Technology Committee Meeting

March 30, 2006

Agenda

 

 

 

TOPIC

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

TIME

 

DISCUSSION/Action

 

1. AGENDA

 

Review/Revise/Approve Meeting Agenda

 

3 min.

 

Action

 

 

 

2. MINUTES

 

Approve Meeting Minutes

 

2 min.

 

Action

 

 

 

3. VP Martinez Visits

 

  • Implementation of online program: Hosting through the CVC will end July 1 and the recommendation from the committee is to self-host.  Self-hosting has advantages, one being lower cost.
  •  
    1. Stay with the CVC for another year using WebCT Campus Edition 4.1 (and new CVC hosting costs) = $9500 (license) + $8000 (CVC) = $17,500.
    2. Self Host using WebCT Campus Edition 4.1  =  (if Rainer has a server available to use = $0),  if not  = $9500 (license) + $7000 (server) = $16,500.
    3. Self Host using WebCT CE Focus, Version 6 = (items below would need to happen within 2 weeks)
         = $9500 (license) + $11,000 (server) + MS SQL server config hrs + 2 Sys Ad training courses = $ 1052 = faculty training + staff hours = $21,552.
     
    So, #3 seems risky at this point in time, and is more expensive.
     
    #s 1 & 2 turn out to be close to a push, but Steve and I think that there is some value to self-hosting as we control our own destiny, and it is a good tune up for future migration when Banner is implemented.
     
  • Faculty and student support of WebCT is needed, including staff training in Media Services.
  • Update and Vision of long term planning efforts for online program
  • Update on online forms available on the Intranet:

    Faculty Absence form
    Manager Absence form
    Claim for Reimbursement
    Travel requisition form
    Emergency Hire form
    Key request
    Travel Reimbursement
    Instructor Evaluation Form
    Professional Self Evaluation
    Statement of Professional Objectives
    Conference, Honorary Leave for UPM/AFT members
    Acceptance of non-cash gift
    Disposal of Equipment

 

 

30 min.

 

Discussion

4.

Review of Action items

         Action: Rick discuss server cost and needs with Anita Martinez, Rainer, and Steve.

         Action: Steve will write up student domain server implementation plan including domain serverís purpose, cost and timeline and submit plan to Rainer who will add plan to project schedule.† Win and John will help Steve with writing of plan.

         Action: Rick, Rainer, and Steve will discuss student domain server implementation.

         Action: Ingrid will discuss procedure for Department websites with Kathy Summa-Wolfe and announce procedure on the Faculty ListServ and to Academic Senate.

         Action:† Harriet will help Bernie find software for annual budget and planning.

 

10 min.

Action

 

         Bernie will report on budget and planning.

 

10 min

Discussion

 

 

 

         Rick will report on bulk purchases and reallocation.

         What is policy on computer recycling and disposal?

 

 

10 min.

 

Discussion

 

5. Goals

  • identify a Web Support Coordinator for faculty professional development.
  • investigate Instructional Technology support structures at other schools.
  • develop a Tech Web Page to provide faculty with technology instructions that are unique to to CoM.
  • implement more flex activities to provide faculty with technology training.
  • learn about faculty and student technology use and what they need.

 

10 min

Discussion

 

6. MEETING WRAP UP

 

Confirm committee tasks and agreements

 

5 min.

 

Action

 

7. ESTABLISH NEXT AGENDA

 

Identify agenda items for next meeting

 

5min.

 

Action

 

Future Meeting Dates: 11-12:30pm HC 124
SPRING BREAK-APRIL 10 - 15
April 20
May 4
May 11 (this is only one week from May 4--perhaps for sub-committees)
May 18