Screencasting Evaluation – Rakita reviewed the report from the screen-casting evaluation subcommittee. (See attachment #2.) The consensus of the committee was a general approval of the idea that Screen-castomatic would be the general purpose software widely available to the university community. Camtasia would have some licenses available through CIRT. However, there was a desire to adapt the language in the recommendations slightly, to reflect the idea that a campus-wide site license is probably not necessary. Rakita will adapt the language and bring to the next meeting.
Chuan excused herself from the technology grants, since she is an applicant.
Technology Grants – Rakita presented a summary of the reviewer rankings for the 13 grant applications. (See attachment #3). The committee discussed both the relative placement of individual proposals within the list, and the depth to which we wished to go in allotting this semester’s funding. The decision was to spend about half the money this semester, and send Rakita to try to find more dollars. In the meantime, the decision was to divide the proposals into three categories:
Top tier: fund immediately (Hewitt, Goloborotko, Johnson, Lampropoulos)
Second tier: consider for funding if more dollars are available (Chuan, Lufaso, McCarl, Aslan)
Third tier: not appropriate for this funding source (Guess, Hamadi, Williams, Ohlson, Cummings)