Educational Technologies Committee

Charge

The Educational Technologies Committee will discuss matters involving information and communication technologies that offer opportunities to transform teaching and to enhance learning at an unprecedented pace. There is an onslaught of new tools and services that campuses, faculty, or students might adopt to improve their educational environment. There, too, is considerable uncertainty about which are effective, whether and when benefits outweigh costs, and how best to harness these opportunities. Learning management systems, content management systems, social media, tools to support peer-to-peer instruction, applications for mobile phones, and services that support online and blended learning all present challenges and opportunities that require expertise to assess. Recommendations about when to invest in services, resources, and faculty development need to be grounded in learner-centered principles and coordinated so they are aligned with educational mission and priorities of the University. The Educational Technologies Committee is charged to advise leadership on ways to advance student engagement and learning through information technology, faculty development and related resource allocation and infrastructure development.

Objectives

  • Identify information and communication technologies that could improve teaching efficacy, and student engagement and learning on campus.
  • Assess the benefits, the costs, and the feasibility of implementing these technologies at UIC.
  • Solicit input about teaching and learning needs from members of the faculty, the students, and department, college, and school administrations.
  • Identify best practices for the use of these technologies.
  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan that prioritizes the purchase, implementation, and operation of these technologies within the financial, personnel, and other resource allocations and constraints of the University.
  • Develop a multi-year strategic plan that prioritizes the development of skills in members of the faculty and the support staff to efficiently and effectively adopt and use these technologies in their courses and in the curriculum.
  • Develop and implement a process for evaluating the committee’s strategy for realizing its charge.

Membership

Name Unit
Susan Altfeld School of Public Health
Jonathan Art College of Medicine
Martina Bode College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amelia Brunskill (Co-Chair) University Library
Dara Crowfoot School of Continuing Studies
Ramsey Donnell John Marshall Law School
Jonathan Fair Campus Learning Environments
Re-Jin Jennifer Guo Faculty Senate
David Hofman Department of Physics
Mike Kamowski Office of Student Systems Services
Amira Kefi Graduate College Student
Stephen Kleinschmit Public Administration
Mary Kopale College of Pharmacy
Michael Michela College of Business Administration
Laura Mills College of Applied Health Sciences
Christopher Mitchell Jane Addams College of Social Work
Erin O'Leary Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence
Nathan Phillips (Co-Chair) College of Education
Natacha Pierre College of Nursing
Elizabeth Romero Technology Solutions
Michael Scott Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Tim Sullivan College of Dentistry
Cheryl Towler Weese College of Architecture, Design, & the Arts

Sub-Committee:

LMS Governance Board
Kheir Al-Kodmany Mary Kopale
Max Anderson Jacob Krive
Jonathan Art Szymon Machajewski
Kimberly Barba Dibyen Majumdar
Mark Bennett Michael Michela
Martina Bode Catherine Moe
Frank Cervone Nancy Norman
Dara Crowfoot Thomas Okon
Lisa Cushing Rebecca Raszewski
Sam Day Philip Reiter
Richard DeJonghe Elizabeth Romero Fuerte
Rebecca Jo Doran Alana Steffen
Edward Garay Karen Vuckovic
Leslie Hammersmith Elizabeth Weber