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Minutes of Meeting

Campus Technology Committee Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Location: Campus Planning, Design & Construction Office Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3200

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

Meeting convened at 10:00 am in the OFE/FA Conference Room (Bldg 16).

Members Present:

Voting Members Present: Donna Mohr, Jose Franco, Ronghua Ouyang, Robb Waltner,Tammie Johnson, John McEldowney

Members Absent:

Voting Members Absent: Ching-Hua Chuan

Ex-Officio Members:

Non-Voting Members Attending: Gordon Rakita -(ITS-Academic Technology Director), James George (ITS–User Service), Deb Miller -(CIRT- Director), Reggie Brinson –(ITS-CIO) Non-Voting Members Absence: Daniel Choisser (ITS)

Others Attending:

Len Roberson (Associate VP, Academic Technology & Innovation), Georgette Dumont, Kim Downs (Director Project Management Office), Jose Philip, Assistant Director Academic Technology – DL Telepresence Department), Alison Cruess-(A&F Communication & Training)

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes

    Minutes of the 11/20/2015 were reviewed and approved.

  • Reports

    • ITS Brinson reported for ITS – full report is included as Attachment 1. He also introduced Kim Downs, new Director of the Project Management Office.
    • CIRT/Blackboard – Miller reported. The newsletter is out and there was an open house yesterday with good turnout. The Online Learning Lab is seeing good usage.
    • Distance Learning Committee – Mohr reported that the DLC met 1/22/16. There were some minor tweaks to the bylaws, but they should get voted on at the next meeting in February. There will be a faculty co-chair of the committee. We heard a presentation on the Distance Learning Budget. We asked a lot of questions but did not suggest any changes. The budget contains about $200k in faculty stipends.
    • Academic Technology Director  – Rakita reported that 4 grants have been received and more are expected by Monday. We will have about $7500 to work with.
  • New Business

    Recommendations for Canvas Opt-in. 
    Len Roberson and Deb Miller made a short presentation on the procedure the state committee followed to arrive at its recommendation for Canvas.  Miller also reviewed a variety of materials that have been made available on the CIRT website.  All CTC members and guest reviewers should have Canvas accounts by now that can be used in the review.  Ouyang recommended that his college’s technology committee also get accounts.  Ouyang will send names to Miller.


    We developed a list of key features that we need to examine. Members of the committee volunteered to look at specific pieces. Feedback can be posted to the Discussion Board in the US History course or sent to D. Mohr via email.





    Creating Assessments/Grading-Tammie

    Mobile App?- Gordon

    Assignments- Gordon, John O., John Mc,

    Discussion- Jose Franco


    Conferences-John O./Jose Philip/ Jose Franco

    Statistics/Analytics of student activity-John McEldowney

    Integration of Library Resources- Rob Waltner

    Publisher Integrations-

    Video Creation/publishing- Georgette, Tammie,

    **variety of platforms and connections

    Usefulness of help functions, ease of use- All

    Interface- All

    Our recommendation to the Provost will be due February 29, 2016.

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned.
    Next meeting will be on Friday, February 26, 2016 @10 AM in the OFE/FA Conference Room.