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Faculty Technology Leadership (FTL)

Supporting faculty who are interested in integrating technology with education

Teaching with Technology

What is FTL?

Each summer Information Technology Services issues a call to all departments requesting nominations for tenure track faculty to participate in the Faculty Technology Leadership (FTL) course.  A new group of 10 to 15 faculty is accepted every year to participate in the program.  Faculty participants come from all over campus and often have a wide variety of technical skills and experience.  Students register and receive graduate credit for GRAD-7800 and GRAD-7810 as part of the program.

The class meets every Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 in the ATS computer lab in the Sherrod Library.  Dr. Karen King, CIO and Senior Vice Provost for Information Technology Services, provides guidance and support as the instructor of record.  Staff members from Academic Technology Support provide the majority of the weekly technology instruction and discussion sessions.

Participants are expected to become technology leaders within their own departments and colleges, providing assistance and advice where appropriate, and modeling practices of technology integration in their courses.  Participants who complete the two semester course receive a laptop, an iPad, and other equipment to assist them as they integrate technology in their courses, such as video cameras, microphones, headsets, and web cameras.


The Faculty Technology Leadership course supports faculty who are interested in integrating technology with education. Course content includes the use of course management system applications, multimedia applications, and applications required for efficient and effective delivery of electronic course materials.


The purpose of this course is to support faculty in the creation of electronic course materials for delivery via a Web-based or Web-enhanced environment.


  • To provide faculty with the technical skills required to effectively integrate technology in teaching that will improve student learning.
  • To provide faculty with the technical skills required to effectively mentor colleagues in issues related to the technical applications of instruction in higher education.
  • To provide faculty with the technical skills required to create multimedia instructional course materials.

2016 - 2017 Participants:

  • Kate Beatty, Assistant Professor
    Heath Services Management and Policy
  • Julia Bernard, Assistant Professor
    Counseling and Human Services
  • Karen Cummings-Lilly, Assistant Professor
    Social Work
  • Bill Garris, Assistant Professor
    Counseling and Human Services
  • Nathan Hale, Assistant Professor
    Health Services Management and Policy
  • Laura Minton, Assistant Professor
    Allied Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene)
  • Patsy Pampkin, Assistant Professor
    Nursing Undergraduate Programs
  • Joseph Shrestha, Assistant Professor
    Engineering Technology, Surveying and Digital Media
  • Carol Trivette, Associate Professor
    Teaching and Learning

More Information

For more information about the program please contact Myra Jones at or 439.8614.

How do I enroll?

Direct all inquiries to Myra Jones, Associate CIO/Chief of Staff.

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