Mission & Structure

Preface

The Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable serves as the forum for discussion, advice, and action on the implementation of teaching and learning technologies at the College. Committee members bring the requests and concerns of their constituents to the forum for consideration and response. The TLTR makes planning and policy recommendations to the administration regarding teaching and learning technologies.

Membership / Reporting

The TLTR consists of elected and appointed members, including faculty, staff, students and resource personnel. The Director of Computing and Technology Services is a permanent member of the TLTR and attends every meeting.  The TLTR membership is representative of campus constituencies and promotes active participation in the planning, use and institutional distribution of technologies. The TLTR reports directly to the Provost but also issues periodic reports to the campus community through electronic methods such as the TLTR Web site as well as direct reports to the members constituency.

Elections for the TLTR are held every Spring to fill seats that are vacant. The term of appointment is two years with an unlimited number of terms. Half of the representatives will be elected each year. 

The membership of the TLTR is:

(1) Arts and Humanities – Modern Languages / English Communication / Dance & Theater / Art
(1) Social Sciences – Anthropology / Psychology / Sociology / Economics / History / Politics
(1) Sciences – Biology / Chemistry / CIS / Geology / Mathematics / Physics
(2) Crane School of Music
(2) School of Education and Professional Studies
(1) Library
(1) Student Affairs / Student Success Center
(1) Computing and Technology Services              

Appointed Members:

(3) One each: Deans of the Schools Representative
(1) Representative from the Office of Extended Education
(2) Faculty Senate Executive Committee Representative
(1) Student Government Association Representative

Resource Persons:

(1) Director of Computing and Technology Services
(1) Director of Libraries
(1) Director of the Office of Extended Education
(1) Director of LTEC
(1) Representative from the Provost’s Office
(1) Representative from Business Affairs
(1) Director of the College Store

Structure

The TLTR is composed of a working group of the whole that meets twice per semester or as needed. The committee of the whole is divided into three sub-committees. These sub-committees will meet five times per semester and report to the committee of the whole at the regular meetings. Each sub-committee will elect a convener. The Sub-Committees are:

Planning sub-committee

The Planning Sub-Committee drafts the strategic plan for consideration of the TLTR concerning campus wide technology and advocates for the budget to implement this plan. The Planning Sub-Committee reviews technology needs and recommends priorities for inclusion in other college-wide planning activities according to the institutional planning cycle. Using the information gathered, the Planning Sub-Committee projects, plans and advocates for future technology implementations. The Planning Sub-Committee reviews the SCAP process and other resource applications in an advisory capacity.

Access, Training & Curriculum Sub-Committee

The Access, Training and Curriculum Sub-Committee monitors the various types of technology access and training available at the College, determines additional access/training needs, and coordinates planning such training events with other groups such as the Learning and Teaching Excellence Center, Instructional Technology Center, Technology Workshops for Students as well as other groups involved with technology. The Access, Training and Curriculum Sub-Committee also coordinates with other groups involved in technology-related curriculum development (e.g. Interdisciplinary Information Technology Curriculum Committee) and research (e.g. National Science Foundation grant holders). The Access, Training and Curriculum Sub-Committee is a conduit to remind faculty of existing technology resources and provide opportunities for sharing information and promote the acquisition of experimental hardware and software to support faculty and staff learning. To this end, the TLTR will advocate for innovative projects related to the pioneering use of technology.

Collaboration & Communication Sub-Committee

The Collaboration & Communication Sub-Committee serves as a conduit for communication between faculty, staff, and administration. The Sub-Committee provides faculty with a point of contact for information concerning the TLTR, campus technology opportunities and initiatives and provides the administration with input from faculty and staff. The sub-committee investigates and reports research related to pedagogical uses of technology and publicizes grant and development opportunities. The Collaboration & Communication Sub-Committee works with Associated Colleges of the Saint Lawrence Valley, other SUNY campuses and other academic institutions.