CI Implementation Committee
The CI Implementation Committee formed in August 2008 in response to CI Days at Clemson University, which was held in May 2008 at the Madren Center. The committee decided to focus on three projects initially:
- A classroom that goes beyond "smart" to take advantage of collaborative tools and other new technology that would facilitate classes taught jointly with other universities, building upon Neil Calkin's experience teaching math on sabbatical at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. This project is nearing completion thanks to a three-way collaboration: College of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, and CCIT. M302 Martin Hall is the location of the new classroom where Walt Ligon is teaching a class of Clemson students in the room and Coastal Carolina students on their campus in Conway, SC. Calculus classes taught in the room make use of tablet PCs, seven Smart Boards, and more.
- Software development to increase collaboration, communication, and productivity of Clemson faculty, staff, and students by allowing users to enter information about their work and interests one time and have that information automatically entered into other online applications as appropriate. This project is making slow progress as various products are explored as pieces of what is envisioned.
- A program to assist departments/faculty who are redesigning curriculum/courses to meet the current economic challenges. This project folded into the University's DE Steering Committee's work.
The committee members represent varied constituencies with interests in teaching, learning, research, and service. Chris Peters, School of Education, is the 2009-2010 chair.
Anyone interested in learning more about or helping with any of the projects should contact Chris Peters or Jim Bottum.