Assessing a technical competency program for future faculty.
Preparing Future Faculty for an academic career in higher education that depends heavily on technology to support teaching and research goals has become a shared task among university support personnel. In an effort to address this concern, our university has developed an IT and information literacy pilot program for graduate students that is based on a series of online modules. These interactive modules support problem-based and team-based learning concepts to enhance the technical competencies of graduate students. Participants will engage in an activity designed to generate discussion about their own ideas regarding graduate competencies in these areas.