Revised Spring 2020 Meeting Schedule for TLTR

Due to some unforeseen conflicts, we have made some changes to the Spring 2020 Meeting Schedule for TLTR.

The new TLTR meeting schedule for Spring 2020 will be as follows:

  • January: Virtual Meeting, with input due by January 31
    • Freshman Technology Survey & TLTR Pilots
  • Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 pm in Premont 110
    • Summer 2020 Online, Student Readiness
  • Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 pm in Premont 110
    • Removing Faculty Barriers – Time, Depth, Integration, Play
  • Wednesday, April 15 at 1:00 pm in Premont 110
    • TLTR Pilot Updates for 2018 & 2019 Pilots

TLTR Agenda, Friday, November 15, 2019, 12 pm, Premont 110

Topic: Student Readiness

Agenda

  • 12:00 pm:  Lunch & Discussion of Readiness Survey
  • 12:20 pm: Report (informal) from Instructional Technology Student Readiness team
    • Includes report from OIT Student Advisory Board Discussion
  • 12:30 pm: Insights (informal) from Faculty who’ve taught undergraduates online
    • Tim Braun
    • Jack Green-Musselman
    • Drew Loewe
    • Georgia Seminet
  • 12:40: Q & A, Next Steps, and Recommendations 

Minutes from the last meeting are available here: http://sites.stedwards.edu/tltr/minutes/

Topic for December: Learning Spaces

TLTR Agenda, Friday, October 25, 2019, 12 pm, Premont 110

  1. Announcements
    1. Summer 2020 Online Initiative (initial information)
    2. TLTR pilots subcommittee
      1. members
        1. Faculty: Mike Disch, Dan Gold, Lisa Holleran
        2. CTE Director: Jennifer Jefferson
        3. Instructional Technology: Brenda Adrian
        4. TLTR Co-Chairs: Rebecca Davis and Liz Johnson
      2. Need to draft TLTR pilot follow-up process
  2. Setting priorities: Reviewing themes and trends raised in virtual meeting google doc and determining priorities for 2019 – 2020
    1. Please review the document and be prepared to speak to what you see as priorities.  Also, feel free to annotate, comment, add questions, etc.
    2. We will work in small groups and in plenary discussion on classifications, strategies & proposals for future calendar building.

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/