Minutes of Meeting

Campus Technology Committee Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Location: OFE/FA Conference Room - Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108

Call to Order:

The chair called to order in the meeting at 10:32 a.m.

Members Present:

Voting Members Present: Sean M. Davis, Georgette Dumont, Suzanne Ehrlich, Jose Franco, Thomas Caswell, Tammie Johnson and Ching-Hua Chuan. Non-Voting Members Attending: Gordon Rakita, Christopher Petrello, Reggie Brinson and Deb Miller.

Members Absent:

Voting Members Absent: none Non-Voting Members Absent: Jeff Durfee and Dmitriy Bond.

Others Attending:

none
  • Approval of Minutes
    The minutes for the November meeting were approved as read and posted.
  • Reports
    CIRT- We have a new coordinator of Educational Media- Jessica Harden. She is a UNF alumn and we are excited to have her on board. Clickers will be one of her areas of responsibility.
    CIRT News coming in the next week or so. You’ll see that we are repeating many of the workshops we held this fall as many expressed interest, but a time conflict.

    LMS (Learning Management System)- Canvas Adoption
    There are currently 467 published Bb courses (32%) and 980 published Canvas courses (68%) for spring.
    Spring communication will focus not only on Canvas use, but on Bb’s shutdown and ways to back up information, including records of student activity and materials that may be needed for accreditation. AF is also increasing its student awareness communications, including a bus ad and email Canvas Tips. Clicker integration is now in place and a revised grade push tool and Faculty Bio replacement are on the list for spring development, as well as set up of ALEKS for Math and Writing placement. An external user request tool is in Beta testing.

    Academic Technology-
    The main topics of the report were an update on the electronic tenure dossier technology and the Academic Technology Grants.

    IT –

    Reggie Brinson and Chris Petrello discussed with the committee the status of the currency updates for faculty campus computers. IT will roll out a new process for faculty to confirm currency update eligibility. This is expected to minimize variability and maximize efficiency.
  • Old Business
    In the November meeting, Chris Petrello informed the committee about the Windows 10 update. To date 725 computers have been reimaged. New hardware is been outfitted with Windows 10, unless compatibility issues are detected.

    The committee discussed possible changes in the language of the Academic Technology Grants purpose and criteria. This discussion will continue in the next committee meeting.
  • New Business
    The committee elected Georgette Dumont as the representative to the LMS committee unanimously.

    Deb Miller gave the committee a report on the current situation of the clicker technology in campus. The vendor is proposing a change in their current pay scheme that would result in an overall increase of $5 for our students with potential to increase further in the future. Deb Miller will present the committee an overview of the current clicker technology in the next meeting. (See Attachment #1)
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 11:32am. The next meeting is scheduled for February 10, 2017 at 10:30 am in the OFE/FA Conference Room.