General Meeting Information
Date: May 6,
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader 1:30-1:35 Welcome and Introductions I/D All 1:35-1:40 Approval of Minutes I/D/A All 1:40-2:40 Review and discussion of draft Technology Plan 2021-2024 I/D All 2:40-3:00
- Banner Student
- ETS Project Scheduling
- Online Education Advisory Group
A = Action
D = Discussion
I = Information
Stephanie Anderson, Ray Brennan, Alex Harrell (co-chair), Brandon Gainer, Nazy Galoyan, David Garrido, Pam Grey, Shri Lakshmanan, Shagun Kaur, Sharon Luciw, Joe Moreau, Cheryl Owiesny, Mary Pape (co-chair), Dennis Shannakian, Kishore Srinivas, Marisa Spatafore (co-chair)
Approval of minutes
Notes for the meeting of Feb. 4 were approved. Attendees introduced themselves for the benefit of student member Kishore Srinivas.
Review and discussion of draft Technology Plan 2021-2024
The committee reviewed the draft outline for the Technology Plan 2021-2024 document. The majority of the meeting was devoted to review and discussion, led by the three chairs, of the four draft technology plan goals. Spatafore underscored the attempt to develop the goals broadly, in order to permit flexibility. She noted that the chairs had consulted with the college’s key technology users and senior staff in the development of the goals.
Committee members discussed the draft goals extensively and agreed on the following general edits:
Goal 1: Adding that classroom technology needs could be documented through updated classroom standards, program review and the Facilities Condition Assessment
Goal 2: Noting that improvement in online does not just mean in using tools but holistically, in terms of online pedagogy; and that trainings should be based on faculty and classified professional
Goal 3: Include instructional tools along with communications tools
Goal 4: Adding better communication of system and software changes
The second draft of the goals and document will be brought to the committee in June. The tentative timeline for approval of the presumed final plan is October for the committee and College Council.
Due to time constraints, standing updates were not delivered.
The chairs thanked committee members for their many contributions to the thorough discussion.