- Selecting a Consultant - the Assistant Dean of Academic Technology,
the Chief Information Officer, the Dean of Administration, and the Instructional
Technology Specialist interviewed and selected a consultant to manage
the planning process.
- Determining a Schedule - after selecting the consultant, we determined
a schedule of meetings and a time frame to complete the Academic Technology
Tactical Plan (ATTP).
- Inviting Participants - with a schedule in place, the Assistant Dean
of Academic Technology invited participants who represented each of
the academic divisions, Technology across the Curriculum, the Learning
Resource Center and Media Services, Corporate and Community Education,
Information Systems, and Student Support Services. In addition other
key personnel were invited: the Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Administration,
the Chief Information Officer, and an Instructional Technology Specialist.
March - May 2001
- Holding Planning Sessions - the consultant conducted planning sessions
approximately every two weeks. Specific tasks included the development
of a Vision Statement, a set of Guiding Principles, and a series of
exercises to enable the group to articulate the roles for technology
in the academic component and to set priorities.
- Creating a Working Draft of the Tactical Plan - from the planning
sessions a working draft of the academic Tactical Plan was created for
review and revision. The working draft reflected the priorities that
emerged from planning sessions.
June - August 2001
- Finalizing the Academic Technology Tactical Plan - with input from
the planning team, the tactical objectives and projects were further
narrowed down. From this focused material, a new set of priorities was
- Disseminating the Academic Technology Tactical Plan - the ATTP was
made available to the college community in print and electronically.