In attendance: Deborah
Trytten, K.B. Lee, Dan Hough, James Gardner and Pramode Verma
The October meeting was hosted by
Pramode Verma and was held at the Schustermann Campus in Tulsa. The members met with Dean William Ray and
his staff to discuss inter-campus issues.
Each member introduction
him/herself and gave a brief summary of their background. Deborah Trytten also gave an explanation of
the ITC and the subcommittees.
Several areas of concern between
the Tulsa and Norman campuses where discussed:
- Network service, the
need for redundancy it is sometimes a problem for Tulsa to provide
network services to the Norman campus because Tulsa is really the HSC
- Active Directory
(ties in with the network issues) no trust between the networks, bring
campuses together so faculty, staff and students see each other as one
University with one set of academic standards with minimum down time.
- Need for better video support and video
conferencing because a great deal of Tulsas curriculum is
delivered over video their link to the outside work is critical. Tulsa
campus support staff is frequently fixing problems between Norman and HSC,
video teaching between Tulsa and Norman campus. Dean Ray feels it appropriate
for each college with a video conferencing classroom to work with IT to
contract getting their classrooms up to date. Part of the problem is faculty not knowing where to go for
support or to locate keys, etc. when each college is maintaining their own
- Telecom RFP the Tulsa campus
will now average $40-50,000 per year in long distance charges. It was understood that the RFP would
provide toll free calls between Tulsa and Norman.
- Software licenses a
standard location of software license information and keys would be
helpful and prevent the duplication in cost for software
- Peoplesoft Norman and HSC have separate systems
and are on different versions. The
Tulsa campus lists positions in both Norman and HSC, but each of them has
a different employment procedures.
This is creating a problem in tracking applicants.