ERIC Number: ED379009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
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The Challenge of Institutionalizing Technology.
In order to meet the challenge of institutionalizing technology, community college educators must first define their needs; second, delineate the physical, social, and cultural conditions that affect the environment; and third, examine the knowledge made available through the computer and its paraphernalia. Institutionalizing technology requires: (1) establishing institutional policies that address themes of funding; human infrastructure; rights and responsibilities of students, faculty, and staff; faculty and staff recruitment; and criteria for promotions, honors, and awards; (2) obtaining external funding; (3) undertaking a cost effectiveness study; (4) restructuring the human infrastructure; (5) using a 1:1:1:1/2 ratio in budgeting for hardware, software, personnel, and upgrading; (6) involving department heads in the integration of computing and curriculum; (7) promoting discipline-based training of faculty in computer applications; (8) promoting collaborative projects among faculty; (9) recognizing and rewarding employee contributions to the achievement of institutional goals; (10) providing pedagogical and research support to discipline coordinators and faculty; (11) shifting the role of faculty to become facilitators of learning; (12) encouraging faculty to become their own researchers as they integrate computer applications into their curriculum; (13) providing discipline-based support at the developmental level; and (14) informing administrators and staff of faculty's role in the integration of teaching and technology. (KP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Technology Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College (Houston, TX, November 13-16, 1994).