Approved by ATC Jan 19, 2011

To Faculty Senate January 24, 2011

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF December 1, 2010

 

Chair Geoffrey Matthews called the Academic Technology Committee to order on December 1, 2010, 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         

      CIO Meeting

John Lawson reported on the CIO meeting. The focus was how to work together to purchase and collaborate without hindering independence.  Progress is slow because of the pressured situation.

 

UW is taking the lead on a collaborative grant through the Gates Foundation to put together a system that would allow community college students to see how they could graduate from a four year college. The system would use transcript information and plug it into a degree analysis program.

 

There is little progress in putting e-mail in the cloud for faculty and staff due to privacy implications. Microsoft’s offer is not mature, and Google’s terms are not what we would need in terms of our ability to control and manage it.

 

Computer Support Group Meeting

There are new DHCP domain name and IP address controllers going in December 2, 2010. They have already been installed on wireless subnets without complication.

 

The Administration and Academic Help Desk will be consolidated into one help desk located in Haggard Hall. This will be completed before March.

 

The exchange server is getting upgraded to 2010. Phase 1 is a new web front end, which will require users to login to their email even if they have already logged in to MyWestern. Phase 2 is putting in new hubs and equipment, and Phase 3 is moving mailboxes over.

 

Technology Transformation Taskforce

Representatives from Western included Sandra Daffron, Jeff Young, and John Lawson. In addition Sandra Daffron, Jeff Young, Chris Cox, and Linc Nesheim were part of subcommittees. The Taskforce has no money associated with it; funding it is a problem.

There were several recommendations from the taskforce including:

·         Develop a framework for system-wide collaboration

·         Creation of statewide IT-related professional development

·         Implement a student relationship management system.

·         Leverage state institution buying power for online journals and library references

·         Create an online academic guidance and planning system

·         Develop a coordinated statewide entity for higher education online courses and programs.

·         Statewide repository for business intelligence

·         Federated identity management

·         Develop a consolidated approach to disaster recovery

 

      The report will be submitted to OFM on December 5, 2010.

 

 

 

 

Discussion

Steve Ross asked about how the committee would go about STF proposals. The committee agreed that the main goal is to find a way to give input to the student committee to help them decide which projects will be funded; and to show them what is important from a faculty perspective.

 

Constituent Concerns

 

John McLaughlin inquired on his constituent concern from the first meeting regarding complications due to migration from the Titan servers.

 

Frank Roberts announced that John Farquar is willing to give a presentation of Camptasia Relay at the next meeting. He also shared that there will be a survey Winter quarter regarding Blackboard usage and other technologies.

 

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 4:54 PM.

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY CTE

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

12/1/10

 

Senator  Vacant

           

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CH

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F Mc Laughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2012

P

Kacey Morrow

CFPA

 

FI 116

9068

2009

2011

 

Derrick Mears

CHSS

x3106

CV106

9067

2009

2011

 

Rieko M Darling

CHSS

x3143

PH39

9078

2010

2012

P

Derek Yip-Hoi

CST

x7236

ET313

9086

2010

2012

P

Steve Ross 

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

 

Geoffrey Matthews- CHAIR

CST

x3797

CF493

9165

2010

2012

P

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

CH301

9095

2005

 

 

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

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

 

P

Rob Galbraith  - ATUS

 

x3368

MH154A

9094

   

 

Associated Students

     Brittany Iverson

Recorder

x6808

OM350

9106

   

P

   DATE: 12/1/2010

TOTAL PRESENT  

11