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Survival Skills for the Baby Dinosaur: Managing Instructional Technology in the Small University

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Presenter(s)
Eric Hagan (DeSales University, USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 3:45pm
Track: 
Institutional Strategies & Innovations
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Theory/Conceptual Framework
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Information Session
Location: 
Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Concurrent Session 4
Abstract

Contribute to the sustainability of your small institution through effective management of instructional technology and faculty support activities in an environment dominated by larger competitors.

Extended Abstract

Are you a "baby dinosaur," the kind of small traditional university that experts predict will soon be extinct, or at least greatly reduced in numbers? Share with other baby dinosaurs ideas on how effective instructional technology management can help assure the survival and vitality of your small college or university. Learn how to best direct limited instructional technology, instructional design, and faculty development resources so that they have an outsize impact even in institutions where small instructor-led classes predominate.

At this session, Dr. Eric Hagan, Director of Distance Education and Instructional Technology at DeSales University, will present the emerging Small University Integrated Instructional Technology Management Model, a framework for getting the maximum impact from limited instructional technology and faculty support resources.

The goal of the Small University Integrated Instructional Technology Management Model is to broadly enhance the capability of the faculty to effectively use instructional technology in a resource constrained environment. Elements of the Small University Integrated Instructional Technology Management Model include:
- Faculty centricity
- Single institution-wide approach
- Integrated approach to managing both software and hardware
- High touch, high availability person-to-person faculty support
- Grounding in research-based, pedagogically-sound best practices
- Use of accelerators and leverage points

Participants will be encouraged to share their own success strategies and to challenge the ideas presented. The presenter will share baseline faculty satisfaction data collected in Fall 2015. Presentation materials will be shared on the conference web site.

Goals of the Session:
- To provide participants with an overall framework for effectively managing instructional technology and related faculty support activities in the small college or university environment
- To provide participants with specific strategies for instructional technology management that they can apply at their institution
- To allow participants to have input into and receive updates about the emerging Small University Integrated Instructional Technology Management Model
- To encourage participants to identify and network with colleagues working in similar small-school environments

Lead Presenter

Eric Hagan is Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology at DeSales University in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hagan has 15 years' leadership and teaching experience in online and hybrid education at both a large research university and a small Catholic liberal arts college.