College Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable
The CTLTR is fashioned along the example of College TLTR's originally suggested by the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE). It is part of a network of TLTR's organized by the The TLT Group.
In 1997 the Roundtable was charged with the following tasks:
- To oversee and advise on technology's role in teaching and learning at the College.
- To vet and initiate action on all issues and proposal that affect technology's role in teaching and learning.
- To advise on the College technology budget at an early stage.
- To keep the community abreast of technology's role in teaching and learning; e.g. is technology having the effect that we expected or do we need to refine and redefine our goals ? It will be responsible for overall communication on these issues and trends with faculty, students, and the university community.
- To work with the college to make training and technical support available to both faculty and students for basic topics in technology (like email, WWW pages, etc.).
- To champion an incentive program among faculty and to link to those that are attempting to use current technology in teaching. (The Ed Tech Initiative)
- To be part of a network of similar TLTR's organized by the TLT Group.
The proposed membership of the CTLTR is:
- 2 Co-Chairs: Faculty Member (high use of Technology) to be appointed by the Dean of the Undergraduate College. College Administrator (either the Dean of the Undergraduate College or a person to be appointed by the Dean of the College Faculty).
- 1 Chief Information Officer (University IT) - Keeps committee informed (ex officio member).
- 2 Faculty members (to represent the divisions not represented by the co-chair).
- 3 Undergraduate Students, one from each division.
- 2 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
- 2 Graduate Teaching Assistants who are technologically competent, and have used technology in teaching at the U of R and/or have experience with instructional technology at their undergraduate institutions.
- 1 Member of College Curriculum Committee.
- 1 Member of Academic & Research (University IT).
- 1 Member from the Registrar's Office (who is preferably also a member of the Classroom committee).
- 1 Member of Reslife/Resnet.
- 1 Member from the Library.
- 1 Member from Networking & Communications (University IT).
The committee may choose to have a smaller working steering group which meets more frequently then the entire committee.