Approved by ATC April 7, 2010

To Faculty Senate,April 19,  2010

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF March 3, 2010

 

The Academic Technology Committee was called to order on March 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM. There were 11 people present.

 

Approval of the Minutes:

The minutes of February 17, 2010 were approved with one amendment. 

 

Agenda Items:

Reports/Announcements:

Frank Roberts addressed the recent problems and concerns with the conversion of the P drive. There are still minor problems to the drive which prohibits everyone from accessing it.   

 

Rob Thomas reported on the difference in ranking of STF proposals between the ATC and the STF committee. And noted that the STF committee had as much difficulty as ATC on deciding priorities this year.  There will be further discussion about what exactly is going to be funded. 

 

Constituent Concerns:

Suczek expressed concern about upgrading the campus wireless connections and the changes needed regarding wireless security issues.  Bob Thomas also expressed concern about overloading of the campus wireless systems and the consequent lowering of access speed.

 

Gary Bornzin asked about the P drive access problems still occurring around campus.  Frank Roberts stated that the transition went well, people were prepared and had great communication. They brought in non-central IT staff to help with more advanced fields. Nothing was lost and the minor problems will easily be resolved. Other than that, there was great appreciation for an accomplished project.

 

Gary Bornzin also reported a minor problem with Blackboard email not being able to forward;  however it was decided it was not a common problem.

 

Discussion:

Wireless vs. Wired Networks. 

 

Max Knittel asked about the overall plan for wireless campus network connections.  An intermediate capital works project proposal includes a nearly five million dollar request to replace and expand the wireless system with faster and more secure coverage across campus to all students.  The addition of further wireless access points could eliminate the need for some current wired university labs. However, if students are commonly using laptop computers and other wireless devices as well, we could see a rapid growth in wireless connection requirements.

 

The committee resolved to send a message via a Senate representative.  The message will state:  A concern is  expressed for the apparent lack of an overall plan for the wireless system and its impact on both university academics and administration.

 

A resolution was made to work with Associated Students on the possibility of surveying the students about portable devices and their use on campus. 

 

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 4:55 PM.

 

 

 

Academic Technology Committee, Fall Quarter 2009

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY CTE

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

Date:

03/03/10

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CH

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F Mc Laughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2010

P

Kacey Morrow

CFPA

 

FI 116

9068

2009

2011

P

Derrick Mears

CHSS

X3106

CU106

9067

2009

2011

 

Michael T Seilo

CHSS

x3199

PH33

9078

2009

2010

P

Christopher A Suczek

Senate Rep to ATC and CST rep.

CST

x3590

ES107

9080

2006

2010

P

David Bover CHAIR

CST

x4894

CF493

9165

2006

2010

P

Deepinder Bajwa

CBE

x7309

PH439

9077

2009

2011

 

Bob Thomas  - ATC rep to STF

Library

x7458

HH320L

9103

2005

2011

P

Lauren G McClanahan

Woodring

x2067

MH306A

9090

2008

2010

P

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

MH156

9095

2005

 

 

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

Director MH152

9094

2007

 

P

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz 

AS

 

 

 

2009

2010

 

Max Knittel

 

x3261

CF305

9164

2005

 

P

John Lawson  - VProvost IT

Info Techn

x3644

OM470

9033

2006

 

--

Rob Galbraith  - ATUS

 

x3368

MH154A

9094

 

 

--

 Associated Students

     Bahare Kazemi

Recorder

X6808

OM350

9106

 

 

P

   DATE: 03/03/10

 

TOTAL PRESENT

11