New Faculty Orientation Powerpoint For Aug 18 2009

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New Faculty Orientation Powerpoint For Aug 18 2009

  1. 1. At Your Service: What IT Can Do for You Janice Thomasson, CIO Dan Mandell, Director, Huisking Center
  2. 2. SMC’s Path to 2020* : <ul><li>Our students must be technologically literate. Students acquire the highest level of technological skills when those skills are required in their courses .  </li></ul><ul><li>*From President Carol Mooney’s Strategic Plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2013 <ul><li>Most were born in 1991, and . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Have never used a card catalog to find a book. </li></ul><ul><li>Have always been able to read books on an electronic screen. </li></ul><ul><li>American students have always lived anxiously with high-stakes educational testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Have never had to “shake down” an oral thermometer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Beloit Mindset List, cont’d <ul><li>Tattoos have always been chic and highly visible. </li></ul><ul><li>Rap music has always been mainstream. </li></ul><ul><li>They have always watched wars, coups, and police arrests unfold on TV in real time. </li></ul><ul><li>Shrek has always been the Green Giant (not the big guy who picks vegetables). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Students, the Millenials Some Characteristics: <ul><li>a.k.a “Digital Natives” </li></ul><ul><li>Nomadic </li></ul><ul><li>Multitaskers </li></ul><ul><li>Impatient </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative/Social Networkers </li></ul><ul><li>Gamers </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential/Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Practical, Achievement Oriented </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some SMC Tech Tools <ul><li>Microsoft Suite (software = $10 per student!) </li></ul><ul><li>Bellaire Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard Course Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbra email </li></ul><ul><li>Prism/Banner ERP </li></ul><ul><li>SNAP Survey Tool (better than Survey Monkey, see Institutional Research) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions?

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