Approved by ATC April 28, 2010

To Faculty Senate May 3, 2010

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF April 7, 2010

 

The Academic Technology Committee was called to order on April 7, 2010 at 4:18 PM. 

 

Approval of the Minutes:

The minutes of March 3, 2010 were approved with two amendments.

 

Agenda Items:

Reports/announcements

Bob Thomas shared feedback from the STF Committee. He reported that the recommendations on STF proposals from the ATC had little impact on the final rankings, leaving the STF Committee wondering about the value of the apparent duplication of effort between the two committees.   Next year the STF Committee will more actively solicit comments on the proposals directly from faculty members after the proposals are available on the website.  Students on the STF committee are prepared to actively seek more initial input from faculty.

 

Constituent concerns

John Lawson expressed concern about the message delivered to the Faculty Senate on “the apparent lack of an overall plan for the wireless system”.  He asked the committee for clarification on the level of detail that they wanted to see in planning for the wireless system, suggesting that fine detail was not appropriate, given the 4 to 5 year lead time on obtaining funding and the rapid advance of wireless technology.  David Bover suggested that the committee should be interested in the goal for 5 years ahead.  Lawson stated that the five year goal of the wireless plan is to have ubiquitous wireless access throughout campus, with attention to providing sufficient capacity, speed and coverage.  He explained that there will still be a need for wired connections for the network backbone and offices, providing superior speed, security, and robustness compared to wireless technology.   He reminded the committee that the wireless system was not a separate network – it is just an alternative method of accessing the campus network.

 

Discussion:

 John Lawson reported on the status of the plan to use STF funds for computer lab updates.  The proposal has been discussed by the STF Committee twice and has been sent to the university deans for comment.  The proposal includes all the labs that are not supported by department or program fees and labs that have more than six computers.  This proposal would fund them on a four year cycle.  If it was decided that STF funds must cover all labs including those with fees, a five year replacement cycle would be necessary.  The STF Committee will consider the proposal within the next two weeks, after comment from the deans.

 

 Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:01 PM.

  

Academic Technology Committee, Spring Quarter 2010

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY CTE

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

Date:

4/7/10

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CH

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F Mc Laughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2010

 

Kacey Morrow

CFPA

 

FI 116

9068

2009

2011

P

Derrick Mears

CHSS

X3106

CV106

9067

2009

2011

P

Michael T Seilo

CHSS

x3199

PH33

9078

2009

2010

 

Christopher A Suczek

Senate Rep to ATC and CST rep.

CST

x3590

ES107

9080

2006

2010

 

David Bover – CHAIR

CST

x4894

CF493

9165

2006

2010

P

Deepinder Bajwa  

CBE

x7309

PH439

9077

2009

2011

P

Bob Thomas  - ATC rep to STF

Library

x7458

HH320L

9103

2005

2011

P

Lauren G McClanahan

Woodring

x2067

MH306A

9090

2008

2010

 

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

CH301

9095

2005

 

P

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

Director MH152

9094

2007

 

 

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz 

AS

 

 

 

2009

2010

 

Max Knittel

 

x3261

CF305

9164

2005

 

P

John Lawson  - VProvost IT

Info Techn

x3644

OM470

9033

2006

 

P

Rob Galbraith  - ATUS

 

x3368

MH154A

9094

 

 

P

 Associated Students

     Brittany Iverson

Recorder

X6808

OM350

9106

 

 

P

   DATE: 4/7/10

 

TOTAL PRESENT

12