Academic Technology Committee
School of Dentistry
|Name||Primary Constituency||Faculty Rank||Role|
|Ashlee Sowards||School of Dentistry||Associate Professor||Chair|
|Megan Leight||College of Creative Arts||Teaching Assistant Professor||Member|
|Brian Dilcher||School of Medicine||Assistant Professor||Member|
|Mark Fullen||WVU Extension||Professor||Member|
|Marie Krause||Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design||Associate Professor||Member|
|Lee Pyles||School of Medicine||Associate Professor||Member|
|Hailin Li||Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources||Assistant Professor||Member|
|Jane Rusescki||Chambers College of Business and Economics||Professor||Member|
|Ralph Utzman||School of Medicine||Professor||Member|
|Mohammad (MJ) Ahmad||Chambers College of Business and Economics||Teaching Assistant Professor||Member|
|Brogan Dozier||Student||Student Representative|
|Logan Pierce||Student||Student Representative|
|Sucharitha Bachanna||Information Technology Services||Dir. for Systems Engagement||Ex officio|
|Erin Kelley||Teaching and Learning Commons||Exec. Director of Learning Design and Transformation||Ex officio|
|Erin Bunner||Teaching and Learning Commons||Dir. of Application and Web Support||Ex officio|
|Megan Heady||WVU Libraries||Associate University Librarian||Ex officio|
|Tracey Beckley||Teaching and Learning Commons||TLC Commons||Ex officio|
The Faculty Senate Academic Technology Committee is charged with undertaking the following set of actions:
- Advise the WVU Teaching and Learning Commons, Information Technology Services, and Libraries on evaluation, recommendation, discussion, and review of academic technology of any type that might be useful to WVU’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
- As needed, report on best practices within higher education, and how WVU should pursue technologies or strategies to maximize the University’s missions.
- Investigate and report on issues of third-party tools, including issues surrounding costs, integration into University systems, privacy/security, applicability to financial aid sources, vendor support of the tools, academic integrity, academic freedom, and student consistency.
- Work with WVU’s Teaching and Learning Commons and WVU Student Government Association to seek feedback from the student body, as well as the faculty and/or staff, on the use and effectiveness of academic technology at the University.
- Work with WVU academic technology stakeholders (including, but not limited to, ITS, Libraries, and TLC) to ensure that faculty are made aware of issues and opportunities surrounding such technology at West Virginia University.
- Work with the Provost’s office, as well as University stakeholders, to seek a broad University policy on adoption, use, and availability of academic technology.
- Address in a timely fashion other issues pertinent to the charge of the committee.