KITE Tactical Plan

2007-2010

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I.    Background

a.    KITE (Kapi`olani Information Technology Emphasis) serves as a faculty-driven emphasis at the College that encourages the use of technologies in instruction and helps make opportunities for faculty to use in technology in instruction and outcomes assessment.

b.    KITE has been an emphasis since 1996. Chancellor John Morton appointed Judith Kirkpatrick KITE coordinator in 1998, taking the place of Bert Kimura, IMTS Coordinator. The Emphasis functions via a listserve kite-l@hawaii.edu (140 faculty and staff on mailing list) and small group meetings working on various initiatives such as ePortfolios, assessment, wireless/student access, distance/online learning, and hybrid learning best practices.

c.    Current situation of the Emphasis

      external environment:

o      Federal mandate that requires that web services are accessible to anyone with a disability.

o      Increased demand for online learning

o      Continual advancements in online delivery technologies

o      National trend towards increased use of web-based learning

o      Increased potential for international collaboration

      internal environment scan:

o      Chancellor Leon Richards has asked that 30% of all courses be delivered through online teaching and learning. Currently a taskforce has been appointed, with several KITE members, to look at how to proceed. 

o      In addition, an ePortfolio system has been functioning since January 2006 that has potential to have a significant impact on the College's ability to demonstrate and assess learning outcomes of its various programs. The WASC accreditation body that reviewed our College in fall 2006 noted good potential for our ePortfolio approach.

o      Major improvements in campus infrastructure

o      CELTT has been formed and developed

o      From our work/survey to faculty, staff, students, curricula/programs, facilities, resources; from the previous plan (2003-2007); accreditation including planning agenda items, commendations and recommendations.

 

II. Mission Statement

 

         The KITE mission encourages faculty and student use of appropriate information technology in teaching and learning. KITE's principal focus on growth and professional development of faculty who teach online serves to prepare students for work in a technology-intensive world. KITE advocates for students to have increased access to the use of the College's strong technical infrastructure, and encourages participation in web-based learning in a positive, academically sound way that will prepare students as lifelong information age learners.

 

 Appropriate Strategic Goals That KITE Commits to:

 

       The College's Strategic Plan, 2003-2010, broadens the College's mission statement to include “greater connectivitiy and potential for electronic interaction into workplaces, community-based organizations, schools and homes”. . . . and calls for “assessing the best uses of these technologies for student learning.” The College's Goal 5.1.G of its Strategic plan encourages redefining faculty roles in order to provide active student learning in both “the classroom and online” while Goal 5.2.A, expands learning opportunities, and 5.2.D, expands access for students. Goal 5.3 additionally focuses in all of its Action Strategies, A, B, C, D, E on the challenge to expand and enhance learning through new information and technology infrastructures.

 


III.          Tactical Plan Elements

GOAL 1

 

a) Emphasis or Initiative Goal(1):

 

Expand online instructional base and increase number of “Distance – completely online” (DCO) class sections

b) Emphasis or Initiative objectives in measurable terms

 

B1.  Increase DCO sections to at least 15% of total sections offered by Fall, 2011

  • Increase number of faculty by 25% offering online classes
  • Increase number courses by 25% offering online classes
  • Increase number disciplines by 25% offering online classes

B2.  Certify minimum of 10 faculty in methodology and expectations for teaching a DCO class

c)  Specific Activities Planned and proposed completion dates

 

C1.  Identify areas of need for DCO classes and instructors to offer them by Spring 2009 (B1.)

C2.   Provide mentoring and technical support (for web page development, digital video editing, Sakai use,  online pedagogy, and other topics) for instructors developing DCO classes (B1.)

C3.   Develop DCO instructor training certificate to promote adherence to best practices guidelines and excellence in instruction by Fall 2009 (B2.)

d)  Means of Assessment

D1.  Once method codes are available on Banner, track number of DCO sections, faculty, courses, disciplines

D2.   Count number of instructors who have completed certification program

e)  Criteria for Success and improvement

E1.  Using baseline data from spring 2007, the DCO sections, faculty, courses, and disciplines will meet the stated objectives.

f)  Person(s) responsible for implementing measurable objectives and activities

F1.  Online Distance Learning (ODL) Steering Committee (B1, C1, C2)

F2.  CELTT in consultation with KITE (B2, C2, C3)

g)  Relationships with and connections to other KapCC programs, community groups, etc.

