Office of Administration and Finance
                  Coppin State University
                    Technology Fluency Policy
                                
Policy Statement
   
It is the policy of Coppin State University that the 
graduates from its undergraduate programs possess the 
necessary skills,conceptual understanding, and 
intellectual capabilities to render them 
technologically fluent.


Strategies
1)   Immerse students in an information-technology-rich
     environment. This includes their academic activities 
     as well as all their campus-related business 
     transactions such as admission, registration, 
     financial aid, billing, etc.
  
2)   Produce policies and align current policies to 
     encourage faculty to integrate technology into 
     the curriculum
      a) Recognize faculty efforts to integrate technology 
         into the curriculum as part of the post tenure 
         review, merit pay,promotion and tenure process
      b) Modify academic program review documents to reflect 
         the degree of integration of technology into the 
         program and its outcomes as it relates to CSC 
         Technology Fluency policy
      c) Require new faculty hires to be technologically 
         fluent 
3)   Insure that students acquire IT competencies
      a) Devise a technology fluency course for all 
         first-year students
      b) Provide systematic IT orientation and training 
         sessions for all students
     
4)   Integrate technology into the curriculum
      a) Link approved IT fluency requirements and 
         departmental specific requirements to the 
         curriculum
      b) Rewrite curriculum and syllabi to reflect the 
         integration of technology into the curriculum
      c) Faculty will integrate the current and 
         newly-acquired electronic resources in the 
         library into their courses
      d) New programs will include appropriate technology 
         fluency requirements
      e) Create a new minor in Information Technology 
         and make it available to students of all disciplines

5)   Provide Adequate Institutional Support
      a) Provide Faculty Development
           i) Provide on-going faculty training
          ii) Provide mechanism for faculty to collaborate, share 
              and be knowledgeable about other faculty experiences 
              in Coppin as well as other institutions
      b) Assure student access to technology
           i) Provide vehicles to enable students ownership 
              of laptops
          ii) Provide Open labs
         iii) Provide Computerized classrooms
      c) Provide technical support to faculty
      d) Insure adequate funding
      e) Provide mechanisms to encourage faculty to integrate
         technology into the curriculum, such as incentives, 
         release time, competitive mini-grants, etc
  
6)   Assessment
      a) Evaluate student technology fluency within the technology
         fluency course.
      b) Students will create an electronic portfolio of their
         experiences as part of the technology fluency course
      c) Departments will create their technology fluency
         departmental requirement and assess it
      d) Departments will include a technology fluency assessment
         parameter and report on their student's technology fluency
         preparedness annually
      e) The college will produce an annual technology fluency
         assessment report