School of Education and Human Services

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456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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248 370 3050


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.

Funding Requests

SEHS Departmental Requests for Technology

TAC encourages applicants to take advantage of the opportunity for early conversation and consultation regarding proposed grants. Don't wait until a certain month 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 - complete a SEHS/TAC Grant Request Consultation Form and a member of our committee will reach out to you soon.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Morsink, TAC Chair, Rick DeMent, Julie Chapie or your Department TAC representative.


TAC includes a representative from each SEHS department (Counseling, Human Development and Child Studies, Organizational Leadership, Reading and Language Arts, and Teacher Development and Educational Studies), as well as from the Educational Resources Lab (ERL) and Dean’s Office. A chair of the TAC is elected every two years by TAC members.

2018-19 Current Membership

Chairperson, Paul Morsink (RLA)

  • Barbara Begin-Campbell (ERL)
  • Julie Chapie (ERL/Dean's Office)
  • Rick DeMent (Dean's Office)
  • Nick Lauer (HDCS)
  • Jon Margerum-Leys (SEHS Dean)
  • Jennifer Matthews (CNS)
  • David Secord (Dean's Office)
  •  (DOL)
  •  (TDES)

Please email if you have any questions.


Held regularly, the Oakland University/TAC/K-12 Discussion Forum is an opportunity for higher ed to interact with and learn from K-12 administrators, teachers 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 March, 2018, teachers from 16 local districts, along with OU SEHS faculty and staff met to discuss

  • formative assessment with digital tools
  • new Digital Literacies and Learning curriculum
  • 21st century information literacy
  • app-books/digital tools to support early literacy development

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?