For Approval: April 11, 2012

To Faculty Senate: April 16, 2012

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF MEETING OF MARCH 28, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Derek Yip-Hoi called the Academic Technology Committee to order on March 28, 2012 at 4:06 PM.  There were 13 people present (see attached roster). 

Approval of the Minutes The minutes of February 29, 2012 with few changes.

 

AGENDA

   Reports/Announcements – none

 

Constituent Concerns

A: Outlook Email Quota

·         Max Knittel explained that one gigabyte is not enough for the Outlook Email Quota. He explained faculty usually receive tons of emails a day and wanted to know how to get more space.

·         Frank Roberts explained that everyone who has asked for more space has received it. However, the amount of storage it takes to save emails and to keep them backed up is already pushing the limit. He suggested using an outsource service, as they do for students. [DY1] 

B: Updating Classroom Computers, Projectors and Screens

·         Knittel pointed out that classroom computers, projectors and screens are not being updated as often as they should be. Roberts informed them that there is no budget for computers, bulbs, or projectors. Classroom computers are not part of the Student Tech Fee. He suggested going to the provost at the end of the year and make a case to get some upgrades. [DY2] 

·         Gary Bornzin asked how much upgrades would increase if the classroom computers were considered as essential as lab computers and included in the STF upgrades. Roberts said it would increase by about 10%.

C: Listserves

·         Listserves are no longer being supported and Raine Dozier asked what the plan was for them, if they will be shut down or will new support be provided. Roberts explained that the person who ran the system was laid off, and because of that, no one else may do the job of a laid off worker.

Standing Business

A: Feedback on STF Proposal Review Process

·         Yip-Hoi brought to attention that when the committee allowed nonvoting members to take part in the voting of STF Proposals, it was unauthorized and against the bylaws. However, Bornzin stated that the committee was just informally voting to allow the opinion and input of nonvoting members.

·         Yip-Hoi suggested a representative from senate come to a meeting next year to explain bylaws so that the committee is clear on what is and is not allowed.

New Business

A: ATC Input to CIIA Academic Integrity Webpage

·         Justina Brown introduced a project she is involved in. A teaching handbook is being put together and one area includes academic integrity.  With the recent discussions on the impact of DC++ and technology in general on this, she thought that the ATC Committee might want to help. Yip-Hoi brought up the idea of installing an Academic Integrity button on Blackboard (Bb) since every student uses it.

·         Bruce Hamilton agreed and added that if there was a button on Bb at least there is a presence of it and students would constantly think about it.

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

·         Roberts announced that the Senate has asked that members of the ATC to do an assessment of Western’s computer labs. It would be data exploration to find out how these labs are being used, as usage changes every day. Yip-Hoi asked for clarification on that the labs being assessed. Does this include all labs, including labs not on the STF Update list? Roberts indicated definitely STF funded labs but was hesitant to say all others were to be included.[DY3] 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:05 PM

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 2011-2012

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

3/28/12

 

Senator  Vacant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CHAIR

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F McLaughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2012

 

Bruce Hamilton

CFPA

 

PA58

9107

2011

2013

P

Sarah Campbell

CHSS

X4793

AH 342

9083

2011

2013

P

Rieko M Darling

CHSS

x3143

PH39

9078

2010

2012

 

Derek Yip-Hoi –CHAIR

CST

x7236

ET313

9086

2010

2012

P

Deepinder Bajwa

CBE

x7309

PH439

9077

2009

2011

 

Elizabeth Stephan

Library

X2061

WL272

9103

2011

2013

P

Raine Dozier

Woodring

x2052

MH419

9087

2010

2012

P

Geoffrey Matthews

CST

x3797

BH306

9165

2010

2012

P

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

CH301

9095

2005

 

P

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.

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorders:

Alyssa Barrett

Chelsea Ghant

Recorder

x6808

OM350

9106

 

 

P

P

   DATE: March 28, 2012

TOTAL PRESENT  

 

 

 

 

 

13

 


 [DY1]Frank did you suggest this or just pointed out that this is what the students use and might be an option to consider.

 [DY2]Max please confirm that you said this.

 [DY3]Frank, this is my recollection. Please confirm.