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1 Engaging Faculty in Technology-based Teaching The Eggs & the Bottle: Laurie Trufant and Mike Giordano Instructional Development Center University of New Hampshire Copyright Michael Giordano and Laurel Warren Trufant, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non- commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

2 Who we are…. Public land-, sea-, space-grant institution 12,500 undergraduate students 2,500 graduate students Over 2,000 courses in 100 majors 740 full-time faculty Broad array of professional, research, and outreach programs University of New Hampshire, Durham Campus

3 What we do…

4 To update you on our efforts to motivate our faculty to think creatively proceed proactively assume risks To describe our passage through the classic bottleneck Why are we here? To report on the eggs we broke and the omelets we made too little time too few resources

5 Last years cast of characters… Our faculty constituents Instructional Development Center (IDC) Instructional Technology theory and practices

6 without toppling any eggs, without breaking any eggs, while motivating them to think creatively thus drawing them into the IDC bottle. What were our goals? Getting faculty into the bottle…

7 What we learned…. Faculty are risk-takers Exhaustive training can be inhibiting Training can be perceived as an obstacle Excessive ease-of-use can be counterproductive Support trumps skills Primary inhibitor is…… TIME

8 Encourage faculty to explore broad possibilities of instructional technology Promote an awareness and appreciation of instructional design theory Allow faculty to concentrate on pedagogical issues and content Provide project-based design and development support Reduce the need for large investments of faculty time What we set out to do -

9 Our goals - Project-driven instructional design teams Clearly articulate best practices Summer instructional technology event Faculty presence in the IDC Student mentoring program for faculty Create

10 Our goals - Promote Channels for contact with department Chairs Ongoing evaluation strategies Partnerships with other campus services Partnership with Teaching Excellence Partnership with Faculty Development Grants

11 How we went about it - FITSI – a Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute Summer IT event Clearly articulated best practices Partnership with Teaching Excellence GOAL:

12 How we went about it - Internal funding from Faculty IT Development Grants program eTAP – an Educational Technology Assistant Program Project-driven instructional design teams Clearly articulated best practices Student mentoring program for faculty Partnership with Faculty Development Grants GOAL:

13 How we went about it - TNT Fridays – Teaching n Technology Friday Seminar Series Partnerships with other IT services Clearly articulated best practices Increased contact with department Chairs GOAL:

14 How we went about it - ATLs – Academic Technology Liaisons Faculty representation in IDC Increase contact with department Chairs Promote awareness of IDC services GOAL:

15 How we went about it - New MID (Multimedia & Instructional Design) Manager Partnered with Photo Services to develop online modules for RCR Partnered with Video Services to create promotional video programs for eTAP, FITSI, and IDC Partnerships with other IT services Clearly articulated best practices Contact with department chairs Promote awareness of IDC services GOAL:

16 How we went about it - Teaching Excellence participation in FITSI Faculty Development Grants funding of eTAP Partnership with Teaching Excellence Partnership with Faculty IT Grants GOAL:

17 Where wed like to go - Faculty IT Fellowship Blackboard Enterprise Edition Expansion of Summer Institute Closer working relationship with faculty More aggressive promotion

18 Ideally, we seek just the right combination of these programs and services – one that will encourage, but not coerce engage, but not intimidate support, but not direct. Our goal is to generate just enough heat through our programs and services to draw faculty into the instructional technology vision we have for the campus.

19 For more information: Mike Giordano, Manager Instructional Development Center University of New Hampshire Laurel Warren Trufant, Ph.D. Instructional Development Center University of New Hampshire Presentation available on the IDC Web site. Point your browser to:


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