School of Education and Human Services

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Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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Technology Advisory Committee

The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed in the early days of the School of Education and Human Services. At a time when most faculty and staff did not even have a computer in their individual offices, the idea was presented to have SEHS take a lead on developing technology that would not only be used in our building, but campus wide. The President of Oakland University provided two grants which were used to purchase classroom materials and the model grew from there.

Mission/Vision

The Technology Advisory Committee fosters a culture of inquiry and conversation that promotes best practices in teaching, scholarship and learning with technology. We promote technology education, training and development. We remain apprised of current technology configurations and usage in the school. We advocate for purchases that best meet the technology needs of faculty and assist with the dispersal of funds to meet the technology needs of students, as consistent with the mission of the School of Education and Human Services.

Funding Requests

SEHS Departmental Requests for Technology

TAC encourages applicants to take advantage of the opportunity for early conversation and consultation regarding proposed grants. Dont wait until a certain month to begin your grant conversation  the ERL may have the equipment you want, SEHS may have access to the software you are thinking about or just test out and enhance your ideas. Start the conversation as soon as you think of it  complete a SEHS/TAC Grant Request Consultation Form and a member of our committee will reach out to you soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Morsink, TAC Chair, Rick DeMent, Julie Chapie or your Department TAC representative.

Membership

TAC includes a representative from each SEHS department (Counseling; Human Development and Child Studies; Organizational Leadership; Reading and Language Arts; and Teacher Development and Educational Studies), as well as from the Educational Resources Lab (ERL) and Dean’s Office. A chair of the TAC is elected every two years by TAC members.

2018-19 Current Membership

Chairperson, Paul Morsink (RLA)

  • Barbara Begin-Campbell (ERL)
  • Julie Chapie (Dean's Office/ERL)
  • Rick DeMent (Dean's Office)
  • Linda Doornbos (TDES)
  • Nick Lauer (HDCS)
  • Jon Margerum-Leys (SEHS Dean)
  • Jennifer Matthews (CNS)
  • David Secord (Dean's Office)
  • David Strubler (DOL)

Please email tac@oakland.edu if you have any questions.

Initiatives

Held regularly, the Oakland University/TAC/K12 Discussion Forum is an opportunity for higher ed to interact with and learn from K12 administrators, teachers and technology personnel in order to better serve our own students as well as the K12 community. To be including in future forums, send us your thoughts and comments at tac@oakland.edu.

In March 2018, teachers from 16 local districts, along with OU SEHS faculty and staff met to discuss:

  • formative assessment with digital tools
  • new Digital Literacies and Learning curriculum
  • 21st century information literacy
  • app-books/digital tools to support early literacy development

In February 2016, representatives from 13 local districts and ISDs along with representatives from the Library of Michigan and Gale Cengage met with OU SEHS faculty and staff to collaborate on issues including:

  • hot topics in local districts
  • MeL resource update
  • video reflections/analysis
  • technology advancements

In May 2015, representatives from 14 local districts and ISDs collaborated with OU faculty and staff on:

  • SEHS updates
  • technology implementations (iPads, Chromebooks, Google Drive, BYOD and Interactive devices)
  • online assessments
  • Online Learning/Class Management Systems
  • Professional Development

In February 2014, representatives from 13 local districts met with SEHS faculty and staff to discuss the following questions:

  • How do you use digital technology in your classrooms? How do you align the instructional design and methodology or tool to the instructional need?
  • In considering our teacher interns, what technology do you see them using and what knowledge in this area should they bringing?
  • What new initiatives is K12 facing?
  • How is your district meeting the MDE online experience requirement?
  • What are your tech hardware and software problems?