The charge for this group is to set forth principles and parameters that can guide the University in using technology to support its academic mission and further its commitment to innovation in teaching and learning, pedagogical practices, and research.
To that end, the group will consult broadly with faculty, students, and other members of the NYU community, as well as external leaders in educational innovation.
Among the questions that the group should address are:
- how can we best provide support to faculty who choose to use instructional technology to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their teaching;
- how can instructional technology be used to create a more dynamic and effective environment for teaching and learning that is beneficial to all members of the educational community;
- how can instructional technology enrich learning communities within and across NYU’s global network (e.g., by developing platforms and pathways for collaboration and experimentation);
- whether and how might the University use technology-assisted courses to engage new constituencies;
- what impact might new instructional technologies have on the flow of revenue;
- how might the application of new technologies be used to address the question of access to higher education; and
- how can and should the application of new instructional technologies (including formative and summative techniques of evaluation) be used to assess best practices in teaching and learning?
On the basis of these conversations, the group will prepare a written report for the University’s Teaching Technology Committee, which will disseminate it widely for consideration across various units of the University and will then prepare a final recommendation to the President and Provost.