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These trainee faculty have become known as the CIDD faculty and attend, in groups of a maximum of twelve per semester, a training program of ten hours per week.
The 10 hour per week training program for CIDD faculty is based on the broad goal of the CIDD program, which is to enable USD faculty and staff to optimize the application of technology in their daily professional activities.
The faculty involved were to fulfill six CIDD expectations:
Serve as a liaison between the CIDD and their academic units,
Present their CIDD projects to their sponsoring entity,
Provide advice and/or assistance in the design, development, and maintenance of the CIDD home page, and
At the beginning of the semester, the CIDD faculty completed an attitudinal survey investigating their attitude towards the use of technology.
The results of the survey show that the CIDD faculty overwhelmingly agree that using technology in their professional activities is relevant, necessary and appealing, both for them and for their students.
In order to evaluate the work of the current semester and provide bases for future changes, the CIDD faculty members completed an evaluation form every week before starting a new theme.
CIDD has established a Technology Enrichment Grant (TEG).
The outcome of this modification will be twofold: to make CIDD instruction more hands-on and project-specific, and to provide increased opportunities for participation.