Seminar 10A - Herding Cats: Getting Faculty to Adopt Instructional Technologies

Tuesday, November 03 | 9:30AM–1:00PM | Korbel Ballroom 4A
Session Type: E09 Hybrid
A general belief in academia is that faculty members tend to be very resistant to incorporating new instructional technologies. This seminar will show you how to motivate your faculty to effectively incorporate instructional technologies into course instruction. Through systematic planning and coordination across key divisions of the university (e.g., Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, Information Technology), you can implement strategies that could radically increase the faculty adoption rate.

Faculty adoption of instructional technologies tends to be extremely low, despite the significant promise they hold. This can lead to unnecessarily high costs to the institution, in terms of inefficiencies as well as lost opportunities and reduced competitiveness in the educational marketplace. The central structural and cultural factors that create these challenging dynamics will be identified. You will learn how to implement a model for developing a synergistic, collaborative instructional technology culture at your institution.


  • Habtu Braha

  • Chris Brittan-Powell

  • Ahmed El-Haggan

  • Sadie Gregory

    Dean, College of Business, Coppin State University