Communication Initiatives - School of Nursing
Regular communication currently takes place in the School of Nursing. The Dean meets with the Director for User Support Services on a monthly basis. Additionally, there is regular communication between the IT support specialist and the School of Nursing IT liaison as the primary means for identifying issues, communicating any problems or changes, and problem solving. In addition, the Clinical Learning Resources Coordinator communicates regularly with the IT support specialist regarding the clinical simulation laboratory.
IT will attend one school meeting in the fall and one in the spring at the Dean's request.
At the Dean's request, Information Technology will attend school meetings to provide information about new services and to review and answer questions about existing services. For one of the sessions, IT will look for examples of on-line medical procedures to show the power of Internet2.
Fall 2005 Update
Scheduling conflicts prevented this for the fall and spring.
Provide mini workshops and short presentations on various topics relevant to School of Nursing faculty interest.
A sampling of the suggested topics include:
The 3 minute checklist - things to check in your multimedia classroom before you panic
Get your new SOCS! - an overview of the new features of SOCS 4.0
Strategies for delivering scored and unscored assessments in class using SOCS
IT services - what we've got and where to find it
Advanced Power Point - how to do the really cool stuff
The hidden lives of students - what technologies are your students using that might fit in your classroom
Wireless computing - how to select the best setup for your home - would include a brief overview of the campus wireless plan
The dean will present these topics to the faculty to identify which topics would be relevant. More topics will be added as interest dictates.
Fall 2005 Update
The Dean solicited input from the faculty. The most popular topics were Get your new SOCS, Strategies for delivering scored and unscored assessments in SOCS and the hidden lives of students. There was also interest in the 3 minute checklist. Scheduling conflicts prevented workshops for the fall. We will schedule one session at a mutually convenient time in Spring 2006.
Spring 2006 Update
Scheduling conflicts prevented these sessions. Will revisit this in fall 2006.
Additional info - computers assigned to full time faculty and staff that were due for replacement were upgraded during spring break.