Approved: April 25, 2012

To Faculty Senate: April 30, 2012

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF APRIL 11, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Derek Yip-Hoi called the Academic Technology Committee to order on April 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM.  There were 13 people present (see attached roster). 

 

Approval of the Minutes The minutes of March 28, 2012 were approved with few edits.

 

AGENDA

   Reports/Announcements –None

Constituent Concerns –None

 

Standing Business

ATC’s Participation in proposed Assessment of Western’s Computer Labs

·         Derek Yip-Hoi informed the committee that the Senate has asked ATC to come up with a plan on how to go ahead with the Assessment of Western’s Computer Labs. He added that Senate does not expect everything to be done by the end of spring quarter; it will roll into next year.  Yip-Hoi asking how ATC could get departments thinking about how labs are being used.  Yip-Hoi suggested thinking about how the labs evolve over time, impact space, and impact STF funding.

·         Geoffrey Matthews raised some questions regarding the collected data, what is it for? And why do we need it?

·         Gary Bornzin responded that the data would “show greater integrity in serving our students, the data could result in reallocating funds/resources to better serve students’ needs. This allows us the ability to expand.”  However we need to know who initiated the study and who the decision makers in the assessment are, what are the criteria.

·         John McLaughlin adds that the funding for technology is not adequate for the opportunities that are out there, but the data could be used as a way of demonstrating the University is at a point where without further investment, the University’s mission will not be fulfilled.  The study could result in greater investment in Western’s labs or in something else that would better serve students’ needs.

·         Matthews introduced that the most important thing to be done, is to articulate a clear vision. Rieko Darling agreed and added that finding out what the purpose is for the assessment is crucial, is it space allocation or relocation?

·         Yip-Hoi said that the assessment will go ahead either way. He then asked for feedback on the issue of the Advisory Committees for it. Frank Roberts introduced the idea of having each member go to the Dean of his/her college and ask them to appoint someone that has a good understanding of lab usage in the area.

·         Yip-Hoi asked if members feel that there isn’t adequate information for them to move forward. Darling responded that she would like additional information on the purpose and goals in order to decide what we want to do.  Elizabeth Stephan agreed and added that it would be nice to have some context.

·         Bornzin explained the rationale for moving forward: “the purpose is to improve the quality and applicability of the labs for the education of the students…the rationale for why we are doing this is not primarily how can we save money.”

·         It was agreed that there needs to be a broader vision of where this is going before data is collected. Yip-Hoi asked if ATC was willing to come up with this broader vision and members agreed.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:02 PM

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 2011-2012

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

4/11/12

 

Senator  Vacant

           

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CHAIR

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2013

P

John F McLaughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2012

P

Bruce Hamilton

CFPA

 

PA58

9107

2011

2013

 

Sarah Campbell

CHSS

X4793

AH 342

9083

2011

2013

 

Rieko M Darling

CHSS

x3143

PH39

9078

2010

2012

P

Derek Yip-Hoi –CHAIR

CST

x7236

ET313

9086

2010

2012

P

Deepinder Bajwa (Steve Ross Spr Qtr)

CBE

x7309

PH439

9077

2009

2013

 

Elizabeth Stephan

Library

X2061

WL272

9103

2011

2013

P

Raine Dozier

Woodring

x2052

MH419

9087

2010

2012

 

Geoffrey Matthews

CST

x3797

BH306

9165

2010

2012

P

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

CH301

9095

2005

 

 

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

MH152

9094

2007

 

P

Max Knittel

ITPG

x3261

CF305

9164

2005

 

P

John Lawson

VProvost IT

x3917

OM375

9033

2006

 

 

Steven Vanderstaay

VPUE

X3004

OM480B

9033

2008

 

 

Rob Galbraith

ATUS

x3368

MH154A

9094

   

 

Fabiola Arvizu

ASVP

 

VU504E

9106

2011

2012

 

Mason Luvera

AS Student Rep.

         

 

Jon Junell

CBE

         

P

Daniel

West. Front

         

P

Recorders:

Alyssa Barrett

Chelsea Ghant

Recorder

x6808

OM350

9106

   

P

P

   DATE: April 11, 2012

TOTAL PRESENT  

         

13