On behalf of the Faculty Council Executive Committee, Faculty Council Chair Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering) submitted the following report describing the function of a newly created committee of the General Faculty, Technology-Enhanced Education Oversight Committee. The new committee is being formed to address issues related to the use of new technologies in courses and curriculum at UT Austin. In this inaugural year of the committee, the Faculty Council Executive Committee will appoint the committee members.
The members will be charged with evaluating the committee’s function suggesting modifications,1
and if necessary, defining the composition of the committee, which will be presented to the Faculty Council for consideration in early spring.
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council
REPORT ON THE FUNCTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, A NEW COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
TYPE C: INSTITUTIONAL POLICY OR GOVERNANCE
Technology-Enhanced Education Oversight Committee
Function: To study proposals on educational policy in the areas of technology-enhanced education, including the areas of blended and online learning; to assess their possibilities and alternatives; to insure that online resources, courses, certificates, and degrees reflect the content and rigor appropriate for a leading university; to consider issues related to the use of on-line material for credit towards degrees, including transfer credit for offerings from institutions other than UT Austin; to consider the impact of such offerings on faculty workload, faculty intellectual property, promotion, and tenure; to present recommendations on such matters to the Faculty Council.
Distributed through the Faculty Council website
on October 16, 2013.
Amended on October 21, 2013 to include evaluating the committee’s function.