For Approval: November 16, 2011 

To Faculty Senate: January 9, 2011

 

                                 

                                                                ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

                                                                                   MINUTES OF MEETING OF NOVEMBER 2, 2011

 

 

 

Call to Order 

Chair Geoffrey Matthews called the Academic Technology Committee to order on November 2, 2011, at 4:02 PM.  There were 14 people present (see attached roster). 

 

Approval of the Minutes Minutes approved in spring.

 

Agenda Items:

 

   Reports/Announcements         

There were no reports or announcements.

 

Election of the Chair

Geoffrey Matthews announced the election of the Chair for the academic school year. Derek Yip-Hoi announced that he would be willing to take on the position. After short deliberation, Geoffrey Matthews called for a vote.  Derek Yip-Hoi was appointed new Chair of the Academic Technology Committee.

 

Student Print Quota

New Chair Derek Yip-Hoi addressed the Student Print Quota issue. This past spring quarter a new printing quota was established, changing from 500 free prints to 350 prints and is now  25 free prints with five cents a print after the 25 are used up, through spring quarter.  It will soon be five cents a print.  John Lawson began explaining the process.

·         Lawson indicated that this change has had a tremendous impact, with a 60% decrease in the number of prints so far this quarter.  Students are becoming more aware of what is necessary to print and what is not. Although the change has shown mostly success, this is not the case in every department.

·         Karen Stout, Faculty Senate President, who was visiting, pointed out that some departments, especially chemistry, are suffering. Most assignments cannot be done without the printed material.

·         Lawson responded that Western is adapting just as the culture around us is. Other universities in the state also have a print charge which is more expensive for students than Western’s charge.

·         John McLaughlin suggested an alternative solution:  students should be able to vote on the issue.

·         Derek Yip-Hoi will continue to discuss this at future meetings.

 

Lawson items:

John Lawson proposed an upgrade to the University’s Wireless Network and suggested that members make recommendations to UPRC that would help them determine which way to go.

Lawson discussed Ebooks and the Learning Management Systems.  Subcommittees should be formed to help decide whether or not the switch should be made.  Faculties are showing dissatisfaction with Blackboard (Bb).

 

Constituent Concerns

None

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:03 PM.

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 2011-2012

Vacancy
Requirement

Phone

Office

MS

Term Starts

Term Ends

11/2/11

 

Senator  Vacant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary L Bornzin, Deputy CHAIR

Fairhaven

x4918

FA335

9118

2007

2011

P

John F McLaughlin

Huxley

x7617

ES440

9181

2008

2012

P

Bruce Hamilton

CFPA

 

PA58

9107

2011

2013

--

Sarah Campbell

CHSS

X4793

AH 342

9083

2011

2013

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

--

Elizabeth Stephan

Library

X2061

WL272

9103

2011

2013

--

Raine Dozier

Woodring

x2052

MH419

9087

2010

2012

P

Geoffrey Matthews- CHAIR

CST

x3797

BH306

9165

2010

2012

P

Justina Brown

CII

x7210

CH301

9095

2005

 

P

Frank Roberts

Dir ATUS

x3361

MH152

9094

2007

 

--

Max Knittel

ITPG

x3261

CF305

9164

2005

 

P

John Lawson

VProvost IT

x3917

OM375

9033

2006

 

P

Steven Vanderstaay

VPUE

X3004

OM480B

9033

2008

 

--

Rob Galbraith

ATUS

x3368

MH154A

9094

 

 

P

Fabiola Arvizu

ASVP

 

VU504E

9106

2011

2012

--

Guest:

Karen Stout

Senate President

 

 

 

 

 

P

Student Recorders:

Alyssa Barrett, freshman

Chelsea Dixon, freshman

Recorders

x6808

OM350

9106

 

 

P

P

   DATE: November 2, 2011

TOTAL PRESENT  

14