The Faculty Technology Group has recently updated its name to the Educational Technology Group (ETG). The change reflects the change in the committees structure and its growing and broadening role in advancing technological proficency and digital literacy among students and faculty at Saint Mary's College of California. The core of the committees mission remains unchanged - “to advance the use of technology in teaching, learning, research, and scholarship by exploring new technologies, disseminating the information it has acquired, supporting the work of colleagues, and assisting in assessing the benefits of that work.” By “advance” we have in mind both a quantitative increase in use of new technologies and a qualitative expectation around how well those technologies are integrated into the academics at Saint Mary's College of California.
The primary duties of ETG members are to evaluate grant submissions, identify conferences and workshops on technology in teaching, discuss emerging technologies and their application to teaching and scholarship, and generally be an advocate of or resource for the use of technology in teaching and scholarship. For more information about the ETG and its role within the larger technology committee structure at Saint Mary's please visit the Technology Planning and Policy Committee page on the Saint Mary's website.