- All participants in the teaching and learning functions at SCSU will have
access to the technological tools, training and support they need, including
specialized training and support for those who want to teach in a technologically
rich environment and incorporate technology into their instruction.
units will be responsible for establishing and assessing the level of technological
literacy for the majors in their disciplines.
- Learning Resources and Technology
Services offers personnel and support in instructional design and development,
which will be available to whoever in
the university community requires help with the technological aspects of
instructional materials; for faculty, in particular, the Faculty Center for
Teaching will collaborate with Learning Resources and Technology Services
in offering workshops and training in instructional design and development.
- Provisions will be made to support, when possible, teachers and learners
who have greater or more specialized needs.
- Upon graduation from SCSU,
students will be able to use technology to access, create and disseminate
information relative to their discipline and social
In order to meet this last goal, technological literacy will need to
become part of University graduation requirements. Students will need to
to the technologies, instruction and support that are necessary to develop
technological competencies. In particular,
- Students will have been introduced
to the legal, ethical and cultural implications of communications and information
- Students will be able to use e-mail and the Internet to communicate
and locate information.
- Students will be able to access curricular information
made available by the faculty or the University.
- Students will be able
to create a document, including graphics, on a computer using a word processing
- Students will be able to create a computer-based multimedia project.
will be able to search library databases and use technology to support
written and oral presentations.
- Students will have a knowledge of spreadsheets,
databases and graphics as used in their disciplines.
- Students will have
an understanding of basic computer operations.
The first of the SCSU strategic planning themes, "Academic Distinction," is
the central goal we all share in common. It underlies the teaching/learning
functions of all members of the university community as well as all our purposes
in working here.
The TLTR recognizes that the teaching/learning community at SCSU is composed
of students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community that the
University serves, including constituencies often marginalized in highly technologized
environments, such as women, people of color and people with disabilities.
It also recognizes, for all users, that the needs of the users, rather than
the needs of the technology, should drive technological adoption and implementation.