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Academic Technology fCoP kick-off event

October 15, 2015
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The Academic Technology formal Community of Practice Kickoff meeting will be held on October 23, 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the McNamara Alumni Centers A.I. Johnson room.

This event is sponsored by the University IT community, academic programs, the teaching and learning community, and the Academic Technology formal Community of Practice (AT fCoP).

Please consider attending the kickoff meeting, which is intended to bring together faculty and college staff, the University IT community, and the broader teaching and learning community to identify and prioritize University academic technology needs. The perspectives of a range of participants will help strengthen support for University-supported academic technologies—and specifically, will help shape new collaborations to select, pilot, and assess emerging technologies that advance the University’s teaching and learning mission.

Questions for discussion will include:

  • What kinds of support and services enable faculty and instructional staff to use academic technologies in the ways they want?

  • How can we engage faculty and instructional staff more deeply in exploring and using academic technologies that align with their teaching and learning goals?

  • What roles can members of the University community play in selecting new or emerging technologies, both those that are supported at the college level and those that are supported systemwide?

Because we seek wide participation from the University community systemwide, we encourage those who cannot attend in person on October 23 to join the conversation in one of the following ways:

  • Participate online via a facilitated virtual session held concurrently during the Oct. 23 event from 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Provide your perspective on the questions above at a listening session on the Twin Cities campus on Monday, November 2, 3:30-4:20 in Bruininks Hall 131A or Tuesday, November 3, 3:30-4:20 in Appleby 319.

  • Respond to an online survey. Join the Academic Technology Google group to receive the survey in early November.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to participate in this event, please send a request to the Disability Resource Center at