Meeting Topic for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1-2 pm, Premont 110

TLTR Meeting, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1-2 pm, Premont 110

Reducing Barriers

Reducing barriers for faculty was a past theme from our Fall 2019 virtual meeting around school needs assessments. Under that theme were requests like:
  1. Improve information architecture (online filing protocols) for everyone and provide training
  2. Standardize course shells in canvas
  3. Develop a campus communication (email, canvas announcement, etc.) charter for students, faculty, staff, administrators. 
    1. Find out more about email charters from this article: Maljković, N. (2019, May 30). The Email Charter: An idea worth spreading. Medium.
    2. Find out more about Communication Charters in this article: Burns, M. (2019, April 25). Put it into words: Developing a corporate communications charter. TechGenix.
  4. Develop wellness initiatives that foster an unplugged, mindful ethos
  5. Pruning our current digital “ecosystem”–where are there redundancies?
At this month’s TLTR meeting, we’d like to dive into some work groups to flesh out these ideas and develop a strategic plan toward reducing faculty barriers in the coming academic year. We are reaching out to the Provost’s office, a staff representative, and the Health and Wellness team, so this can be a meeting that engages multiple stakeholders. Your contributions will be strengthened with current insights from faculty in your schools. Please consider gathering their input via email or at an upcoming scheduled meeting prior to our 3/11/2020 session.  Ultimately, this effort is as much about culture and mindset as technology but we hope to generate recommendations that can help us improve both.