G1. Compliments administrative goal of reaching 30% online classes.

G2. ODL—Guidance.

G3. CELTT—Support services.

h)     Resources (human, physical, fiscal, technology) required to implement measurable objectives and activities.

H1. Institutional Research Office for data collection.

H2. Release time for faculty to develop new courses for DCO

i)  Summary of data collected (actual)

(To be filled in at the end of the academic year)

j)  Use of Results

 

 

(To be completed at the end of the academic year and used for planning for next academic year of the Tactical Plan)


GOAL 2

 

a) Emphasis or Initiative Goal(2):

 

Encourage and reward student participation in Web-based learning

b) Emphasis or Initiative objectives in measurable terms

 

B1. Develop a Certificate of Competence (3 classes & 9 credits DCO courses and ePortfolio outcomes presentations) in Web-based learning by Fall 2008.

B2.   Increase opportunities for use of ePortfolios

c)  Specific Activities Planned and proposed completion dates

     

 

C1. Write curriculum documents for certificate and submit for approval. (B1)

C2. Outreach to faculty to increase adoption of ePortfolios each semester (B2)

C3.  Publicize proposed Certificate of Completion in Catalog, Kapio, and KCC Web site (B3)

 

d)  Means of Assessment using data as available

D1.  Track students who participate in Certificate program

D2.  Track use of ePortfolios using yearly faculty survey data

e)  Criteria for Success and improvement with stated baseline data and benchmarks

E1.  Students receive Certificate

E2.  Wider adoption of ePortfolios each year over next 3 years

f)  Person(s) responsible for implementing measurable objectives and activities

F1.  Certificate coordinator (B1, C1)

F2.  ePortfolio coordinator and CELTT (B2, C2)

g)  Relationships with and connections to other KapCC programs, community groups, etc.

Hawaiian certificate program uses ePortfolios,

i)       Resources (human, physical, fiscal, technology) required to implement measurable objectives and activities.

 

Print Shop to produce flyers for promoting Certificate

CELTT support of ePortfolios

Banner team to provide coding to identify DCO classes

i)  Summary of data collected (actual)

 

(To be filled in at the end of the academic year)

j)  Use of Results

 

 

(To be completed at the end of the academic year and used for planning for next academic year of the Tactical Plan)

 


 

GOAL 3

 

a) Emphasis or Initiative Goal(3):

 

Improve communications regarding DCO teaching

b) Emphasis or Initiative objectives in measurable terms

 

B1.   Clarify pathway from proposing through conducting online classes

B2.   Provide access to at least 8 existing online classes as active pedagogical models to interested colleagues

c)  Specific Activities Planned and proposed completion dates

 

C1.   Document steps involved in getting a course online, including resources, available by Fall 2008 (B1)

C2.   Faculty will participate in Open Classroom initiative and Mentoring Database by Spring 2008 (B2)

d)  Means of Assessment using data as available

D1.  Completion of pathway documentation resources

D2.  Count number of open online classes and faculty participating

e)  Criteria for Success and improvement with stated baseline data and benchmarks

E1.  Pathway documentation resources available to faculty

E2.  Ability of interested faculty to observe online classes

 

f)  Person(s) responsible for implementing measurable objectives and activities

F1.  KITE (B1, C1)

F2.  CELTT (B2, C2)

 

g)  Relationships with and connections to other KapCC programs, community groups, etc.

Supports ODL steering committee mandate, encourages use of CELTT resources, addresses important accreditation concerns

j)       Resources (human, physical, fiscal, technology) required to implement measurable objectives and activities.

 

Please check appropriate funding sources

Server space to disseminate information

i)  Summary of data collected (actual)

 

(To be filled in at the end of the academic year)

j)  Use of Results

 

(To be completed at the end of the academic year and used for planning for next academic year of the Tactical Plan)

 

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KITE PLAN 2003-2007

(Please email Judi Kirkpatrick, KITE Coordinator, at: kirkpatr@hawaii.edu if you would like to be part of the KITE email discussion list and a member of KITE, the Kapi'olani Information Technology Emphasis. Thanks.)

