October 4, 2010 (M-391)
Attendees: Chris Calienes, Janine Graziano-King, Rick Fox, Asif Hussain, Tom McManus, Mike Rosson, Marissa Schlessinger, Christoph Winkler.
Meeting Summary: The group started with a brief round of introductions to welcome the new members. After filling out the pre-semester survey, Marissa shared with the group how the college is trying to focus on reaching students between 15 and 45 credits. The discussion continued with how technology may help to better reach this particular student segment, which in the past has not given the same attention than entering and exiting students. The consensus was that the college will have to find a balance between utilizing technology to (1) “meet” the students where they are (e.g., Facebook, etc.), and (2) given them an opportunity to schedule their work load more flexibly (e.g. by increasing online/hybrid course offerings). The meeting concluded with a brief discussion about PPT presentations, which will be continued in our next meeting.
Summary Pre-semester Survey: Participants would like to
-get ideas about new technologies and how they can be used in the classroom
-get n insight into what other faculty are doing
-support faculty interests in the area of instructional technology design