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A presentation on the plan and evaluation of Tarrant County College District's Information Systems & Computing Technology Plan.

A presentation on the plan and evaluation of Tarrant County College District's Information Systems & Computing Technology Plan.

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  • 1. Tarrant County CollegeA District Wide Approach
    An Evaluation of the
    Information Systems & Computing Technology Plan - 1999
  • 2. Schools that address technology “have successfully adapted the endless opportunities presented by computer technology and married them in creative and challenging ways to the high-level technical capabilities and motivation of their students. Students and teachers become partners in the exploration of this new universe.”
    (Paige, Hickok, & Patrick, 2004)
    Why?
  • 3. Committee input from
    Administration
    Faculty
    Support Staff
    Vendors
    Students
    How?
  • 4. The Technology Committee will formulate a plan to provide and maintain quality information systems and computing services that support the mission of Tarrant County College District. This plan will address methods and processes for implementing modern technology systems to support all elements of the College: Teaching & Learning, Student Support Services, and Administrative Support.
    The Plan – Mission/Vision
  • 5. The Technology Committee’s goal is to develop a District-wide information and computing systems strategic plan that will allow for the acquisition and maintenance of a totally integrated state-of-the-art system that serves the needs of student, faculty, and staff by expanding communication capabilities, enhancing teaching and learning opportunities, and facilitating the use of data to obtain information and foster knowledge.
    The Plan - Goal
  • 6. Classrooms
    Training on technology integration and professional responsibility
    Fully equipped for multi-media presentations
    Access to targeted professional development
    Teaching & Learning – The Plan
  • 7. Classrooms
    Training on technology integration and professional responsibility
    Lacking in depth and applicability
    Fully equipped for multi-media presentations
    Computers
    Surround Sound
    Intranet & Internet
    Document Cameras
    Data Projectors
    Access to targeted professional development
    TCC Institute
    Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation
  • 8. Off-Site Locations
    Provide interactive computer-based instruction
    Course management software for off-site access by faculty
    Teaching & Learning – The Plan
  • 9. Off-Site Locations
    Provide interactive computer-based instruction
    TCC Institute
    Element K
    Course management software for off-site access by faculty
    Campus Cruiser
    Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation
  • 10. Laboratories
    Student access for information and tutorial aids
    Reporting features for faculty on student use of laboratory facilities
    Teaching & Learning – The Plan
  • 11. Laboratories
    Student access for information and tutorial aids
    Integrated Web
    Web Advisor
    Campus Cruiser
    Online Library Resources
    Reporting features for faculty on student use of laboratory facilities
    Teaching & Learning – The Eavluation
  • 12. Offices
    Computer hardware and software will meet district standards and job specific needs
    Printing will be available on local and network printers
    Access to college wide databases and programs
    Access to internet, file sharing, e-mail, and internet browser
    Ability to send and receive fax transmissions through the computer
    Desktop videoconferencing ability
    Access to library’s catalog and databases
    External backup capabilities
    Teaching & Learning – The Plan
  • 13. Offices
    Computer hardware and software will meet district standards and job specific needs
    Printing will be available on local and network printers
    Access to college wide databases and programs
    Access to internet, file sharing, e-mail, and internet browser
    Ability to send and receive fax transmissions through the computer
    Desktop videoconferencing ability
    Access to library’s catalog and databases
    External backup capabilities
    Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation
  • 14. Curriculum Review & Development
    Online course proposal process (follows specialized criteria)
    Existing course and program evaluations
    Ability to create schedules for multi-length courses
    Online ability to order reports (scheduling, enrollment summaries, etc.)
    Develop faculty qualification assessment system
    Administer faculty evaluations via computer
    Teaching & Learning – The Plan
  • 15. Curriculum Review & Development
    Online course proposal process (follows specialized criteria)
    Online process not developed as of yet
    Existing course and program evaluations
    Ability to create schedules for multi-length courses
    Online ability to order reports (scheduling, enrollment summaries, etc.)
