Motions passed by the Academic Technology Committee 2012-13
Derek Yip-Hoi, Chair
(For complete discussion, please see Minutes of that date)
|ATC recommendations on General University Lab Usage Report||
Motion (moved by Doug Clark, second Chris Sandvig): ATC Approves the, ‘Recommendations Regarding ATUS Computer Lab Usage’. Motion passed unanimously.
ATC approved the following text as their official recommendations in respect to the ATUS General University Lab Usage Study report (Appendix A).
Recommendations Regarding ATUS Computer Lab Usage
Members of ATC visited each of these labs at various times to evaluate their usage and to solicit feedback from on-site users (both students and faculty). Based our review, ATC does not endorse closure of these labs at this time for the following reasons:
1. The current GUL usage study considers only the utilization of individual labs rather than the labs as part of an integrated system. There are no data that show whether the GUL system as a whole adequately satisfies faculty and student demand either on a weekly basis or at peak demand times (dead week). In the absence of a more systematic study, it is unclear how much redundancy is needed in the system to protect against downtime in the event of an unforeseen lab failure during a peak usage time. Without this information it is unclear as to whether the less utilized labs really represent overcapacity or rather, an opportunity to better balance use throughout the lab system and provide backup capacity.
The ATC strongly endorses the GUL usage study recommendations on creating technology-enabled collaboration spaces for students. This would also be an economical way to enhance student access to computer resources and support technology-integrated collaborative learning.
|E-Form to request continued Blackboard Usage||
Motion: Approve E-form content to request Blackboard usage in Fall Quarter 2013 (moved by Derek Yip-Hoi, second by Doug Clark). Motion passed unanimously.
ATC approved the following text to become the official e-form that faculty can use in order to request Blackboard usage in the coming Fall Quarter. ATC will allow any syntactical or grammatical changes to be made provided that they are inconsequential to the overall meaning of the document. The e-form will be submitted directly to John Farquhar; requests that Farquhar is unsure of will be submitted to ATC for consideration.
|Recommended Plan to Switch from Blackboard to Canvas||
|Recommend the Switch to Canvas from Blackboard||
A Motion was made by Doug Clark, seconded by Craig Moyer to recommend to the Faculty Senate that the University switch our Learning Management System (LMS) to Canvas from Blackboard
|Motion to Change ATC Membership||
A motion was made by Derek Yip-Hoi, seconded by Elizabeth Stephan to revise the Academic Technology Committee charge in the Constitution of the Faculty Handbook to add a representative from Extended Education, as follows:
|Approval of Survey and Cover Letter||
The ATC passed a motion to approve the survey and cover letter contingent on the addition of a sentence in the cover letter emphasizing the importance of addressing future technological needs. (Gary Bornzin moved, Craig Moyer second). Motion Passed.
|Canvas Pilot Approval||