Technology

Approved SPC 4/30/04
Approved Faculty Senate 5/4/04
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IV. SCSU will provide appropriate technologies and resources that support teaching, learning, service and access. This goal is in alignment with the SCSU Technology Master Plan.

Goal C. The University will apply appropriate technologies and resources to enhance teaching learning, research, creativity, scholarship, and service.

Impact: High
Effort: Low

KPI C1: The University will determine current and future technical support needs in order to provide the necessary technical support for faculty, staff, and students.

Definition/Strategies/Action Plan: Technology is a means to offer students a high quality education with the skills needed to compete in the marketplace and to make that education accessible. Skills in most fields, from fine arts to technical professional fields, use some form of technology, which may range from microscopes, musical instruments and kilns to computers and software.

Data Responsible Parties Timeline
Survey effect of technology on student learning outcomes Colleges, Departments

Annual

Faculty, staff and student perceptions of SCSU technology/technical support

LR&TS

CTS / CIS

Departments

Administrative Services

Buildings and Grounds

Bi-Annual
Ratio of technology staff to faculty and/or students

LR&TS

CTS / CIS

Departments

Administrative Services

Buildings and Grounds

Annual
Comparison of SCSU technical support to other MnSCU 4-year and peer institutions

LR&TS

CTS / CIS

Departments

Administrative Services

Buildings and Grounds

Annual

Percent/number of university classrooms considered "electronic classrooms."

ITIS Director

Annual

Total number of seats in electronic classrooms

ITIS Director / Resource 25 (Registration)

Annual

Utilization rate by faculty of electronic classrooms

Amount of money/budget invested in electronic classrooms (capital and support)

ITIS Director (LR&TS only) / Department Heads (Departments/Colleges)

Annual

Amount of computer lab space (square ft.) per student

Amount (purchase & upgrade maintenance) for hardware and software in computer labs

CTUS Director (open labs) / College Deans and Departments (curriculum)

Annual
Number of workstations for student use on campus (openly available and curriculum related) ITS Director Annual

Survey faculty on how they would like to use technology in the classroom.

Colleges, Departments

Annual
Survey current needs for discipline-specific technologies including, but not limited to, hardware, software, equipment, and instrumentation Colleges, Departments Annual

Average age of equipment on campus

Stated replacement cycles of equipment and number of departments utilizing replacement schedules

Level of funding for technologies and amount expended in each category

Percent of budget allocated to purchase, maintain and upgrade technology.

Inventory Control

College Deans / Department Heads / Campus Units

Annual

Percent/number of online courses/programs offered (100% online, blended or having online component)

Continuing Studies / Departments

Annual
Number of faculty offering 100% online courses and effect on faculty workload Continuing Studies / Departments Annual
Survey measuring student and faculty perceptions of online courses

Continuing Studies / Departments / Colleges

1-3 Years
Number of students enrolled in online courses (100% online & blended courses) Continuing Studies / Departments Annual
Student completion rate of 100% online and blended courses Departments Annual
Student progress/achievement in online courses Departments Annual
Number of classes utilizing ITV ITIS / Continuing Studies Annual

Goal D. The University will provide appropriate technologies and resources to enhance access to support services.

Impact: High
Effort: High

KPI D1: The University will determine/assess what services are currently available, what new services need to be developed and how services can be integrated into SCSU’s environment in order to meet the needs of faculty, staff, students, and administrators.

Data Responsible Parties Timeline

Survey identifying/ prioritizing critical e-services

CIS, MnSCU

1-3 Years
Survey measuring satisfaction with current online services (services - faculty/staff/student)

CIS

1-3 Years
Survey measuring satisfaction with administrative support

CIS

1-3 Years
Level of satisfaction of students, staff and faculty with disabilities with disability services and technology

Student Disability Services / HR

1-3 Years
Level of satisfaction with access to technology resources LR&TS 1-3 Years
Percent of technology services with universal access (e.g. ADA compliant) Student Disability Services / HR Annual

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