Kapi'olani Information Technology Emphasis
(KITE)
2003-2007 The Abbreviated Plan
Full plan: <http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kirkpatr/kite>

As we enter the 21st century information and interactive digital age, KITE must continue to develop knowledgeable and capable students, prepared for the challenges of working in a technology dependent world. The College environment has a strong technical infrastructure; faculty and staff have taken advantage of numerous opportunities to grow professionally and use IT appropriately. Students strive to use technology in positive, academically sound ways, to be successful and productive in college, to be competitive in the workforce, and to become life-long information age learners.

GOALS To ensure the continuance of the KITE mission, the College will:
1. Continue to support and enhance online and campus environments, including wireless (WIFI) access at the College, that allow students and faculty to utilize technology in their teaching and learning activities.
2. Implement current information technologies to support student learning.
3. Increase students' knowledge and skills for efficient use, management, and production of information technologies.
4. Provide students with current information technologies to be competent in their chosen fields.
5. Optimize the campus infrastructure for transmission of data, video and voice to support interactive learning and for transmission of wireless (WIFI) access for the College community.
6. Provide information technology in an integrated fashion among institutional support, student services, community services, academic support and instruction to enhance the student experience.
7. Empower the college to share instructional resources and educational opportunities globally.

OBJECTIVES Instruction
1. Support alternative delivery models for teaching and learning.
2. Continue to provide workshops, seminars, institutes, conferences, travel and other professional development opportunities based on faculty and student needs assessment.
3. Support the revision of student evaluation of instruction for the online, HITS, Olelo, or hybrid classroom, making this evaluation deliverable online.
4.  Provide student access to online syllabi for all online, HITS, Olelo, or hybrid classes in the 2002-03 school year. Support the online publication of all syllabi for all the College classes by fall 2003.
5. Assure accessibility of programs and activities to students with disabilities, including websites and other information
technologies.

KITE Action Plan

KITE Current Discussion Topics and Action Steps
1. Easy access to computing for students and faculty/wireless access
2. Make public our accomplishments and keep up with current trends
3. Advanced training: seek appropriate training for faculty on campus and online
4. Assess needs of faculty and students to provide support for faculty
5. Alternative delivery models for teaching and learning.
6. Workshops, seminars, institutes, conferences, travel
7. Revision of student evaluation of instruction for the online, HITS, Olelo, or hybrid classroom, making this evaluation deliverable online
8. Student access to online syllabi for all online, HITS, Olelo, or hybrid classes in the 2003-04 school year.
9. Support the online publication of all syllabi for all the College classes by fall 2003.
10. Assure accessibility of programs and activities to students with disabilities
11. Support and encourage faculty, departments, and programs that seek funding for IT-based classes by assisting in grant writing.
12. Continue to monitor, assess and upgrade the campus infrastructure.
13. TI Courses. The TI A.A. degree

 

University of Hawai'i Information Technology Services

Be sure to get your uhunix ID, needed for inserting grades, checking class lists, and using email, mailing lists, and other ITS services including instructional websites at:
 

To find out more about distance and distributed learning, from experienced Kapi'olani teachers, come to some KITE meetings. Also, you can see our system-wide plan for TEACHING FOR DISTRIBUTED and/or DISTANCE LEARNING at:


"Distributed learning" is an umbrella term that refers to teachers who are actively managing, designing and teaching technology-based or technology-enriched courses. The system-wide plan was approved in May 2003 by the UH Board of Regents.
To find out more about the community college distance, collaborative, A.A. program, and what it takes to teach in it, you might want to read:

Best Practices, a statement on distributed and distance instruction.

Assessment of distance learning programs. Distance learners are assessed at the beginning and end of each semester in order to develop data on who our students are in our distance courses. You can find more information on this assessment on the web at:
Student Assessment of Online Classes.
An online student evaluation of instruction tool FAQ is at:

Many opportunities are available within our system for professional development to help you develop your courses using technology. More on teaching and learning can be found at:

http://www.hawaii.edu/infotech/learning.html

KITE Homepage updated 15 May 2007 by Judi Kirkpatrick kirkpatr@hawaii.edu