|OBSTACLES TO REALIZING THE VISION|
MONEY, TIME, Mindset inability to think "outside the box"
Resistance to change, FEAR of change and the rate at which change will take over us
People are biding their time: instant gratification mindset means that persons don't have patience to see and accommodate changes that are coming
CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE cant take the time to think it through
Limited resources and personnel to provide the training required to use information technology
Diversity of population may require service delivery changes, add-on not a substitute for professional duties
Letting go of tradition to be replaced by future
Providing a true transition process to address and enhance capacity to change
Lack of institutional consensus and vision
How can technology improve our ability to be a better student advocate?
Customization of tools and services?
Will there still be 28 community colleges? Or will they be centers of excellence?
Financial and personnel resources
Mindset, change from within
What will student services look like in 2008? How can we know the obstacles when the vision changes as fast as the technology?
Tenure of faculty, impedes change
Conflict between current reporting and accountability requirements and the flexibility of future
How will we use the new tools to enhance student learning & success?
Career advisement of the future?
We must use technology, students will demand it
Required staff development?
High tech = high touch
Strategies for Realizing the Vision
Visioning group for the college, shared vision
Buy off the shelf products to get started
Get instructional designer on board, contracted or employee, to assist faculty
As we move ahead, need to give our staff considerations or incentives as we might instructional faculty to move forward in using the technologies
Perform our roles in keeping our colleagues up to date on new initiatives, whether in our own areas of responsibility, or an outside development.
Partner, partner, partner!
Sharing resources: for example, develop and share online advising system
Do time-consuming things like state and federal reports that we all have in common through a common data system so that we free time for other things
Share in other areas, too, like models developed by institutional research offices
Free up resources: stop doing things the old way AND the new way
Use new technologies to free up resources, like scanning records
Change attitudes: work on the Web is still work.
Early retirement incentives
Training for staff: work at losing the "FEAR" or anxiety of using technology
Grant applications, collaborations, and partnerships with other interested parties to bring technology to campus use
Develop "filters" to handle information and technology (customizing for ease of access and use)
Learn where and how you learn, determine personal motivation for enhanced performance, develop mentors and training teams, allow time for courses under employee benefits
Develop collaborative arrangements with businesses and local agencies
Develop training program for staff
Work to clarify vision and create consensus
Employ a Webmaster for student services
Reconsider roles: are the traditional "jobs", the jobs of the future?
Encourage students to determine their learning styles
Individualize services to students
Employ an instructional designer to assist
Maintain a focus that we are student advocates
Develop a process to manage the system of change
New hiring/screenings process
New expectations for current employees
Change becomes a constant
Efficiencies of technology
Contract web master resources
Instructional designer, help faculty use more technology in the classroom
Partnering within for improved seamless services and externally with other colleges
Outsource: placement, daycare, bookstore, foodservices, counseling (educational consultant), maintenance
Rename student services "perpetual learner service consultants"
New ways of providing leadership
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