Technology doesn’t mean much unless it’s the right technology. We need your feedback to make solid decisions.
To ensure the St. Edward’s community has the technology necessary to teach, learn and handle all kinds of university business, we’ve established two groups to give us critical feedback and advice.
OIT Student Advisory Group
We implement technology for students, but we’re not students ourselves. The OIT Student Advisory Group helps us assess student technology needs and evaluate the outcomes of new initiatives.
In plain language, members of the advisory group can expect to do the following:
- Provide advice, guidance and feedback to OIT staff
- Suggest topics of interest from a student perspective
- Advocate for technology projects within the broader St. Edward’s student community
Joining the Group
The OIT Student Advisory Group meets several times each semester and sometimes requires work outside those meetings.
In return for that commitment, advisory group members will get some special perks for participating:
- Free snacks at every in-person meeting (all meetings are currently virtual to prioritize students' health during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- Previews of new tools and technology before they’re rolled out
- Special invitation to off-campus events usually reserved for OIT Student Ambassadors
- Unique giveaways and university swag
We encourage students from all majors and backgrounds to apply. You don’t have to be a computer whiz to sit on the advisory group. In fact, we’re looking for a diverse mix of perspectives.
Applications for the Student Advisory Group are open for the Fall 2021 semester.
Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable
What about faculty? The goal of the Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) is to open a forum for faculty, students and staff to analyze, discuss and prioritize academic technology needs.
TLTR members include faculty members, staff who support or are involved in teaching and learning and a representative from the Student Government Association.
Joining the Group
TLTR meets several times each semester and sometimes works in smaller teams outside of those meetings.
Faculty representatives either volunteer their service or are appointed by their organizational unit. Each school and the Faculty Senate have representation.
As a representative, you'll provide high-level recommendations on new technologies, policies and strategies.
Additionally, you’ll award Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants each year to faculty pursuing innovative, technology-supported teaching projects.
For more information on TLTR’s work and its membership requirements, check the group’s website.
2019-2020 TLTR Pilot Project Grants
For the upcoming year, TLTR has awarded faculty grants for four diverse projects, including enhanced learning spaces and experiential learning through virtual reality.