    Limited based on Datatel Colleague
    Develop faculty qualification assessment system
    Still done by hand
    Administer faculty evaluations via computer
    Available, but must be administered by proctor
    Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation
  • 16. Distance Learning/Non-Traditional Instruction
    Two-way video conferencing at each District location
    Training for faculty/staff using specialized equipment
    Faculty development in distance learning pedagogy and multi-media integration
    Toll free access to faculty for students
    Teaching & Learning – The Plan
  • 17. Distance Learning/Non-Traditional Instruction
    Two-way video conferencing at each District location
    Video conferencing is available
    Computer based & Online Courses now priority
    Training for faculty/staff using specialized equipment
    Special Distance Learning Department implemented
    Faculty development in distance learning pedagogy and multi-media integration
    Specialized courses mandatory
    Toll free access to faculty for students
    No longer available
    Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation
  • 18. Computer Learning Centers (CLCs)
    Central Electronic Repositoryfor the use of and/or access to instructional software
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 19. Computer Learning Centers (CLCs)
    Central Electronic Repositoryfor the use of and/or access to instructional software
    Campus Cruiser
    Online Library Database Access
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 20. District-wide Support Services
    Administrative function support (budgeting, scheduling, purchasing, etc)
    Ongoing technology training
    Standardize system hardware and protocols
    Provide a common graphical user interface
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 21. District-wide Support Services
    Administrative function support (budgeting, scheduling, purchasing, etc)
    Datatel Colleague
    Ongoing technology training
    TCC Institure
    Standardize system hardware and protocols
    Implemented, but flexible for specific uses
    Provide a common graphical user interface
    MS XP
    Datatel Colleague
    Web Advisor
    Campus Cruiser
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 22. Instructional Media
    Derive a totally integrated graphics service system meeting District standards and faculty, staff, and student needs
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 23. Instructional Media
    Derive a totally integrated graphics service system meeting District standards and faculty, staff, and student needs
    Adopted the all encompassing Datatel Colleague
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 24. Tech Support/Library/Learning Resources
    Comprehensive, automated library/learning resources system
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 25. Tech Support/Library/Learning Resources
    Comprehensive, automated library/learning resources system
    Online local catalog access
    External database access
    ERIC
    EBSCOHost
    etc
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 26. Financial Aid/Scholarships
    Quick and easy access with EDExpress software
    Access to information from the Dept. of Education
    Ability to stop transactions and identify the appropriate reason for the stop
    Easily access information for federal, state and internal reporting
    Compliance with cash mgt. regulations including deposits
    Elimination of paper in paper folders
    Ability to apply, check the status, and direct available funds via the web
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 27. Financial Aid/Scholarships
    Quick and easy access with EDExpress software
    Multiple applications now available
    Access to information from the Dept. of Education
    Linked with DoEd
    Ability to stop transactions and identify the appropriate reason for the stop
    Datatel Colleague allows for easy evaluation
    Easily access information for federal, state and internal reporting
    Links with federal and state reporting systems
    Compliance with cash mgt. regulations including deposits
    Datatel Colleague fully interacts with GAAP and regulations
    Elimination of paper in paper folders
    Done – accessed and stored electronically
    Ability to apply, check the status, and direct available funds via the web
    Integrated systems allow for easy access
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 28. Testing
    Implement computerized Testing Center
    Provide Internet delivery of the Accuplacer
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 29. Testing
    Implement computerized Testing Center
    CLEP
    ACE
    Standardized Tests
    Provide Internet delivery of the Accuplacer
    On demand delivery
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 30. Veteran’s Services
    Timely and accurate certification of enrollment
    Appropriate updates of student information
    Eligibility status
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 31. Veteran’s Services
    Timely and accurate certification of enrollment
    Datatel Colleague keeps track
    Appropriate updates of student information
    Updated online w/VA & Datatel Colleague
    Eligibility status
    Datatel Colleague
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 32. Counseling/Guidance
    Automated transcript evaluation system
    Comprehensive student information system
    Implement a transfer tracking system for students
    Student Support Services– The Plan
  • 33. Counseling/Guidance
    Automated transcript evaluation system
    Datatel Colleague
    Comprehensive student information system
    Datatel Colleague
    Implement a transfer tracking system for students
    THECB
    DatatelColeague
    Articulation Agreements
    Student Support Services– The Evaluation
  • 34. Connectivity
    Training
    Communication
    Leadership/Coordination
    Standardization Across District
    Data Availability/Accessibility
    Evaluation
    Technology Critical Issues
  • 35. Infrastructure
    Solid, reliable, network for offices, classrooms & labs
    Training
    TCC Institute
    Element K
    Professional Development Seminars
    Communication
    Email
    Social Networking
    Leadership/Coordination
    Leadership commitment across all levels
    Standardization Across District
    Hardware, Software & Processes
    Data Availability/Accessibility
    Datatel Colleague Access and Reports
    Evaluation
    Standing Committees & Evaluation teams continually assessing and evaluating current & future technology needs
    Technology Critical Issues
  • 36. Alvarez, J., Harper, J., Inman, R., Reyes, R., Rode, J., & Smith-Allen, L. (1999, April 12). Tarrant County College District: Information Systems & Computing Technology Plan [Scholarly project].
    Paige, R., Hickok, E., & Patrick, S. (2004). Toward a New Golden Age in American Education: How the Internet, the Law and Today's Students are Revolutionizing Expectations (United States, Department of Education, Deputy Secretary and Educational Technology). Retrieved February 13, 2010, from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/plan.pdf
    References