Summary from iLevel Advisory Meeting, February 12, 2003
Feb 17 2003
Members present: Elaine Bell, Dina DuBuis, Thomas Jeffrey, George Libbey, Chris Odionu, Marcel O'Gorman, Mark Ottenbreit, Sarah Swart, Emmy Yousey
- Elaine reported that the survey is ready to go. Elaine and Tom are working together on print (one page only) and online versions.
- Tom says that online survey is ready as well.
- Emmy notes that the survey should indicate that we are referring to "Instructional Technology," not Xerox machines and lightswitches…
- Chris Odionu will implement his own, wide-ranging survey later in the term for the entire UDM community.
- Given the delay in renovations to the Ford Life Sciences building, it would be unwise to attempt any iSmart installations there.
- Sarah and Emmy note that we need an interim solution for Health Professions people who will be moving to the campus. They recommend a mobile lab (cart with laptops).
- The committee agrees that we need both an interim, mobile solution and a more permanent, showcase lab in the Life Sciences building.
- We need to get in touch with those planning the renovation and see about combining iLevel funds with their current funding to create a state of the art lab.
- Chris insists that we need to garner matching funds from the university for all of our iSmart rooms. Projectors in classrooms are not enough.
- Mark notes that the ideal would be to have a projector in each room, as well as a TV, VCR and DVD player. This should be our goal.
- The other iSmart classroom next year is slated for Psychology. Elaine will find out where undergrad Psych classes will be taught, and we will target the main building for those classes.
- The committee backs the idea of bringing Dick Hebdige to campus.
- Emmy asks if it is possible to bring in Steve Gilbert. The cost would be prohibitive, and this is very short notice. But a good future consideration, pending funds.
- Keynote Day is the first day of the Summer Institute. The keynote speaker is cap of the day. We might also include workshops, faculty presentations, vendors, invite the media.
- For the faculty week-long session, we must stress the availability of one-on-one support. This will help attract applicants.
Level 2 Credential
- There is confusion as to what the Level 2 Credential is all about. The grant indicates that the Registrar's office will coordinate the results. What does registrar's have to do with it?
- The grant stipulates that the credential is disicipline-specific, a combination of IT-related courses in a given discipline
- Elaine: set up an ad hoc committee to look at LEVEL 2 credential. Require more faculty input to help with this.
- Elaine will act as "organizer" of this committee.
- Chris recommended a 1-credit self-paced course for Level II Credential.
- Elaine: problem is that it has to be discipline-specific
- Emmy noted that there are already issues with the Level I Credential: exam isn't online; only 8 students and Emmy to implement it; role of Student Tech Mentors is expanding.
- Emmy: remember the origin of the Level I Credential , which is to replace CIS100.
- There is still the problem of legitimizing the Level I and II Credentials. Hopefully we can get the apparatus for these in place, and present the credentials concept to the Core Curriculum Committee.