MEASURING FACULTY BUY-IN TO Unintended INSTRUCTIONALConsequences TECHNOLOGYKenneth RonkowitzPassaic County Community College
What pointed us in the right direction andWhat stopped us along the way
INTENDED CONSEQUENCES Build College Level Writing Center Introduce Increase Technology Writing into Students & 25 Gen-Ed Faculty Classes Writing Initiative Improve Improve Critical Information Thinking in Literacy Writing
HOW DO YOU GET BUY-IN? Faculty Buy-in„ -- to What? By Trent Batson The phrases “faculty resistance,” or the “lack of faculty buy-in” to adopting information technology for the core teaching/learning paradigm, have become by-words in academia. Yet both phrases are empty and lead nowhere; they are phatic, having a social purpose (bonding among technology advocates) but they contain no useful information. Technology advocates urge faculty members to go away from what they’ve been doing but don’t explain what they should go toward. It is not enough to go toward a set of new teaching and learning practices… The goal cannot and should not be just to use technology.campustechnology.com/articles/2011/04/06/faculty-buy-in-to-what.aspx
TRAINING CYCLECOMMON ADVICEStart with championsDon‟t “require” thetechnologyMake the tech the rewardMulti-faceted training
Get the ball rolling…WHEN IS YOUR FIRST CONTACT WITHFACULTY?BEFORE, WITH, OR AFTER THE LAUNCH?
PRE-LAUNCHBuy-in starts by having facultyinvolved with the initiative in theplanning stages.
Whether or not you are on a grant6 $$For life after
Sustainability andInstitutionalization is more thanfunding Staffing Training Assessment Supervision Leadership
The Dept. of Education asks us: “What were any unintended[tech] consequences (positive & negative) of the program?”+ Wide acceptance of LibGuides beyond our intendeduse- Resistance overall to technology by faculty- Perception of what is “technology” (by students ANDfaculty)- Some faculty saw the tech as getting in the way ofthe writing (which they saw at the real point of theInitiative)+ Writing Intensive elements being used in non-WIcourse sections+ Student acceptance of WI courses (and success inthem)
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