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Minutes of Meeting

Campus Technology Committee Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM by Donna Mohr, chair.

Members Present:

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

Members Absent:

Voting Members Absent: Tammie Johnson, 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), Dmitriy Bond (ITS-Enterprise System Director), Reggie Brinson – (ITS-CIO), Jeff Durfee (ITS- Networking) Non-Voting Members Absence: None.

Others Attending:

Daniel Choisser (ITS), Alison Cruess (A&F Communication & Training)

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of Minutes

    Minutes of the 10/9/2015 were reviewed and approved.

  • Reports

    • ITS - Brinson reported for ITS – full report is included as Attachment 1. Blackboard is improving, but ITS/CIRT are still working with the vendor.  Internet Explorer 11 is being pushed out to campus. So far, there is over 50% deployment. The Local Administrative Rights Review Board has been temporarily suspended. Right now, the faculty/staff make a request, the chair approves, and the request then goes to Jeff Durfee, not the full review board.
    • CIRT/Blackboard – Miller reported. The newsletter is out. The online learning lab is up and being used to record materials.
    • Distance Learning Committee – Mohr reported that the DLC met just this morning (11/20/15). The committee continues to work on its bylaws, particularly the composition of the committee and the proposal that there be a faculty co-chair.
    • Academic Technology Director – Rakita reported that Shari Shuman had approved about $2k extra, allowing us to fund our top 5 grants for the Fall and still have about $5k for the spring round.
  • New Business

    • The committee approved the slightly revised summary comments on the Screencasting report. The committee endorses the proposal that Screen-cast-omatic be made available to faculty and staff, and recommends that Rakita make this part of upcoming budget proposals.
    • The committee reviewed the current Academic Technology Grant Proposal procedures in light of our recent experience.
    • The CTC recommends that the proposal be changed, so that
      1. CTC committee members be ineligible for grants.
      2. The project summary of 200 words be deleted from the proposal package.
      3. The proposal narrative be limited to two pages.
      4. The vita be deleted from the proposal package.
      5. The review criteria will be simplified. Items #1 (clearly organized and written) and #2
        (use language that is understood) were felt to be duplicative.  Item #5 (business needs) was felt to be unclear and the language should be clarified.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    Meeting adjourned.
    Next meeting will be January 2016. Room to be determined.