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Technology Advisory Committee

Current members


  • Nick Lauer (HDCS)

Committee members:

  • Jon Margerum-Leys (SEHS Dean)
  • Rick Dement (Dean's Office)
  • Mark Olson (TDES)
  • Larry Buzas (DOL)
  • Brian Taber (CNS)
  • Paul Morsink (R&LA)
  • Barbara Begin-Campbell (ERL)
  • Julie Chapie (ERL)
  • Andrea Lewis (OPS)

Please email if you have any questions.

Additional Resources

Technology Advisory Committee

The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed in the early days of the School of Education & Human Services. At a time when most faculty & staff did not even have a computer in their individual offices, the idea was presented to have SEHS take a lead on developing technology that would not only be used in our building, but campus wide. The President of Oakland University provided two grants which were used to purchase classroom materials and the model grew from there.


The Technology Advisory Committee fosters a culture of inquiry and conversation that promotes best practices in teaching, scholarship, and learning with technology. We promote technology education, training, and development. We remain apprised of current technology configurations and usage in the school. We advocate for purchases that best meet the technology needs of faculty and assist with the dispersal of funds to meet the technology needs of students, as consistent with the mission of the School of Education and Human Services.

What's Happening

2017 - OU/K12 Administrators Technology Discussion Forum

  • Date (TBD)
  • Proposals from K12 Administrators/Staff are welcome


Past Events Include

  • March 19, 2016 Technology Workshop hosted by Office of Professional Services (OPS)
  • February, 2016 OU/K12 Administrators Technology Discussion Forum
  • Summer, 2015 Technology Workshop hosted by Office of Professional Services (OPS)
  • May 5, 2015 - OU/K12 Administrators Forum
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Enhancing Instruction with Technology Workshop (PD)
  • Summer 2014 Technology Workshop hosted by Professional Development
  • “Lunch Talk” - Are you ready for a job in the education market? We would like to share with our students what the SEHS TAC Committee has learned from K-12 administrators and educators.
Funding Requests

SEHS Departmental Requests for Technology

Update - September 27, 2016

The TAC Grant process is being enhanced this year to include early conversation and consultation regarding proposed grants. Don't until the month of December or January to begin your grant conversation - the ERL may have the equipment you want, SEHS may have access to the software you are thinking about, or just test out and enhance your ideas.  Start the conversation as soon as you think of it - fill out the consultation form below!

FY17 TAC Grant Request Consultation Form

2016-17 Grants will be not be due to the TAC committee until January, 2017.  (Exact date TBD)

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Lauer, TAC Chair, Rick Dement, Barb & Julie in the ERL or your Department TAC representative.


Held annually, the Oakland University/TAC/K-12 Discussion Forum is an opportunity for higher ed to interact with and learn from K-12 administrators and technology personnel in order to better serve our own students as well as the K-12 community.  To be including in future forums, send us your thoughts and comments at

In February, 2016, representatives from 13 local districts & ISD's along with representatives from the Library of Michigan and Gale Cengage met with OU SEHS faculty and staff to collaborate on issues including

  • hot topics in local districts
  • MeL resource update
  • video reflections/analysis
  • technology advancements

In May, 2015, representatives from 14 local districts & ISD's collaborated with OU Faculty and staff on:

  • SEHS updates
  • technology implementations (iPads, Chromebooks, Google Drive, BYOD & Interactive devices
  • online assessments
  • Online Learning/Class Management Systems
  • Professional Development

In February, 2014, representatives from 13 local districts met with SEHS faculty and staff for a meeting. Our forum centered on the following questions:

  • How do you use digital technology in your classrooms? How do you align the instructional design and methodology or tool to the instructional need?
  • In considering our teacher interns, what technology do you see them using and what knowledge in this area should they bringing?
  • What new initiatives is K-12 facing?
  • How is your district meeting the MDE online experience requirement?
  • What are your tech hardware and software problems?