We are conducting a Survey on Faculty Technology Experiences in collaboration with the Educause Centre for Analysis and Research (ECAR). The survey explores use of technology as it relates to the faculty member role. The information faculty provide will help us identify strategic direction for both services and support.
The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete and will be available from April 12 to April 26. We value both your input and your time.
- Your participation in the study is voluntary and your responses will remain confidential. At no point in the survey will you be asked to provide personally identifying information.
- The survey questions have been constructed for multiple institutions and therefore:
- “College” means two-year institution
- Connect, UBC’s Learning Management System (LMS), is a Blackboard product
If you have questions about the survey or problems completing it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have comments about the survey questions, or wish to provide additional information or context, the following options are available:
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Complete the online form (the form does not require self-identification)
UBC faculty members last completed this survey in 2014, and the results are available at CTLT’s website. We learned that while 83% of faculty used Connect, only 15% were satisfied with its ease of use. Faculty said we needed a shared vision for learning technology, more agility, and the ability to use best of breed tools.
In response, members of the community participated in a six-month project to define the vision and principles for the learning technology ecosystem, as well as a three-year road map. Stemming directly from this work, we are currently completing the procurement process for a system to replace Connect, and a major learning analytics project is about to begin.
We want to improve technology services to faculty members and to provide the support you need to use those services. The information faculty provide will help us identify strategic direction for both services and support. The results will also place UBC in the context of other peer institutions, and comparisons with 2014 will be helpful.
If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the UBC Office of Research Services at 604-822-8598 or, if long distance, e-mail RSIL@ors.ubc.ca or call toll-free 1-877-822-8598.