Ameritech Faculty Development Technology Project
Michigan Colleges Foundation
March 20, 1998
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Attending: Sam Abraham, Assoc. Prof. of Computer & Info. Systems,
Siena Heights College
Ed Barboni, Consultant
Donna Clancy, Administrative Support Consultant,
Michigan Colleges Foundation
Henry DeVries, VP for Information Services, Calvin College
Lynn Fisher, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations,
Michigan Colleges Foundation
Lisa Hamway, Director, Corporate Contributions, Ameritech
David Heise, Director, Information Technology Services,
David Hopper, Director of Institutional Technology,
Spring Arbor College
Gary Kieff, Dean of Academic Programs & Services,
Bill Liebold, President, Michigan Colleges Foundation
Myles McNally, Assoc. Professor of Math & Computing Science,
Lisa Palchick, Director of Information Services, Kalamazoo College
Bill Shell, Director of Computer Center, Adrian College
Paul Stemmer, Director, Center for Research, Madonna University
Rebecca Van Dyke, Project Coordinator, Hope College
David Zenz, Director of Academic Computing, Hillsdale College
Unable to attend:
Owen Guthrie, Information Technology Services Manager,
Carl Heideman, Dir. of Academic Computing & Information Technology,
Kathleen Shannon, Regional Sales Manager,
Ameritech Enhanced Business Services
John Wenzel, Acting Assoc. Director Academic Computing,
Jo Woodman, Director of Computer Services & Communications,
1. Dave Hopper thanked everyone for attending and introduced Jim Chapman, president of Spring Arbor College. President Chapman thanked everyone for visiting their school, gave a brief history of the school and, a lighthearted synopsis of his view on technology and teaching.
2. Lisa Hamway complemented the group on the progress of the project and presented Bill Liebold with the 1998 Ameritech donation of $125,000 which includes a an increase of $15,000 from ’97.
3. Bill Liebold informed the group about the task forces that have been formed from a consortium of the 14 MCF colleges to work collaboratively in areas like purchasing health insurance, assessing technology needs and coordinating overseas study.
He announced that a description of this project was included in the MCF annual report that was handed out. He also announced that the MCF website would be available after June 1.
Bill Shell, Director of the Computer Center at Adrian College was welcomed to the group.
4. Ed Barboni announced that he has met with all four states now and suggested that the groups form a line of communication.
5. Ed suggested that a website be created for marketing and recruitment purposes. Myles McNally of Alma College volunteered to set-up the site and include all workshop descriptions. Ed also suggested that outside speakers be asked to put their program in digital form to be included in website.
6. After discussion it was decided that imagination and creativity be stressed rather than uniformity in workshop presentations. The workshops were then discussed in length to cover all agenda items.
A. Unleashing the Power of Learning and Teaching with Technology
Paul Stemmer acted as spokesperson for the “powerusers workshop.” After Paul described the content of the workshop, Ed suggested that the same type of “group” be promoted as the support staff has in place. Lisa Palchick supported this type of group interaction and commented that this group might possibly be the change agents Ameritech is looking for and be the biggest step toward the success of the project. Paul will schedule and budget a dinner and overnight accommodations.
It was also discussed and decided that this workshop should be addressed to “peers” and not so much to “gurus”.
B. WebTech: Using the World Wide Web to Deliver Course Content
Myles McNally, spokesperson for WebTech workshop distributed an updated description and asked for suggestions on questions of budget, workshop presenter stipend, etc. This workshop was created to be presented in 3 different locations so dinner and overnight accommodations would not be necessary.
C. Support Staff Issues and Organization
David Zenz, spokesperson for the Support Staff workshop, described the purpose of the workshop as a continuation of the progress from ’97. The discussion included privacy concerns and terms of support staffing issues (outsourcing). The toolbox requirement will be amended for this workshop - the group will work on goals as a group and then decide what to include in toolbox.
D. Tech 101
Henry DeVries and Lisa Palchick said the Tech 101 workshop would basically be the same as the ’97 workshop. A discussion of Mac vs. PC ensued with decision that the minimal difference be addressed on an individual basis.
It was decided that all workshop descriptions would be available on the listserve by Thursday, March 26, 1998 for marketing and recruitment purposes. Bill Liebold will include these descriptions with a letter to all college presidents and CAOs with a copy going to each planning member.
· The list of workshop participants will be forwarded to Donna Clancy by April 24, 1998. This list will included on the listserve so all participants can see who they will be attending with. Number of participants for the workshops were determined to be:
Powerusers - 5 from each school
WebTech - 4 from each school
Tech 101 - 2 from each school, (3 from some schools to equal maximum number)
Support Staff - 3 to 4 from each school (some schools may be self-restricted to 1 or 2 participants) to include manager, trainer and tech person
· The workshop coordinators will be responsible for deciding the budget for housing, travel, etc. Lynn Fisher will email a template for the budget to all workshop coordinators.
· Letterhead (created in ’97) will be made available to workshop coordinators for all materials to be duplicated on.
· Bill Liebold added that participant commitments need to total at least 180 and that MCF should be notified if the numbers fall below this.
6. Dave Hopper brought up the continuing concern for the relationship between faculty and support staff in terms of development. It was discussed as a possible theme for the Statewide Wrap-Up Meeting. As time was running short, it was tabled and a meeting for further discussion/decision making was scheduled for Monday, May 11 at Spring Arbor College.
· Thursday, March 26
All workshop descriptions will be posted on the listserve for marketing and recruitment.
· Wednesday, April 15
Budgets for workshops due to MCF
· Friday, April 24
All recruited workshop registration forms due to Donna Clancy
· Monday, May 11
Meeting to finalize Statewide Wrap-Up Meeting.
10 a.m. Spring Arbor College (details to come from D. Hopper)
· Friday, May 15
Gap Analysis information due back to MCF.
Statewide Meeting status:
Dates being considered are October 2, 9, and 30. Lisa Palchick at Kalamazoo College is checking these dates for accommodations and will notify members as soon as possible.
7. Bill Liebold thanked everyone for attending the meeting and continuing their ongoing commitment.