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Educational Technologies Committee


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 Heading link

  • 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 Heading link

Name Unit
Jonathan Art College of Medicine
Martina Bode College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amelia Brunskill (Co-Chair) University Library
Dara Crowfoot School of Continuing Studies
Larry Danziger UIC Senate
Ramsey Donnell John Marshall Law School
Shannon Dwyer Student Systems Services
Jonathan Fair Campus Learning Environments
David Hofman College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Amira Kefi Graduate College Student
Stephen Kleinschmit Public Administration
Mary Kopale (Co-Chair) College of Pharmacy
Szymon Machajewski Technology Solutions
Syedda Mehdi College of Dentistry Administration
Michael Michela College of Business Administration
Laura Mills College of Applied Health Sciences
Christopher Mitchell Jane Addams College of Social Work
Nancy Norman College of Dentistry
Erin O'Leary Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence
Nathan Phillips College of Education
Natacha Pierre College of Nursing
Michael Scott Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Michael Siciliano College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Cheryl Towler Weese College of Architecture, Design, & the Arts
Mike Yen School of Public Health

Sub-Committee: Heading link

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