Creation of the TLTC
In 1998, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) recognized the growing need for faculty to have access to an instructional technology support group. Using the foundation of the Library’s Media Services, the Teaching Learning Technology Center (TLTC) was created. The TLTC was officially launched in June of 2000.
Title V Grant 2001 - 2005
Our Lady of the Lake University was designated as being eligible as a Hispanic Serving Institution to apply for grants under the Title V of the Strengthening Institutions Programs (34 CFR Part 607). OLLU proposed two developmental activities that were selected as high priority to further the University’s mission to increase the number of Hispanic and other low income students to persist to graduation, one of which was focused on instructional technology.
The funds requested over a five year period between 2001 and 2005 were to help create and implement the TLTC to provide general IT support, walk-in, and “just-in-time” assistance to faculty members, and developing or substantially revising approximately 10 courses per year with effective instructional technology components.
During the first four years of the Title V grant, the TLTC assisted faculty from several academic departments across campus to enhance their courses with technology and create online courses. The majority of projects were instigated by early adopters, individual faculty members interested in the use of technology. The courses chosen were based on faculty preference, not programmatic or degree emphasis. In some cases classes were redesigned for online delivery based on student access needs.