Minutes of Meeting

Campus Technology Committee Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Location: Building 10/ Room 1102

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 PM by Donna Mohr, chair.

Members Present:

Donna Mohr, Ching-Hua Chuan, Jose Franco, Tammie Johnson, Ronghua Ouyang, John McEldowney

Members Absent:

Rob Waltner (Library)

Ex-Officio Members:

Non-Voting Members Attending: Gordon Rakita (ITS-Academic Technology Director), James George (ITS – User Service), Deb Miller (CIRT- Director), Dmitriy Bond (ITS-Enterprise System Director) Non-Voting Members Absence: Reggie Brinson – (ITS-CIO), Jeff Durfee (ITS- Networking)

Others Attending:

Justin Lerman (CIRT), David Wilson (CIRT), Daniel Choisser (ITS)
  • Approval of Minutes

    Missed approval of the Minutes of 4/22/2015 meeting.

  • Reports
    • ITS  Rakita reported for ITS (the full comments are in Attachment #1).  The ITS Help Desk has completed its move to the first floor of the Library. Also, there is a new system for submitting requests for an IT Project. There are some notable projects underway, such as electronic P&T dossiers.

     

    • CIRT/Blackboard  Miller reported for CIRT/Blackboard (the full comments are in Attachment #2). Recent Blackboard workshops have been well attended and more are scheduled. CIRT has been involved with the Library’s initiative to promote the use of Open Educational Resources. CIRT is also working with Clayton McCarl, associate professor of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, on a ‘digital humanities’ workshop.  The Blackboard Upgrade was difficult but now seems to be working well, with some helpful new features.

     

    • Distance Learning Committee – No representative present but Rakita and Mohr reported that some dissatisfaction with the online proctoring vendor (Remote Proctor Now) is surfacing and will probably be taken up by the DLC.

     

    • Academic Technology Director  – Rakita reported on progress regarding the screen casting evaluation. A full report should be available by the October meeting.
  • New Business

    The Committee confirmed Donna Mohr as representative to the Distance Learning Committee for this year.

     

    Technology Grant Proposals are due September 18. Rakita will then divide them up among the voting members so that no one reviews proposals from their own college. The guidelines for what is eligible are flexible, but the consensus of the committee is that travel or speakers were not our intent, so travel is unlikely to be a high priority. Members should receive the proposals they need to review by 9/21. Reviews should be returned by promptly so we can discuss them at the next meeting.

  • Others

    Tour of New Facilities (CIRT)

    David Wilson, assistant director of CIRT, then gave the committee a tour of the New Green Screen Room. Justin Lerman (CIRT – Blackboard) demonstrated the capabilities of the new Online Learning Laboratory.

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    Meeting adjourned 11:30 a.m.
    The next meeting will be Friday October 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Room to be determined.