San Marcos: Technology Utilization in Learning and Instructional by Aat7D4

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									                   Survey of Exemplar Campus Technology Projects

Campus: California State University, San Marcos
Name of program/project: Technology Utilization in Learning and Instructional Platforms (TULIP)
Responsible faculty member(s): Team Leader: Chuck Allen, Academic Technology Services (ATS)
                                  Project Team: Gretchin Lair, Garrett Collins, Jennifer Nowotny, ATS
Program/project URL: http://www.csusm.edu/tulip2002/

What are the education objectives that drive this program/project?
The purpose of the TULIP program and grants is to provide intensive, one-on-one training and peer
mentoring for faculty members with a strong desire to use technology to enhance their teaching.

Briefly describe the program/project (please limit to 150 words or less).
TULIP is a personalized, project-driven, intensive technology training usually held at the end of summer.
Applying for the two-week TULIP program means submitting a proposal for a project the faculty member
wants to support (projects are often related to courses being taught the next term, but not always). All
TULIP instruction is specifically designed to address the accepted projects and faculty members are not
required to attend a particular session if it doesn’t apply to their project or if they feel sufficiently skilled in
that area.

What outcomes were expected from the program/project?
Self-confidence, self-sufficiency, community and direct application of skills to needs are TULIP’s primary
goals.

What outcomes have been achieved to date?
We are proud that our expected outcomes appear to be our achieved outcomes. Anecdotal evidence
suggests a higher level of self-confidence, self-sufficiency, community among TULIP participants. Many
faculty are making a concerted effort to use technology for the first time in their courses and they have
less questions and problems during the semester than similar faculty who have not attended. When there
are problems, faculty often feel comfortable turning to other experienced users in the same department –
more often than not, those users are former TULIP participants. In addition, we often recruit former
participants to act as “faculty mentors” for the current program.

Who are the beneficiaries of the program/project and what benefits do they derive?
Any type of faculty member may apply to the TULIP program. Benefits include:
    Increased technical proficiency
    Personalized instruction
    A high staff/faculty ratio
    A completed project that can be implemented in the short term
    Access to an expanding community of faculty technology learners

What has contributed to the program/project's success?
The Faculty Center, the Chancellor’s Office, BATS, Academic Technology Staff and, of course, the faculty
who apply and survive the 60-80 combined hours of training and lab time!

Has anything inhibited the success of this program/project and if so, what?
Lack of additional funding prohibits the program from expanding the number of times we can offer TULIP
per year. In addition, planning & executing TULIP is a major drain of Academic Technology Staff
resources during a time of heavy development for instructors who are not in TULIP.




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