ITSAC – Academic Technology Subcommittee

Focus

The Academic Technology Subcommittee is focused on acting as a steering committee for academic-related technology issues with a charge to:

Scope

The Academic Technology Subcommittee is charged with considering the following topics:

  • Physical Learning Environments.  Defined as learning technologies that are located in a physical learning space such as a classroom, seminar room, meeting space or computer lab (e.g., ClassTech classrooms with overhead cameras, smartboards, computing labs, lecture capture, clickers).  Discussions may also consider optimal configurations of technology-rich spaces to support student engagement and learning (e.g., from where to locate classroom cameras to instructor podiums).
  • Online Learning Environments.  Defined as learning technologies that are accessed by the user online via a web browser or specialized interface that allows interaction with and/or access to online information (e.g., learning management systems, virtual worlds, online collaboration spaces).
  • New and Emerging Technologies.  Includes both classroom and online technologies that are emerging as technologies utilized in teaching and learning (e.g., gesture based computing, Web 2.0 tools, augmented reality).
  • Student-owned Technology.   This area incorporates technology that is “owned” by the students, and includes defining how IT services are delivered through devices that the students are bringing to campus (e.g., recommendations for student purchasing, student-owned mobile devices).
  • Educational Technology Funding.   This area considers providing funding for educational technologies that support student success; bringing awareness to the ETF committee of learning technologies that may need strategic support as they are implemented.
  • Legal Issues around Technology and Pedagogy.  These are topical areas that often need special attention when using academic technology (e.g., copyright issues with academic course material and technology-delivered content such as video, audio and storage, accessibility of academic technology and FERPA issues inherent in emerging technology).

Membership

The Academic Technology Subcommittee is largely comprised of the co-chairs and an at-large member from each of the subcommittee’s six working groups. Specific membership is as follows:

  • Both co-chairs of the Physical Learning Environment Working Group (nominated, then elected, by the working group, for a two-year term).
  • Both co-chairs of the Online Learning Environment Working Group (nominated, then elected, by the working group, for a two-year term).
  • Both co-chairs of the Student-owned Technology Working Group (nominated, then elected, for a two-year term).
  • At-large member from the Physical Learning Environment Working Group (nominated, then appointed, for a two-year term).
  • At-large member from the Online Learning Environment Working Group (nominated, then appointed, for a two-year term).
  • At-large member from the Student-Owned Technology Working Group (nominated, then appointed, for a two-year term).
  • A member from the Educational Technology Fee committee (nominated, then appointed, by the ETF committee for a two-year term).
  • The University IT Accessibility Coordinator (automatically held by the person in this position in perpetuity).
  • Our Team

It is the intent of the subcommittee to have representation across organizations and constituencies both within the subcommittee and within its working groups. While there is no official student member of the subcommittee, student input will be sought from the Student Senate and other existing student representation bodies.

All members recommended to serve on this subcommittee will be approved by the VCIT.

Structure

The co-chairs of the subcommittee will be nominated by the subcommittee, then appointed by the VCIT. One co-chair must be from a centralized support organization (e.g., DELTA, the Libraries, OIT). The second co-chair must be from one of the colleges/not in a central support organization. The co-chairs may or may not be part of one of the subcommittee’s working groups.  Co-chairs should expect a two-year term.

This subcommittee has three working groups, whose structure and membership is described in the Subgroups section.

Administration

Meeting Frequency

The Academic Technology Subcommittee will meet monthly or as needed, with possible breaks in June and July.

The subgroups of the Academic Technology Subcommittee may meet monthly, bimonthly, or twice in spring and fall semester/once in summer, depending on the subcommittee and any issues that need addressing.

Our Meetings.

Administrative Procedures

The Academic Technology Subcommittee will adhere to the Administrative Procedures for IT Governance.

