services
    • Library
    • Registrar
    • OIT
  4. Technology Needs (small group discussion).  One function of the TLTR is prioritizing technology needs on campus. Outcome: first pass at list of technology needs.