New  Faculty  Orientation Powerpoint For Aug 18 2009
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New Faculty Orientation Powerpoint For Aug 18 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. At Your Service: What IT Can Do for You Janice Thomasson, CIO Dan Mandell, Director, Huisking Center
  • 2. SMC’s Path to 2020* :
    • Our students must be technologically literate. Students acquire the highest level of technological skills when those skills are required in their courses . 
    • *From President Carol Mooney’s Strategic Plan
  • 3. The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2013
    • Most were born in 1991, and . . .
    • Have never used a card catalog to find a book.
    • Have always been able to read books on an electronic screen.
    • American students have always lived anxiously with high-stakes educational testing.
    • Have never had to “shake down” an oral thermometer.
  • 4. Beloit Mindset List, cont’d
    • Tattoos have always been chic and highly visible.
    • Rap music has always been mainstream.
    • They have always watched wars, coups, and police arrests unfold on TV in real time.
    • Shrek has always been the Green Giant (not the big guy who picks vegetables).
  • 5. Our Students, the Millenials Some Characteristics:
    • a.k.a “Digital Natives”
    • Nomadic
    • Multitaskers
    • Impatient
    • Collaborative/Social Networkers
    • Gamers
    • Experiential/Interactive
    • Practical, Achievement Oriented
  • 6. Some SMC Tech Tools
    • Microsoft Suite (software = $10 per student!)
    • Bellaire Wireless
    • Blackboard Course Management System
    • Zimbra email
    • Prism/Banner ERP
    • SNAP Survey Tool (better than Survey Monkey, see Institutional Research)
  • 7. Questions?
  • 8.