Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable

TLTR Notes for 02/1/08

In attendance: Doug Polley,  Kristin Lyman, J.C. Turner, Mark Kotcho, Casey Wagner, Phil Thorson, Sara Grachek, Daryl Schulz, Marcus Pohl, Ilya Yakovlev, Lauren McGee

J.C. Turner chaired the meeting.  The Technology Plan Rewrite Schedule was reviewed.  This plan covers the schedule for first and second reviews for each section.  The next meeting (2/8) will review sections 5.4, 5.4.1 & 5.4.2 of the old plan.

Sections 5.1, 5.2 & 5.2 of the existing plan were reviewed.

5.1 – There were some technical questions regarding definitions.  It was suggested that an inventory of campus technology plans be completed.  Existing faculty committees such as the TPR committee and the Online Policies & Procedures Committee should be among faculty committees to be apprised of changes to the plan.
            Committee assigned – Kristi Tornquist, Ilya Yakovlev

5.2 – Goals here need to be aligned with MnSCU, state and other policies.  The first goal (coordinated plan for reviewing policies) has not been completed.  The review process needs to be more clearly defined.  The working committee called out in the Specific Actions & Timeline section was not established.  These items should be condensed and placed into the goals & objectives for the new plan.
            Committee Darrin Printy, Mark Kotcho, Phil Thorson (results reviewed with Kristi)

5.3 – The intro should be reduced.  It would be useful to identify the continued shortening of the life cycles for hardware and software.  Identification of funding sources would be helpful.  This would be helpful in a review of funding trends.  It was suggested that responsibility for reviewing the replacement cycles should be the responsibility of the respective Colleges and Departments.  The goal to “solicit external funding” should be more specific.  The committee to review technology funding was not created (Specific Actions section).  The Evaluation section should be dropped and necessary goals & objectives added to the earlier part of this section of the plan.
            Committee J.C. Turner, Phil Thorson


Next meeting:  2/8/08

Notes taken by Doug Polley