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Learn about partnering with the TAM Technology Instructional Resources Initiative

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Who is eligible to become a Partner in this TAM initiative?

Partners in the TAM Technology Instructional Resources Initiative are organizations and agencies that have a stake in instruction about technology applications in special education and related areas. Such stakeholders may be involved in the delivery of technology instruction, developing technology instructional products, disseminating information about technology instruction, addressing quality issues related to technology instruction, evaluating the effectiveness of technology instruction, and other related activities. Partnerships are being established with institutions of higher education, local and state education agencies, professional organizations, projects of limited duration that are generating instructional products that they want to be disseminated after the projects are completed, and other stakeholders.

Partner responsibilities to TAM

Partners in this initiative are asked to make the existence of this Web site known to their members and solicit materials for the site from their memberships. They also are provided with the opportunity to name one of their members to the TAM Technology Instructional Initiative Advisory Board to help ensure that the site reflects the needs of its constituency.

Specific required responsibilities are as follows:

  • Post a link to the TAM site on their organization's Web site,
  • Publish information about the TAM site in their member Newsletter, if they publish one,
  • Identify needs for instructional resources of the organization's constituents and recommend content for the TAM site,
  • Name a person to serve on the TAM Web site Advisory Board (interactions to be done electronically), and
  • Solicit contributions to the TAM Web site from their members.

Following are optional responsibilities:

  • Engage in collaborative projects that would generate content for the Web site, and
  • Encourage members to include funding to support TAM's efforts whenever possible (e.g., include funds in proposals to generate technology instructional materials for posting on the TAM Web site), and
  • Other collaborative activities, as negotiated with TAM.

TAM responsibilities to Partners

Once a partnership has been established, TAM will:

  • Solicit advice from the organization about technology instructional resources to be posted on the TAM Web site,
  • List the name of the Partner on the TAM Web site,
  • Post a link to Web site of the partner on the TAM Web site,
  • Acknowledge the author of any Partner contribution that is posted on the TAM Web site,
  • Respond to reactions of Partners to content posted on the TAM Web site, and
  • Solicit Partner participation in collaborative projects that may result in the generation of resources for posting on the TAM Web site, and
  • Other collaborative activities, as negotiated with the Partner.

Becoming a Partner

A letter (or e-mail) from a official representative of the organization requesting partnership status should be sent to the President of TAM. This correspondence must include the following:

  • Acknowledgment that the organization will post a link to this site on their Web site and make it's availability known to the organization's constituents via its newsletter or other means of communication,
  • Verification that the organization will solicit potential contributions to the Web site from its members,
  • The Web address of the organization's web site,
  • The name, address, and e-mail of the person who will represent the agency on the TAM Technology Instructional Initiative Advisory Board, and
  • Any specific needs or issues that the organization would like to see addressed on the TAM Web site.

This communication should be sent to the TAM President at the following address:

Dr. Margaret E. Bausch, Director
National Assistive Technology Research Institute
229 Taylor Education Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0001

Phone: 859.257.8810
FAX: 859.257.1325 (fax)
E-mail:
mebaus2@uky.edu

 

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Posted March 10, 2002