The basic principles that the Roundtable identified as critical to
the establishment of a useful Technology Plan are as follows:
- The University is committed to allocating the resources necessary to implement
this Technology Plan.
- The University is committed to a plan that balances
human values with technological development.
- The University is committed
to multiple platforms to support the complexity of campus needs.
- The University
is committed to providing student access to electronic resources without
requiring each student to buy or lease a computer. A lease or purchase
option will be available.
- The University is committed to providing access
to electronic information, private or otherwise, within the legal limits
of the law.
- The University is committed to providing professional development,
training and technical support opportunities for faculty, students, administrators
- The University is committed to providing all of its students with
the technological background needed to be successful in the workplace and
in advanced study.
- The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable will
review and assess university technology plans and recommend them to the
Office of Academic Affairs for action.
- The TLTR is committed to participation
from the broad university community.
- The TLTR will continue to meet on
an ongoing basis to monitor and assess the progress and impact of technology
The TLTR recommends that all funds currently used for information and
communication technologies in both the academic and administrative areas
be identified. This
exercise will help decision makers better understand the budgetary needs
associated with this Technology Plan. It is anticipated that the Office of
will play a key role in implementing and evaluating this plan in order to
provide the best possible support to this important teaching and learning initiative.
A thoughtful budget allocation process is critical to the success of this
campus goal. (Appendix 12: TLTR Budget Recommendation
to Fulfill the Technology Plan proposes a technology budget for the next five years.)