Approved  by ATC Jan 28th, 2009

To Faculty Senate Feb 9th, 2009

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF January 21st, 2009

 

The Academic Technology Committee was called to order on January 21st, 2009 at 4:03 PM.

 

Approval of the Minutes:

The minutes of January 14th were approved with several changes.  There were 11 people present.

 

Agenda Items:

 

STF Proposal Review

The discussion on STF proposals continued from the previous week’s meeting and two additional proposals were reviewed.  In addition, the committee proposed a few recommendations for the STF committee. 

 

Frank Roberts presented proposal #15, the Remote Sensing Software for Environmental Sciences.  Frank explained the software provides 3D imagery provided by a variety of airborne and spaceborne sensors.  If funded, the software would be available for all students to use; however, it does require special knowledge that the average student won’t know how to operate without receiving some instruction.

 

Justina Brown discussed proposal #10, the New Digital Photography Technology for the Art Department.  A correction was made to the amount of this proposal.  The total will now be $37,556 due to a multiplication error in the original request.  The department has requested the proposal not be split up.  One question was brought up regarding the software needed for the IMACs and how much it would cost. 

 

The recommendations for the STF committee were to make a statement regarding the percentage of the fee going to labs upgrades and other proposals.  Chris proposed 60% to lab upgrades and 40% for the rest.  Another idea discussed was creating a tier system with 3 levels to rank the proposals.  Decisions on these recommendations will occur at the next meeting, January 28th.   

 

Reports/Announcements:

 

Student Print Quota

Bob discussed two issues the Library and ATUS are facing regarding the current student print quota set at 500/copies a student.  The first issue is that certain groups can no longer afford to provide the current level of printing due to budget cuts and, second, there is no incentive for students not to print at this time.  In the past, the climate regarding the issue was that professors would have a course pack available for students to purchase in the bookstore.  This is no longer the case.  Students are printing everything out on school computers and, as a result, are exceeding their quotas.  Bob requested any suggestions to solve these problems.

 

One idea offered was possibly charging students per copy for paper.  Another idea was to encourage students to increase the STF fee and have that cover the excess printing costs. 

 

 

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:03 PM.

 

 

 

Academic Technology Committee, Winter Quarter 2009

 

 

Name

Area

Term Begins

Term Ends

Meeting

of 01/21/09

1

Bob Thomas

Library

2007

2009

P

2

Christopher A Suczek

CST - Geology

2006

2010

P

3

David Bover

Chair of CS (CST)

2006

2010

 

4

Derrick Mears

PEHR

2008

2009

 

5

Gary L Bornzin

Fairhaven

2007

2009

P

6

John McLaughlin

Huxley

2006

2010

 

7

Lauren G McClanahan

TeachEd-DIV

2008

2010

 

8

Madge Gleeson

CFPA - Art

2007

2009

P

9

Michael T Seilo

CSD

2008

2010

P

10

Steven C Ross, Chair

CBE - DecSci

2002

 

P

11

Vacant

Student Representative AS

2008

2010

 

X

John Lawson - VP, Info Telecom and CIO

InfoTech

 

 

P

X

Frank Roberts

Director, ATUS

2007

2009

P

X

Justina Brown

CII, Info Tech Spec

 

 

P

X

Max Knittel

InfoTech Professional Group

 

 

P

X

Rob Galbraith

ATUS

 

 

 

X

Lincoln Nesheim

ATUS

 

 

 

X

Megan Schuler

Student Recorder, Sen Office

2008

2009

P

 

Total Attendance

01/21/2009

 

 

11