Approved by ATC Feb 9, 2011

To Faculty Senate

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF February 2, 2011

 

Vice Chair Gary Bornzin called the Academic Technology Committee to order on February 2, 2011, at 4:03 PM.  There were 15 people present (see attached roster). 

 

Approval of the Minutes The minutes of January 19, 2011, were approved as written.

Agenda Items:

Reports/Announcements         

      Budget Update

John Lawson reported that we are close to the tipping point for IT with budget reductions. Fourteen people have been laid off in Information Technology Services in two years. This is especially significant because of  the increase in students and classrooms.  Before budget cuts started forty percent of administrative services was spent  working on new projects; the Systems Development fund was the first thing cut. Upcoming budget cuts will only allow maintenance for what the University currently has, with minimal opportunity to initiate new projects.

 

      Constituent Concerns

Kacey Morrow expressed concern that new style requirements for all university web pages could restrict creative designs at the unit level or individual faculty level.  Lawson explained that the style guide being developed by University Communications is intended to include minimal style requirements, such as the new WWU logo, to maintain a degree of thematic connection among all pages on the WWU site, and is not intended to inhibit diverse creative options.

 

Discussion

 

Proposal

College/Department

 

6

Upgrading Rapid Prototyping Facilities for ET Majors
(college priority 1)

College of Sciences & Technology –Engineering Technology

Raine Dozier

7

WWU Planetarium Projector Upgrade
(college priority 2)

College of Sciences & Technology – Physics/Astronomy

Kacey Morrow

8

Advanced Tools for the Integrated, Quantitative Analysis of Behavior and Physiology
(college priority 3)

College of Sciences & Technology – Biology

Gary Bornzin

9

Assembly Robot with a Vision System
(college priority 4)

College of Sciences & Technology – Engineering Technology

Justina Brown

10

Engine Lab Hardware Technology Update
(college priority 5)

College of Sciences & Technology – Engineering Technology

Bob Thomas

11

Instructional Software Upgrades
(college priority 1)

College of Humanities & Social Sciences
(with College of Sciences & Tech.)

Deepinder Bajwa

13

Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Analyzer for Studying Physiology, Aquatic Chemistry, and Climate Change
(college priority 1)

Huxley College –

Environmental Sciences

Max Knittel

 

Meeting adjourned 5:04pm

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY CTE

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

2/2/11

 

Senator  Vacant

           

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CHAIR

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F McLaughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2012

P

Kacey Morrow

CFPA

x3661

FI 116

9068

2009

2011

P

Sarah Campbell

CHSS

X4793

AH 342

9083

2011

 

P

Rieko M Darling

CHSS

x3143

PH39

9078

2010

2012

P

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

 

P

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz 

AS

     

2009

2010

 

Max Knittel

ITPG

x3261

CF305

9164

2005

 

P

John Lawson

VProvost IT

x3644

OM470

9033

2006

 

P

Rob Galbraith

ATUS

x3368

MH154A

9094

   

 

Associated Students

     Brittany Iverson

Recorder

x6808

OM350

9106

   

P

   DATE: 2/2/2011

TOTAL PRESENT  

15