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Technology Management: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 154

Technology Management: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 154

Tod Treat (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-12944-9

Jul 2011, Jossey-Bass

112 pages

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Gain a greater understanding of technology management and what it means to the community college campus today. Effective planning, directing, control, and coordination of technological capabilities can shape and help accomplish your institution's strategic and operational objectives.

Editor Tod Treat, assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and contributing authors explore community college technology management from a variety of vantage points. They argue that technology management should be a strategy on par with physical, human and fiscal management. They demonstrate how technology can be used to reach students; how it plays a critical role in institutional research; how it impacts faculty and staff and how it continues to shape broad trends in teaching and learning.

This is the 154th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Community Colleges. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.


1. 4Bs or Not 4Bs: Bricks, Bytes, Brains, and Bandwidth 1 
Tod Treat
The effective integration of planning to include bricks, bytes, brains, and bandwidth (4Bs) represents an opportunity for community colleges to extend their capacity as a knowledge-intensive organization, coupling knowledge, technology, and learning.

2. Leveraging Web Technologies in Student Support Self-Services 5
M. Craig Herndon
The use of web technologies to connect with and disperse information to prospective and current students can be effective for the student as well as effi cient for colleges.

3. Practical Implications of Implementing a Unit Record System on a Community College Campus 31 
Joe Offermann, Ryan Smith
This chapter addresses the challenges and opportunities of implementing a unit record system on campus by addressing potential costs, benefi ts, and integration with already existing data and accountability processes.

4. Planning for Instructional Technology in the Classroom 45
Regina L. Garza Mitchell
Community colleges are known for keeping abreast of the latest instructional technologies, but the constant and rapid growth of available technology also presents challenges. This chapter reviews the current literature regarding instructional technology usage.

5. Web 2.0 Technologies: Applications for Community Colleges 53 
Susanne K. Bajt
This chapter will provide an overview of Web 2.0 technologies and considerations of their potential to transform the way education is delivered.

6. Andragogy, Organization, and Implementation Concerns for Gaming as an Instructional Tool in the Community College 63
Vance S. Martin
The community college provides an effective testbed of immersive experiences for learning. This setting provides essential foundations such as support for innovation, infrastructure, and intentional adoption of various levels of games.

7. Faculty Leadership and Instructional Technologies: Who Decides? 73
Bob Barber
Discussion of leadership functions and practices in the realm of instructional technology in community colleges cannot be limited to the administrative side.

8. Models of Technology Management at the Community College: The Role of the Chief Information Officer 87
Scott Armstrong, Lauren Simer, Lee Spaniol
In this chapter, community college CIOs speak to their roles, focusing on the critical issues they face today and the approaches their institutions are taking to ensure pre paration for a rapidly changing technological future.

9. IT Funding's Race with Obsolescence, Innovation, Diffusion, and Planning 97
Jeff Bartkovich
In times of diffi cult funding, IT managers must build new foundations, rationale statements, methods of operating, and measures of accountability to maintain their funding base.

10. What is Next? Futuristic Thinking for Community Colleges 107
Thomas Ramage
This chapter provides a presidential perspective on these trends to suggest that our students of tomorrow must be educated in very different ways and speculates as to what this means for the way we lead our institutions today.