Subgroups

The Academic Technology Subcommittee has three subgroups:

  1. Physical Learning Environment Working Group
  2. Online Learning Environment Working Group
  3. Student-Owned Technology Working Group

Membership

Physical Learning Environment Working Group

  • One staff member from Registration and Records appointed by the University Registrar, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of the University Registrar.
  • Three faculty members nominated by the Physical Learning Environment Working Group, then appointed by the Faculty Senate for a two-year term.  Ideally, faculty members should, collectively, represent experience in teaching in a small classroom, a large classroom, and a ClassTech classroom. Also, if possible, one should have experience with lecture capture and another should have experience using technology-supported active learning techniques such as course flipping or use of student response systems (clickers).
  • One OIT support staff member that works in the design and support of learning spaces, appointed by the Director of Technology Support Services in OIT, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of OIT.
  • One DELTA support staff member that works in the design and support of learning spaces, appointed by DELTA, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of DELTA.
  • Two IT support staff members from the colleges that provides classroom support for one of the colleges in either ClassTech or non-ClassTech room support, appointed by the CITD, for two-year terms.
  • One representative from  Design & Construction Services, to be appointed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of Facilities.
  • One representative from  the University Architect’s Office, to be appointed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of Facilities.
  • One learning space expert, appointed by the Deputy Director of Libraries, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of the Libraries.
  • One learning space expert, appointed by DELTA, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of DELTA.
  • One representative from the Instructional Design Interest Group community, selected by the community for a two-year term.
  • One member from either DELTA or OIT that has expertise in lecture capture, to be selected by the Mediasite implementation team (DELTA) and their ClassTech partners in OIT, for a two-year term.
  • One member from one of the colleges or units, that has expertise in lecture capture, to be selected by Mediasite Advisory Team, for a two-year term.

Online Learning Environment Working Group

  • Two DE faculty members, and two faculty members who teach using online resources but not exclusively DE, nominated by DELTA, then appointed by the Faculty Senate for a two-year term.  Ideally, faculty members should, collectively, represent experience in teaching both small and large courses, and graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty members should be from different colleges.
  • One expert in online and technology-supported learning, appointed by DELTA, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of DELTA.
  • One multimedia expert, appointed by DELTA, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of DELTA.
  • Three instructional technology support staff, representing online technology needs and usage at the college level, appointed by CITD, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of CITD.
  • One multimedia expert, appointed by CITD, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of CITD.
  • Two representatives from the Instructional Design Interest Group community, selected by the community for a two-year term.
  • One representative from the NCSU Libraries, appointed by the Deputy Director of Libraries to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of the Libraries.
  • One representative from the Accessibility Working Group of the ITSAC Desktop and Application Support Subcommittee, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of the Accessibility Working Group.

Student-Owned Technology Working Group

  • Three instructional technology support staff, representing student technology needs and usage at the college level, from colleges that require or recommend student owned technology, appointed by CITD, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of CITD.
  • One representative from the NCSU Bookstores, appointed by the NCSU Bookstores, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of NCSU Bookstores.
  • One member from DELTA, appointed by DELTA, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of DELTA.
  • One member from OIT, appointed by the Director of Technology Support Services in OIT, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of OIT.
  • One member from Student Services, appointed by the Director of Student Affairs Technology Services in DASA, to be renewed or changed yearly at the discretion of Student Services.
  • One member from the Disability Services Office, appointed by the Director of the DSO, to be renewed or changed every two years at the discretion of DSO.

Structure

  • The co-chairs of the subgroups will be nominated by the subgroups then confirmed by the VCIT.
  • One co-chair should, if possible, be from a centralized support organization (e.g., DELTA, the Libraries, OIT).
  • The second co-chair must be from one of the colleges, that is, not in a central support organization.
  • Co-chairs should expect a two-year term.
[DLH1] Instead of having members of the Student Senate, we will consult them as necessary. If there is a desire to have students, we would like to have the Student-Owned Technology group nominate / elect students that they know.

[DLH2] All this is in the Structure section right below.