Educational Technology Committee Bylaws


Mission

The Education Technology Committee will review policies and practices in technological infrastructure, and University policies governing the use of technology in collaboration with other University and senate committees to insure an optimal environment for the educational use of technology, to promote the use of technology in education, and to assist faculty in using technology for teaching, service, and scholarship.

Duties

The committee will provide coordination and communication among the various University committees and other committees of the Senate that are involved with technology use at Armstrong for the purpose of ensuring faculty awareness of technology applications related to teaching, learning, and professional development, as well as providing a faculty voice in the evolving policies related to such use.
Specifically, this committee will:

* Monitor campus access to educational technology for students and faculty;
* monitor university policies governing the use of technology and technology infrastructure of the University, in collaboration with the Committee on Information Technology;
* monitor ongoing student and faculty development in the use of technological tools in teaching and learning in collaboration with other appropriate committees. Student issues will be addressed by the Student Voice Subcommittee. This subcommittee will consist of the chair of the ETC, at least two other ETC committee members, and one graduate and one undergraduate student representative nominated by the SGA and the Graduate Student Council.
* Communicate with the University Advisory Committee for Distance and Online Learning (ACDOL) regarding activities and policies related to distance learning.

Membership

The committee shall be composed of ten members, including seven faculty members with at least one member from each of the Colleges, and a representative from Computer and Information Services who shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member. One undergraduate and one graduate student, nominated by the Student Government Association and Graduate Student Council respectively, will serve as voting members of the Student Voice subcommittee.

Meetings

The Committee will meet at least twice each academic semester. The committee will determine meeting dates and time to be posted on the Senate website.

Reports

The committee will, upon approval, provide minutes of each of its meetings to the Secretary of the Senate for posting. At the end of each semester, the chair of the committee will submit to the Senate a summary report of committee activities.

Approved January 2009