Approved by ATC Feb 2, 2011

To Faculty Senate Feb 7, 2011

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF January 19, 2011

 

Vice Chair Gary Bornzin called the Academic Technology Committee to order on January 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM.  There were eleven people present (See attached roster). 

 

Approval of the Minutes The minutes of November 17, 2010 were approved as written.

Agenda Items:

Reports/Announcements         

      Policy on electronic communication

The policy is moving forward. The stakeholders have reviewed it and changes have been made in response to that review. John Lawson noted that courts have ruled that university business conducted on a personal email account is subject to records retention, public records requests, and legal discovery.  Recommended using university account for university business.

 

      Information Technology Strategic Directions: December 2010 Update

The president requested looking at a six-year budget window. Within the next six years there is the immediate need for budget reductions; there are opportunities for reallocation.

 

The redesign of the homepage architecture, look and feel is a top priority. Last year the Provost made a base allocation of 0.5 FTE to help fund someone to oversee BlackBoard so the webmaster could focus on website redesign. University Communications made an allocation for the other half.

 

Raine Dozier asked for clarification on loss of revenue from residential housing. Lawson explained that it is due to no longer supporting telephones in residential housing.

 

Lawson discussed the need for funding for telecommunications, and the possible advantages of switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). The five-million dollar contract would include all instruments, equipment, and battery backups that are needed for life safety. The I.T. Strategic Directions proposal suggests purchasing servers from a  legacy fund and then starting implementation of  VOIP, and letting departments who are interested purchase their own devices.

 

      Student Technology Fee Grant Proposals

The committee agreed to become familiar with the proposals in order to discuss them at the next two meetings.  They are posted on-line at:            http://www.wwu.edu/stf/proposalprocessfinal.shtml#ThreeSubmittedProposals.

 

Derek Yip-Hoi asked about the process of adding a lab to the list of labs funded by the STF. Lawson indicated that a lab can be added if the lab is not funded by course fees; he cautioned that if a significant number of new labs are added to the list, it might be necessary to increase the replacement cycle from four to five years.

 

 

Meeting adjourned 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY CTE

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

1/19/11

 

Senator  Vacant

           

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CHAIR

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F McLaughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2012

 

Kacey Morrow

CFPA

x3661

FI 116

9068

2009

2011

P

Vacant  (Sarah Campbell to be apptd)

CHSS

     

2009

2011

 

Rieko M Darling

CHSS

x3143

PH39

9078

2010

2012

 

Derek Yip-Hoi

CST

x7236

ET313

9086

2010

2012

P

Deepinder Bajwa

CBE

x7309

PH439

9077

2009

2011

P

Bob Thomas  - ATC rep to STF

Library

x7458

HH320L

9103

2005

2011

P

Raine Dozier

Woodring

x2052

MH419

9087

2010

2012

P

Geoffrey Matthews- CHAIR on leave

CST

x3797

CF493

9165

2010

2012

 

Phil Nelson (temp. sub. Matthews)

CST

x3035

CF471

9165

2011

2011

P

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

CH301

9095

2005

 

P

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

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

   

 

Associated Students

     Brittany Iverson

Recorder

x6808

OM350

9106

   

P

   DATE: 1/19/2011

TOTAL PRESENT  

11