ERIC Number: ED445711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Technology in Education: A Summary of Practical Policy and Workload Language, Adopted Spring 2000.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This position paper of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges examines practical issues in the area of technology in education and provides a sample of possible policy and contract language. It discusses details of technology implementation in both the academic and the collective bargaining setting. It concentrates on faculty issues and viewpoints, although several of the topics examined have parallel implications for students. Individual institutions will decide on a case-by-case basis which issues belong in an academic policy setting and which belong in contract language. The first section examines general instructional policy issues in technology and includes definitions and instructional technology decisions. These include academic freedom and use policies, faculty and curriculum standards, support, and access issues. The second section examines issues of intellectual property and various compensation options. The third section examines issues of workload, including class size and preparation. These discussions focus on faculty and institutional needs rather than on individual student needs. Specific recommendations for involvement and action of local academic senates are included, as well as suggestions to faculty in general. (Contains 105 references.) (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.