The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching has decided to use the term “classroom response system” to describe this technology. The term “audience response system” is another popular term, but some faculty see that term as implying that students are passive members of an audience, which runs counter to their use of this technology in getting students actively engaged with course material during class. The term “personal response system” is also popular, but we have decided not to use it, since it happens to be the brand name of a particular vendor’s system. “Student response system” is also a useful term, but it doesn’t highlight the use of these systems in the classroom and could refer to an online response system of some kind.
The Committee’s primary responsibility is to provide overarching fiduciary oversight of the University’s benefit plans. The Committee provides guidance on the design and administration of the University’s health and welfare benefit plans and provides fiduciary oversight for the investments offered under the University’s 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans. The committee sets overall benefit strategies and objectives; reviews plan performance; assesses investment strategies for the retirement plans; monitors investment performance; and adds, modifies, or removes benefits when warranted from time to time, among other responsibilities.