Approved by ATC Jan 27, 2010

To Faculty Senate Feb 8, 2010

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF January 20, 2010

 

The Academic Technology Committee was called to order on January 20, 2010 at 4:02 PM.

 

Approval of the Minutes:

The minutes of January 6, 2010 were approved with amendments to Computer Security Issues.

 

Agenda Items:

Reports/announcements

Banner Upgrade

John Lawson followed up on the discussion of Banner upgrade timing. He explained that it will take place during the least disruptive time. Between sessions professors are entering grades, during Summer school is in session, and Spring is difficult due to admissions. The upgrade has been going through test and modifications for three weeks.

 

Student Technology Fee

Bob Thomas announced that there are eighteen proposals for the STF. Members should be familiar with the proposals in order to discuss them at the next meeting. Thomas noted that the challenge this year is the ratio of requests compared to funds available.

 

Automatic Updates

John McLaughlin expressed concerns about automatic updates on computers during class time. There is no way to stop them causing it to be disruptive to class time.  Rob Galbraith explained that updates have to be done due to security reasons, and ATUS tries to arrange updates outside of class time. The updates cycles should start at 5pm with a thirty minute delay.

 

McLaughlin also had issues with logging on to the system from a classroom. Galbraith explained that due to the loss of staff members it had become difficult to monitor the condition of all classroom and laboratory workstations. Much of the problem is due to the fact that they are unaware that machines are not working. He suggested calling the help desk so the problem is repaired.

 

Discussion:

The Use of STF for Laboratory Upgrades

Galbraith presented two spreadsheets, a four and five year plan. These included some of the departmental labs with lab fees and a new geology lab. There is still question on whether Restek labs should be included; they are typically self sustaining, and a decision is needed on whether they should remain that way. The spreadsheets will be distributed to colleges to identify any labs that have been omitted. Now that there is a reasonable proposal, a policy on what constitutes a fundable lab is needed.

 

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Academic Technology Committee, Winter Quarter 2010

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY CTE

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

Date:

1/20/10

 

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

 

 

9067

2009

2011

P

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

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

MH156

9095

2005

 

 

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

Director MH152

9094

2007

 

P

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz 

AS

 

 

 

2009

2010

P

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: 1/20/10

 

TOTAL PRESENT

15