A school is defined by its people, yes: but at Saybrook, more than many schools, technology impacts how much access we have to our learning community, and how we can interact with it.
That’s why Eric Fox, Saybrook’s new Dean of Instruction, is conducting a survey of faculty and students to find out how they use and relate to technology. What do they want, what do they need, and what’s the best way to connect them to their peers?
“This survey is designed to give both faculty and students a voice in the use and selection of educational technologies at Saybrook,” Fox says, “and the results will inform an educational technology plan being developed.”
It will also outline current and future needs – giving Fox a heads up if there are needs not being met, or challenges appearing on the horizon.
At the request of Sigrid Badinelli, Saybrook’s Vice President Marketing and Strategic Development, the survey also seeks feedback on the Saybrook website and the resources it offers.
“I asked that the public website be included because I think it will aid in our goals of providing an authentic online presence and building a more vibrant online community,” Badinelli said.
The survey consists of 23 questions and should not take more than 10 minutes to complete. All faculty and students are encouraged to respond by the survey deadline of 9:00 AM (PST), Monday, March 23. An email was recently distributed containing a link to the survey. If you are a current faculty member or student and did not receive the email message or link, please email Eric Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.