Information Technology Council

Minutes for the Meeting of February 12, 1998

Members present:  B. Dauffenbach, F. Durso, B. Mason, L. Portwood, M. Sherbon, W. Stolt, B. Swisher, D. Trytten

Guest:  W. Delgado

  1. The first meeting of the research subcommittee was announced.  Also the new student computing committee, Computer Advisory Forum (CAF) is being established.
  2. As a follow-up from the last meeting on the modem pool, Lee Colaw has determined costs for modem pool upgrades.  Dividing the modems into short-term and long-term access would cost approximately $8k.  Doubling the size of the modem pool would cost approximately $100k for installation and $60k per year for a three year contract.  This cost is mainly due to the need to bring in extra phone lines.  The council recommends DCTS divide the modem pool into short-term and long-term access, with careful monitoring of  the usage.  The council also recommends that the possibility of quotas be discussed with students.
  3. A document outlining the technology issues facing the university, OUissues, was presented and discussed.  The council members made recommendations for additions and changes to this document.  These included increased emphasis on classroom technology and research, the need for help in using proper pedagogy for technology, and the importance of enhancing student services.  There was also a request for an overview of the DCTS budget to help the planning process.  There was also a question as to whether DCTS undergoes program review similar to academic departments.

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