Last year I was invited to join the ACPA Digital Task Force – so you might have read a few blogs (here, here, here, & here) about my involvement or tweeting about the issues we were working on using the hashtag #ACPAdigital.
The former ACPA President, Kent Porterfield, in conjunction with the ACPA Board of Governors and International Office established the ACPA Digital Task Force (#ACPAdigital). The #ACPAdigital group, led by Ed Cabellon and Tony Doody, was charged with “understanding how to advance the application of digital technology in higher education, informed by student affairs scholarship and practice, to further enhance ACPA’s influence and its role as a leader in higher education in the information age.”
Last week ACPA shared the Draft Report and Recommendations document, which included our contributions made over the last nine months. Each sub-group of the taskforce researched and/or worked on various projects to provide insights for student affairs educators in the follow areas:
- Scholarship and Research
- Teaching and Learning
- Organization Infrastructure of ACPA
Here are the emergent themes from the#ACPAdigital report:
- Integrate digital technologies that advance teaching and learning within higher education.
- Design training and development opportunities to enhance college student educators’ use of digital technologies.
- Invest in the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship in digital technologies.
- Develop the infrastructure and resources appropriate to ensure sustainability and relevance in digital technologies.
- Establish and grow strategic collaborations and partnerships to capitalize on existing resources for higher education.
- Ensure equal opportunity to the resources necessary for full engagement with digital technologies.
UPDATED (April 1, 2015):
Learn more about this report from the Higher Ed Live show (4/1/15) as the #ACPAdigital Task Force chairs discuss our work, the draft report, and how digital will impact student affairs educators on The Future of Digital Education show. Please follow @HigherEdLive & all the tweets from #HigherEdLive and #ACPAdigital. READ: The show “Notes” (tweets) on Storify. Or WATCH the recording here: