10. Goal / Outcome for this session
“We did training sessions on _____ !”
“We gave away free _____ !”
“We partnered with _____ ”
“We encouraged them to think about _____ ”
How do we
This is the easy question. “Did you know that technology can help you?” “No, I did not! Tell me more!”
How do we promote someone’s
intrinsic motivation to more deeply
engage in a community or activity
that they already profess to value?
That’s a much harder question.
14. Faculty as (a) People vs.
Faculty as Persons
(archaic grammatical distinction, irrelevant nowadays)
For our purposes… are we talking about “faculty” as a broad
category? Or are we talking about individual faculty
Faculty are individuals…
and, we need to be able to generalize.
15. Your hands-on task for today…
Grab your index card!
Grab a pen!
On one side, write what you do.
On the other side, write what your faculty do.
(“My faculty ________”)
16. Eric’s Personal Issue
I love my wife.
I hate that she describes me as
“a computer guy”
But if not that… what am I?
(And, what are our faculty?)
24. How do we measure accomplishment?
Is this a “tenure, promotion, etc.” question?
Is this a “metrics” question?
Navigate the differences between “Today, I got that septic
tank pumped out” and “Today, I wisely and skillfully used
technology to support the Academy”
26. “What’s In It For Me (or Them)?”
Does it have value?
Then articulate that value!
Does it lack value?
Then why are you making your faculty do it?
27. “If there’s no benefit to it,
then it’s not a mandate.
It’s not a vision.
It’s a hobby.”
~ ERIC M. LARSON, 2014
28. “I Tried It and It Didn’t Work!”
Someone sought me out recently to say that she’d tried
something I had recommended and it didn’t work. “You need to
stop recommending that to people,” she told me. “How many
times did you try it?” I asked. “Once…
…and the students hated it,” she responded.
~ Dr. Maryellen Weimer
30. Closing thematic bow…
“Faculty Enthusiasm for Technology” can’t and shouldn’t
come from/for/within the technology itself.
Technology is a tool that can help us, and our faculty, to
grow into a role/identity/”brand”/purpose.
So… what do you think?