Dr. Wright On Funding for Instructional Technology

Colleagues,
 
As we continue to offer instruction online, please give some thought to equipment and technology needed in your unit to effectively deliver course content online, especially in your more “hands-on” courses (ones with lab and field portions). Now through September 30, 2020, the college is making available to each department up to $5,000 to purchase AV and other technology and equipment needed to support online instruction. A unit likely will identify some initial equipment or software needed now. As other needs arise later in the summer or fall, an additional request can be made at that time.
 
To request funds for equipment, please submit a brief proposal that includes the following information:
  1. Equipment to be purchased and estimated costs
  2. Description of how this equipment will support online instruction
  3. Courses for which technology will be used
  4. Estimated number of students taught in those courses
Please submit your requests to me by email at wrigham@auburn.edu.
 
Looking ahead, I expect to announce soon some workshops/training from the Biggio Center on techniques for delivering lab and field-based instruction online. I hope you will use this opportunity to strengthen your instructional delivery systems and develop online content that can be used in face-to-face and hybrid courses in the future.
 
Thank you for all you’re doing for our students.
 
Amy N. Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Instruction