DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS OF INTELEC
The proper implementation of a Digital Learning system requires human resources: work-teams involving academics, administrative staff and technicians where everyone intervenes according to role, skills and professional profile.
Once the Integrated Learning Centre (INTELEC) is set up and fully manned, it is fundamental to set up an
A. Digital Learning Committee
This committee is made up of key players who jointly contribute in different areas, including pedagogical, technical, financial, legal and human resource issues.Its main task is to provide guidance and support to the academics and students to ensure course effectiveness in online and hybrid modalities. This will include the development and enhancement of processes and practices to support the successful implementation of Digital learning objectives.The Digital learning committee is made up of (one):
- Programme manager
- Instructional Designer
- Author(s) (Lecturer)
- Graphic designer
- LMS specialist
- Technical specialist
- Communication specialist
- Faculty/Department Quality Assurance Tester
The terms of reference of the Digital learning committee are to:
- raise awareness of teaching staff on the added value of the use of ICT and to offer a wide range of workshops, discussion groups and other training opportunities in the area of Digital learning and technology skills for sharing best practices.
- support the process of creating distance learning at an administrative and academic level: initiate, advice or participate in the design, production, implementation, dissemination and evaluation of educational projects involving the systematic use of ICT.
- identify training needs and develop a training plan with its roadmap.
- support as far as possible, the teaching staff who work to integrate ICT into their teaching and programs: members of the committee act as resource persons for the teaching staff staff to contribute to the educational quality of courses, programs and projects following the requirements and in line with the University's vision, mission and strategic plan.
- ensure according to the budget that the technological resources (software and equipment or other ICT tools) are available to teaching staff involved in Open and Distance Learning.
- ensure techno-pedagogical support for all academic staff: guide them in the design and preparation of the resources for their courses, as well as in the communication of these courses, either in the classroom, in distance education mode or in autonomous mode.
- approve the creation of distance learning offerings, in accordance with existing policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the Université des Mascareignes, as approved by the Academic Council and the Board.
- recommend the integration of ICT into programmes where appropriate and as per requirements.
- ensure that the distance learning offering is correctly disseminated on official platforms.
- conduct performance appraisal for digital skills competencies to provide support and
recognise achievement of the staff with respect to TEL.
- report to the Director General.
Digital learning sub-committees may be set up as and when required. This will comprise members of the Digital learning committee and the Digital learning monitoring committee.
B Digital learning steering committee
This committee will be comprised of the programme manager, Deans of Faculty and department heads) as an advisory body, which
- makes regular meetings,
- oversees the smooth running of the programme according to the requirements and guidelines.
- provides strategic direction to TEL initiatives, ensure that established objectives are achieved, manage risks properly, and allocate resources appropriately.
- prepares quarterly reports on the status of TEL implementation for review by the Director.
- prepares a long-term plan of action covering specific objectives, activities and indicators of success immediately upon adoption of this Policy.
- receives annual action plans from each faculty and department to integrate technology and makes recommendations for allocation of resources for the implementation of TEL in specific courses.
- facilitates surveys of student satisfaction and faculty feedback annually, and report on the quality of blended courses.
- Prepare annual reports on the status of TEL in the University and provide relevant statistical insights to the senior management of the University.
C Digital learning monitoring committee
This committee will comprise of the programme manager, Faculty/Department Quality Assurance Tester(s), and Deputy Director General(s) of the university which evaluates the implementation of programmes and ensures their smooth progress whilst fulfilling requirements and educational objectives. Evaluations are done to ensure continual improvement.