acts as a clearing house for instructional technology information and trainingopportunities, showcases new technologies, and assists faculty and staff indeveloping technology expertise. LTC staff provides pedagogical and technicaladvice on technologies such as digital imaging, web page development,presentation software, electronic discussions, scanning, courseware and multimediasoftware. The LTC offers primary support for the Desire2Learn coursemanagement system, which is used by more than 50% of the faculty and students.The objectives listed above also support this area of the plan.Weakness:
The technology plan did not include any formal assessment process. Thedocument states that the technology council is responsible for annually assessing theprogress on strategies plan; however there is not mention of how or when specifically. Itis one of the other important component missing in the current technology plan andwithout proper establishment of the evaluation, it is difficult to understand whether or nottechnology plan at the intuition in addressing the needs of the end user and also tosupport new endeavors.
Needs Assessment: There is a reference to an annual assessment within the
objectives section of the technology plan; however, this “action plan” is not defined
as a direct, measurable assessment. We suggest that technology council can forman emerging technology sub-committee to understand the needs of campuscommunity before implementing new technology or renew the old technologylicenses. Questionnaires collected from faculty and staff during the professionaldevelopment can also be used during the annual assessment.Outline of Changes:
Program Integration - The University of Wisconsin
Green Bay Undergraduate Catalog lists
“technological competence and information literacy” (University of Wisconsin, 2010b, para. 4) as
one of its valuable skills. The Technology Plan is associated with this valuable skill and can beused to implement curriculum. The UW Office of Institutional Research (n.d.) publishes Learning
Outcomes for General Education, with “ability to communicate effectively through listening,speaking, reading, writing, and the use of computers”
listed as the first outcome. It is important toinclude a measureable learning outcome to identify what the tech plan hopes to accomplish.
School Pilot Projects/Educational Research - The Association of College and Research Libraries(2000) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education provides researchbased standards, guidance and method of support for the Technology Plan. Additionally, theInternational Society for Technology in Education (2007) NETS for Students provides additionalsupport for this Technology Plan. Although aimed at P12, the NETS for Students are adaptable tohigher education and closely reflect the technology aspects of the ACRL document. By using thisprogram, there is a more obvious outreach intended for the technology plan that brings the planand its objectives full circle for community wide involvement.
Software Agreements - Users may not install or change equipment configurations on desktopcomputers without prior approval of the Technology Council. Users may not install software ondesktop computer systems located in student computing labs. Installation of software on assigneddesktop systems will be subject to provisions outlined in The Technology Plan. By defining the