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Strategic Plan | Learning & Teaching

goals, objectives, action items

GOAL I Create and sustain an academic environment that promotes innovation and scholarship, and through collaboration encourages the exploration and adoption of new teaching tools.
OBJECTIVES
ACTION ITEMS
  1. Work with the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and key academic stakeholders to identify strategies for enriching faculty and student scholarship and teaching using emerging technologies.
  • Develop a roadmap to guide faculty and student adoption of innovative technology.
  • Develop support models that encourage active and reflective learning.
  1. Work with the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and key academic stakeholders to identify strategies for implementing online initiatives to enhance and support the learning experience.
  • Research various models of online delivery that align with school, department, and program goals.
  • Implement a framework for online course delivery that includes the appropriate technology, support, and resources.
  • Investigate and determine the need for competency-based models at Boston College.

 

GOAL II Provide technologies and processes that facilitate BC’s position at the forefront of teaching technology and enhance the learning experience of students.
OBJECTIVES
ACTION ITEMS
  1. Continue to enhance accessibility of course materials and learning environments in support of the University’s goal of a barrier-free environment.
  • Investigate opportunities to provide closed captioning for new media and public media already produced.
  • Develop a plan for the continuous engagement of faculty and students on accessibility initiatives.
  1. Implement a modern Student Information System that provides next-generation software to support and improve our core student processes.
  • Adopt Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) as the standard method of integrating applications within our Learning Management System.
  • Develop a governance process and standards for adding new LTIs.