Membership & Community Subcommittee

The Membership & Community Team works to continue ComETS success as a grass roots organization. We work closely with ComETS members to foster and strengthen ComETS sharing and engagement, cross-campus collaboration, transparency, and information sharing and exchange.

Goals for this year:

1.  ComETS should become more community centered, not ComETS centered.
2.  Assertively fill out all members profiles.   Then, ComETS members asked to update and review their Profile so that the web can be a searchable resource for ComETS expertise.

03/19/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
117 Old Genetics
ComETS Group, SIG, or individual member

Want to talk about a cool new technology tool? Need to catch up on the latest news from the Distance Education and Online Learning Group? Like donuts?

If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, please join us for some learning technology chit-chat.

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Just a note that the ComETS GAME DESIGN group will be meeting regularly this semester to improve teaching and learning by decosntructing the engagement/appeal/learning in good games, and applying it to teaching.

These are fun meetings, and they challenge participants to approach education in innovative ways.

We invite you to play.

RE:  Engendering Innovation through Networks and Communities of Practice," featuring Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN

10/27/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
274 Van Hise


Summary (Decisions, Action Items, and Tabled Items): 
  1. Doug - Recommend a ComETS check-in with JoAnne Berg and ComETS membership -> Steering/Events. This would be an opportunity for JoAnne to share recent developments with the Strategic Plan
  2. Doug - Recommend that ComETS recruit a Web Team (Geek Squad) that reports to the Admin sub-committee. Web Team members would be volunteers from the general membership. There would be a liason to Admin.
  3. Doug/Mem-n-Com - Figure out how ComETS can identify the most important questions for AT Director Candidates
  4. Paul -  DoIT Big 10 update - What is it? How does it relate to the strategic plan? What aspects relate directly to learning technology? - Could be an email or an event?
    1. Paul - Question/Discussion - DoIT has defined its Big 10 - How are other groups (e.g., ComETS, Libraries, Rogue's Council, ...) defining their relationship to the strategic plan? - i.e., should other groups on campus define their relationship to the Strategic Plan?
  5. What do ComETS members need to know about the possible upcoming review of IT services?
  6. Doug to talk to Lisa, Paul, Ron about a Leadership Institute-like PD event - What are the IT groups on campus? How do they inter-relate? How do decisions happen? Rogues Council? MTAG? What are you?
  7. Doug - send 10 things/resume doc to Mem-n-Com and ask for more ideas?
  8. Doug - follow up on Mobiles event
07/26/2010 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
274 Van Hise

Today's the day - the Mem-n-Com work meeting is today from 11- 1 in 274 Van Hise.

Summary (Decisions, Action Items, and Tabled Items): 

Question for steering - do we need $?

Design calendar

Ask steering to personally ask their groups for profiles

04/12/2010 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 117, 445 Henry Mall/Old Genetics

Add your agenda items here!   (I added a few lines.  ~ Catherine)


At the last ComETS retreat, there was interest in increasing the number of members, and concern that we are not reaching all those on campus that would be interested in participating in ComETS.



Ahoy Mem-n-Com!

The steering committee had the annual ComETS retreat on January 7th, 2010, with the goal, in part, to set the vision for the next year of ComETS. Many of the things we've already set out to do fit in well with ComETS goals.

Here's the "to-do list" for Mem-n-Com from the retreat. The next step will be to incorporate these ideas into our current plans:

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Mollom a success for the ComETS website


After struggling for a bit with other contributed spam modules, I'm happy to report that the Mollom Drupal module has been a success at fighting spam on our website. Check out a graph after the split.

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