Mediaworks' Request for Permanent Funding Approved

In September, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor approved Mediaworks? request for permanent funding. Mediaworks was formed two summers ago as a new department of Information and Educational Technology dedicated to instructional technology support. Funding had been allocated for the first two years. During those two years, the unit made a number of adjustments to enhance service delivery and strengthen support of instructional technology. Major accomplishments include the establishment of a proposal review process for educational technology grants, the identification of priorities and processes for resource allocation to faculty projects, the development of hybrid online courses to help deal with classroom overcrowding, the piloting of a new Educational Technology Partners Program to train faculty in the effective use of technology, and Mediaworks? close collaboration with key campus partners (Teaching Resources Center, Library, etc.).