Improving Higher Learning by Taking the Long View: A Strategic Planning Workshop
Tuesdays, March 16, 23, and 30, 2010
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Steve Ehrmann, TLT Group
you a dean or department head? involved in planning a special project for an
accreditation self-study? part of a strategic planning team? Then you may
find this workshop valuable.
"Improving Higher Learning by Taking the Long View: Ten Recommendations about
Time, Money and Technology" summarizes the TLT Group's suggestions about how to make gradual, demonstrable
improvements in the outcomes of academic programs: who can learn, what they
learn, how they learn, The paper is based on a series of blog posts you
might have already seen, "Ten Things I (no longer) Believe about
Transforming Teaching and Learning with Technology."
goal of this workshop is to help your team to consider, discuss, and critique
these ten recommendations. For example, the paper recommends picking
goals that are likely to be widely-felt for years to come: what's your goal.
The paper suggests using technology to save time on basic
disciplinary activities as a step toward making instruction more engaging: does
that make sense in your program and,if so, how might it be done. The paper
suggests relying heavily on faculty helping one another take very small, safe
steps toward changing courses. Might that work in your program and, if
so, how might it be done?
participating individual or team should read the paper (about 7 pages long) in
advance, and fill out the accompanying worksheet.
our live sessions, Steve Ehrmann will provide a bit more background on each
point. We will then discuss ways in which the recommendations might be
implemented at participating institutions.
we will discuss what steps the TLT Group might take to help subscribing
institutions further with strategic planning. For example, should we develop a
grant proposal to explore some of the propositions about how to foster
demonstrable, long-term improvement in the outcomes of academic programs.
REGISTRATION LIMITED TO TWENTY PARTICIPANTS.
As usual, recordings of
sessions will be available to registrants.
All of the TLT Group’s online offerings include use of “low threshold” tools, examination of controversial issues, options for participants with a range of experience, and suggestions for assessment as you integrate what you’ve learned into your repertoire. Participants for this workshop should sign-in 15 minutes early for tech instructions and to meet others in the group; they also have the option of remaining online for a half-hour follow-up discussion immediately after the workshop.
instructions for the session are in this Registration Confirmation
Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped
there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the
start of the event.