President's Teaching Scholars Program



Spring 2001 Retreat Report

"The Role of Technology in Engaging the Learner"

SUN Microsystems
500 Eldorado Blvd, Building 1
Broomfield, CO 80021
Friday, March 16, 2001


Mary Ann Shea, director of the President's Teaching Scholars Program, made opening remarks, welcoming the participants and introducing the morning's speakers: CU President Betsy Hoffman and Bill Richardson of SUN Educational Services. She also introduced Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Jay Gershen and Paul Nelson, Director of Operations and Quality at SUN Microsystems, who was the company's host for the retreat.

As way of introducing the theme of the retreat, Shea said the expanded use of technology in engaging the learner is a new phenomenon of post-secondary education. She said the speakers would look at a range of issues from the University's changing environment to cooperation with business and industry.

The retreat participants then introduced themselves. The Scholars in attendance were: Cohen, Timmerhaus, Argrow, Taylor, Curry, Costain, Kleier, Handelsman, Shull, Melicher, Wesson, Palmer, Morris, Cummings, Meyer, Segur, Motomura, Lewis, Cruz, Rivers, (joining the group later were Bickman, Huber, Coolidge, Kroll, Burkhardt, Camley, Abrams, Symons). Also in attendance were Brian Binger, President Hoffman's husband, Clif Harald of public affairs at SUN Microsystems, and Susan Barney Jones, editor of Silver & Gold Record.