Minutes of Meeting

Campus Technology Committee Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Location: COAS Dean's conference room (Bldg 51/RM 3301)

Call to Order:

Dr. Jose Franco called to order in the meeting at 10:05 a.m.

Members Present:

Voting Members Present: Georgette Dumont, Suzanne Ehrlich, Sherif Elfayoumy, Jennifer Murray; Gregory Wurtz Non-Voting Members Attending: Reggie Brinson (ITS Chief Information Officer), Jeff Durfee (Networking, Systems, & Security Director), Christopher Petrello (Director IT Service Management), and Deb Miller (CIRT Director).

Members Absent:

Voting Members Absent: Sean Davis, Linda Connelly Non-Voting Members Absent: Dmitriy Bond (Enterprise systems Director) and Gordon Rakita (Academic Technology Director)

Others Attending:

Jose Franco
  • Election of the Chair and Representatives
    The committee voted unanimously to elect Dr. Georgette Dumont as the chair of the committee for the academic year 2017 – 2018. She will serve as the CTC representative in the University Technology Committee.

    The committee voted to elect Sean Davis as the CTC representative in the Distance Learning Committee.
  • Reports and Clickers
    Deb Miller presented the CIRT report and gave the committee an overview regarding the clicker technology current status. (See Attachment #1) The current vendor will be increasing the cost of the clickers from $53 to $61 due to a software upgrade. There was discussion about changing vendors and moving from the current hardware-based clickers to software-based clickers. Deb Miller will present the committee with more information in the next meeting. The committee will then decide whether to review the system again, if we want to stay with one option for the campus, and if we could support software based clickers at the next meeting.
  • Antiplagiarism Software
    The committee discussed the current antiplagiarism software solution for Canvas. More information on the different options, and the pros and cons of each will be provided by Deb Miller. The discussion will be continued in the next meeting.
  • IT Support Standards and Guidelines
    Chris Petrello presented the committee with a draft ITS Support Standards and Guidelines. This document gives a detailed list of the standard technologies suggested by ITS for faculty and students. He requested suggestions and comments from the committee on how best to get feedback from users across the campus on the standards, and how best to notify the campus community. The committee will give him input in the next meeting.
    Also discussed was the possibility of moving to Office 365, a cloud-based system. This move would increase email storage for users and utilize OneDrive. If the move is made, migration would be in Summer 2018.
  • Academic Technology Grants
    The Academic Technology Grant Review subcommittee met to review the current policy and scoring criteria. Suggestions were made and will be reviewed in more detail by the whole committee at the next meeting. A motion was made by Wurtz, and seconded by Ehrlich to wait until January to issue the call for proposals in order to have time to make the changes. Passed unanimously.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting
    The meeting adjourned at 11:07 am.
    The next meeting will be scheduled as soon as possible.