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1 Technology Across the Curriculum Programs Keys to Success Beth Secrist, TAC Coordinator Copyright Beth Secrist, 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 TAC Symposium: Systemic Approaches to Technology and the Curriculum May 20-21, George Mason Participants:  Claremont McKenna  DePauw  George Mason  North Carolina State  University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Representatives from EDUCAUSE

3 TAC Symposium Planning Institutional reports prepared and shared specifying:  Mission (outcomes)  Key features of program  History of program  Advantages and challenges  Funding  Administration  Operation  Impact

4 TAC Symposium Topics Planning for a successful program Developing the curriculum to integrate IT skills Communication and outreach Providing an adequate support structure Assessing the program

5 Developing the curriculum to integrate IT skills Define “curriculum”  What is TAC?  What are our motivations / goals?  Challenges? Glenn Caffery, U. of Mass., Amherst

6 Developing the curriculum to integrate IT skills (contd.) Define “technology”:  IT Education “IT fluency” “digital fluency” “FITness” “technology fluency”  Tools for improving teaching and learning Enhance laboratory and classroom (NCSU)

7 Developing the curriculum to integrate IT skills (contd.) Define “across”  Students of all majors?  Common standards for all?  Tailored for different majors?  Central or shared initiative and resources?  Endorsement by all departments?

8 Planning for a successful program Plan systematically (and systemically) Broad involvement and buy-in Align with institutional culture and values Benchmarking / borrowing best practices Establish measurable outcomes Focus on sustainability Prepare for adaptation and flexibility Dennis Trinkle, DePauw

9 Thank You! For more information on the TAC program at George Mason: Beth Secrist, TAC Coordinator College of Arts and Sciences


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