Thursday October 5, 2000
Attendees: Carol, Jill, Wade, Evan, Art, Joan, Ruby, Fran and
Systems projects for classrooms, upgrades of hardware and software:
Systems will upgrade 138 over Christmas and find and install a better
quality classroom management software program as Lanskool has stopped
functioning. Systems is still working on fixing a couple of problem stations
in 31, all others are working well.is to g
MSIE is disallowing access to numerous pages easily accessable in netscape
in both classrooms. Carol will ask Chris to provide an answer for team
English Dept Feedback: Carol met yesterday with Gary Dohrer, Sally
Shigley (currently over 2010) and new faculty member David Sumner (will
be over 2010 next year). They are all very pleased with the 2010 sessions
and ask us to keep up the good work.
Non traditional student drop in day care: Carol announced this
service now available fro students from 6:45 am to 2:30 PM in the UB Non
Tradtional student services center.
Draft Instruction staffing needs plan:
Carol discussed planning assumptions and there seemed to be agreement
that this plan will work, taking into consideration staff changes and
pressure to meet the needs of the information literacy requirement. As
a follow up Carol called Carol La Pine in TBE to ask how many students
had failed the ILC exam, for example, in Spring 2000:
49 students registered for exam
1 person took exam 4 times
2 people took the exam 2 times
9 people were no shows
teaching schedule- Carol encouraged faculty to give her specific
details of when they would like to teach so she will have that in advance
for Kathy Thiriot to enter. Carol encouraged faculty to volunteer for
overload as they have the time and interest.
Subject Specific instruction: Joan discussed some planning issues.
Ruby suggested we create a form to get feedback from faculty we do sessions
for. Wade suggested a short evaluation form developed with quantitative
rankings to use for Subj. Specific sessions. Carol will develop draft
forms and distribute to the team next week.
Exam for History majors testing out of 2201: This will be discussed
at a future meeting. Carol prefer to let them pass the ILC exam and not
do a separate exam. Team wants to compare tests used.
Instruction team goals for this academic year
The team decided on the following 0bjectives for the goal to continue
to improve and assess instruction
1)Obtain assessment data for 10% of all subject specific sessions
2)Develop a consistent Research Guide Format
3)Develop more research guides according to consistent format
4)Work with Alan Livingston on an automated classroom calendar
5)Participate in 3 instruction team training sessions this year, suggestions
a)frontpage lab with garth
e) Digital media and streaming video
Carol will follow up on scheduling these, one for fall and two for spring
Consistent Research Guides format: Carol will continue to work
with garth on this and forward graphics to team for approval. Carol will
ask Garth to add alternative text to each image in image map on menu box
graphics. She will change wording on Web from Subject Guides to Research
Guides. Carol and Ruby will discuss options for continued access to Gov
Docs with Lonna. Bibliographers may also of course develop printed (non
Web) handouts and guides as needed.
As may arise
1) Keeping track of number of times classroom's are booked. Someone
mentioned that Mike Vause isn't using the classroom he has scheduled.
Fran will follow up. Carol has asked Kathy Thiriot to add a little note
at the bottom of the Instruction data form for
measuring the number of times we need a room and can't get one because
they are booked in a month. (AND she has already done it!!)
Fran mentioned students are using Current Contents station for Email,
she's talked to Chris and he will follow up.
That's all! Send any additions or changes to Carol. Thanks
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