Rex A. Martin Academic IT Department
In response to an endowment gift from Mrs. Alice A. Martin & Mr. Rex A. Martin CMA ‘70, we have established an Academic department drawing from Academics, Huffington Library, and the Information Technology Departments. This Department is known as the Rex Martin Academic Information Technology Department. The department is tri-chaired by Josh Pretzer – Assistant Academic Dean, Susan Freymiller – Head Librarian Huffington Library, and Larry Emmons – Director of Information Technology.
The purpose of the Rex Martin Academic Information Technology Department is to:
(1) Attract and retain talented staff members to teach within the department, (2) Develop and implement leading edge curricula for the department and (3) Purchase computer hardware and software for the department.
Developing 21st Century Skills
A note from Susan Freymiller; head librarian and the lead creator of our Digital Citizenship curriculum
Here at Culver, we are committed to helping our students develop 21st Century skills that will enable them to live productive and healthy lives. Social networking sites play a large role in our student's lives and we are facilitating thoughtful reflection on the myriad of choices available and the impact those choices have. We approach the social networking situation from both the networking side (through filters, policies, and restricted access afterhours) and the student responsibility side. We strongly believe in equipping our students with understanding in order to self-monitor. In our Digital Citizenship class (which is a required course for all new students), we read about the studies on the myth of multitasking and discuss the impact distractions like Facebook or Skype have, especially on academic performance.
The courses that are currently offered by the department are:
• Digital Citizenship
• Innovation and Design
The department is staffed by the Academic Technology Support Committee and the Information Technology Department Service Desk.
To instruct students, and support faculty and staff, best practices are routinely identified and are effectively promoted at all levels.