Presentation on theme: "Serving MERLOT on Your Campus Gerry Hanley California State University and MERLOT Seminars on Academic Computing August 7, 2002 Snowmass CO Copyright Gerard."— Presentation transcript:
Serving MERLOT on Your Campus Gerry Hanley California State University and MERLOT Seminars on Academic Computing August 7, 2002 Snowmass CO Copyright Gerard L. Hanley, 2002. 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.
MERLOT is like running a small, open university with all part-time faculty, department chairs, and staff supported by bartering, volunteerism, an under-funded budget, and a hand-shake. …… and it’s working.
Higher Ed’s Top Ten List: Why Integrating Tech Is Difficult? 10. Access to Online Resources 9. Teaching Support 8. Technical Support 7. Administrative Priorities 6. Reliability of Constantly Changing Technology 5. Does Technology Improve The Learning That I Want To Teach? 4. Recognition in Tenure and Promotion 3. Experience and Expertise 2. Faculty & Staff Fears 1. Workload/Time
Vision and Mission MERLOT’S VISION is to be the online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share teaching-learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT’S MISSION is to improve the effectiveness of teaching & learning by expanding the quantity and quality of peer-reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.
Taking A Tour Through The MERLOT Vineyard http://www.merlot.org
Administrative Team Sustaining PartnersAdvisory Board Institutional Partners & Campus Members MERLOT Editorial Boards Alliance Organizations MERLOT Members and Users Digital Library Resources & Services Professional Development Collaboration & Community Strategic Priorities Programs Delivering Resources and Services FacultyStudentsAdministratorsStaff Peer ReviewMERLOT ConferencesPartners /AlliancesWebsite Enabling Technologies
Strategic Priority #1: Digital Library Expanding Collection of Resources: Over 7,500 materials (Growth: 200 per month) Over 9,500 members (Growth: 400 per month) Over 30,000 hits per day and increasing Critical Services: Peer Review – over 575 reviews and growing Member Comments – over 2,300 and growing NEW Awards for Exemplary Materials Member e-Portfolios Dissemination
Strategic Priority #2: Professional Development MERLOT International Conference September 27-30, 2002 in AtlantaAtlanta September 27, 2002 Discipline Community Meetings September 30, 2002 – Faculty Developer’s Workshop MERLOT Faculty Development Community MERLOT-TWO (Teaching Well Online) MERLOT-TWO An online MERLOT course through the SUNY Teaching, Learning, and Technology Cooperative is being developed as part of a larger role for SUNY in the MERLOT project MERLOT-CATS (Community of Academic Technology Staff)Community of Academic Technology Staff)
Strategic Priority #3: Collaboration & Community MERLOT Institutional Partners NEW MERLOT Campus Members: Individual Campuses can join a lower leveljoin NEW MERLOT Organizational Alliances American Association of Physics Teachers Journal of Chemical Education Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) SMETE.org & NEEDS& Project Kaleidoscope Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Science and Math
Strategic Priority #4: Enabling Technologies Recent Upgrades Section 508/Accessibility Standards Achieved High performing technical infrastructure MERLOT Tasting Room: All you’d ever want to know about MERLOT but were afraid to ask MERLOT Tasting Room Peer Review Workflow Tool In the Works at the MERLOT.org Website Personal Collections in your Member Profile Searching other digital libraries from MERLOT MERLOT Partner Reserve Online tutorial for training peer reviewers
Sustainability Strategies Institutional Membership Fees (3 levels) Sustaining Partner($50,000 + Operational Responsibility) Institutional Partner ($25,000) Campus Member ($6,500) Institutional In-Kind Contributions Editorial Boards & Operational Responsibility Alliance Organizations’ In-Kind Contributions Grants ($3/4 million funded, $5.5 million submitted) MERLOT International Conference Registration Fees & Sponsors from Commercial Sector MERLOT Digital Marketplace
What Makes The MERLOT Cooperative Work? Serve Needs and Common Interests High Quality, Reusable, Self-Service Resource Tenure and Promotion Issues Mechanism to Leverage Investments Get More Than You Give Give 1 Get “100” Don’t Manage SW/HW, training, logistics TRUST Management & Members of Cooperatives
BUILDING TRUST: Core to Cooperatives Create Common Means to Individual Ends Fair Share in Decision Making Schedules, Priorities, and Policies Fair Share in Opportunities to Participate Take the lead on initiatives Grants Deliver Quality Products and Services Responsive to Partners’ Issues Hold True to Academic Values Visibility, Accountability, & Sustainability
Become Part of MERLOT Become an Individual Member Contribute Materials Contribute Comments Contribute Assignments Become a Peer Reviewer Become an Institutional Partner, Campus Member, or Alliance Organization Share Your Experiences and Enthusiasm
Higher Ed’s Top Ten List: Why Integrating Tech Is Easier with MERLOT? 10. Access to Online Resources Growth of Digital Libraries 9.Teaching Support Professionalization of Faculty Development 8.Technical Support Improved Technology 7.Administrative Priorities Budget & Demand 6. Reliability of Constantly Changing Technology Field Testing 5. Does Technology Improve The Learning That I Want To Teach? Research & Consensus 4. Recognition in Tenure and Promotion Documentation 3. Experience and Expertise Guidance & Usability 2. Faculty & Staff Fears Participation in Community 1. Workload/Time Ease of Finding & Using
Questions? Next Steps Are Ones We Take Together