Learning, and Technology Roundtable Groups
What is a TLTR?
The concept of assembling the most knowledgeable
people around a table where all participants are equals may date
back to Camelot, but in the 1990's, the same approach caught on
at higher education institutions across the country. The idea to
bring faculty, staff, and administrators together to address instructional
technology issues was hatched as a model for institutions affiliated
with the American Association of Higher Education, and was later
championed by the non-profit Teaching,
Learning, and Technology Group.
Today, more than 400 institutions of higher education
(including TCC) convene at local Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Roundtables to reduce the widening gap between what faculty and
students expect from technology and what technology support professionals
and limited budgets can help them achieve. Teaching, Learning, and
Technology Roundtables deal with technology's toughest questions
and provide thoughtful advice to institutional leaders.
At Tidewater Community College, each campus has
its own Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR). The
campus Roundtables are loosely-organized groups of concerned faculty,
staff, and administrators who gather to investigate and promote
awareness of new methods for integrating technology into the teaching
and learning process, and to make recommendations to the college
for the organization and funding of instructional technology. The
campus TLTRs have a flexible membership; all full and part time
faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to participate.
The campus TLTRs elect two co-chairs to serve as
representatives at the college-wide Teaching,
Learning, and Technology Governance Committee (TLTC) meetings.
The TLTC works with the campus TLTRs, the Office of Educational
Technology, the Office of Information Systems, the Faculty Senate,
the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Student Services, the
Learning Resource Centers, and the College's executive staff to
exchange ideas and make recommendations. The college-wide committee
has an established membership; only elected and appointed representatives
may vote, but meetings are open to all who wish to attend.
2009/10 Chairs: TLTR Faculty