LIT Advisory Committee

Mission

The Learning Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee provides direction on ways to leverage innovative learning strategies and academic technology tools to foster excellence in teaching and learning at Wentworth. The committee acts as a conduit for the two-way dissemination of information to enhance communications among the faculty and academic leaders and provide a bridge for effective implementation of innovations in teaching and learning. We stay abreast of technological, philosophical, and operational advances that impact learning strategies, academic technology and provide advice on how Wentworth should prepare to support current and 21st century learners. Our goal is to foster excellence in teaching and learning at Wentworth.

When We Meet

The LIT Advisory Committee meets twice each term. The month that we meet we host two face to face meetings with the same agenda to maximize the face to face dialogue.

LIT Advisory Priorities

LMS Taskforce

  • The goal of the LMS Task Force, using a shared governance approach, is to explore and document uses, needs, and requirements of Wentworth’s LMS, assess solutions to meet those needs, and decide the future LMS. The Task Force will also explore and recommend baseline use of the LMS to foster student success. Ideally, the LMS choice would be made by end of Fall 2019 term. After the decision, implementation planning begins for migration and faculty support. 

Digital Accessibility

  • Wentworth is committed to continuous progress towards digital accessibility.  Ally implementation is underway, a tool in Bb Learn that scans content and provides feedback on how accessible the content is and how to make improvements. A small number of faculty are using with test and live courses. Partnering with the Accessible Digital Content Committee, LIT Advisory, Facilities and Equipment, and Wentworth Student Government continue to raise awareness, provide education and support. Rollout continues in the Fall with live courses.

Faculty Professional Development Resources and Communication

  • Faculty Showcase & Reception: Teaching, Learning, Scholarship in Spring -- The Spring 2020 Faculty Showcase & Reception is scheduled for March 5, 2020 from 3pm-5pm in Watson Auditorium. The Request to Showcase form is open so save the date and plan ahead!
  • Professional Development Workshops and Informal Group Conversations

Committee Members

Interested in contributing to the LIT Advisory Committee? Contact your Department Chair.