Information Technology Council
Minutes for the Meeting of February 19, 1998
Members present: M. Borish, D. Brown, F. Durso, C. Hudgin,
B. Mason, L. Portwood, M. Sherbon, W. Stolt, B. Swisher
Recent modem pool statistics were presented. The 10 users with
the largest total connection time (out of approximately 5000 total modem
pool users) account for 5% of the total connection time.
The council discussed further the planning outline, OUissues.
The issues stressed by members of the council for changes and emphasis
Issues were divided among members of the ITC for reports at the next ITC
meeting. This division was: Infrastructure, F. Durso,
M. Sherbon, W. Stolt; Support & Training, B. Dauffenbach, C. Hudgin,
L. Portwood; Incentives, D. Brown, T. Regan, B. Swisher, D. Trytten; Administrative
Computing, M. Borish, B. Mason.
Improvements is use of instructional technology will require training and
"best practice" examples. The web should be used for delivery of
Loaning classroom presentation equipment from a central location is a disencentive
for use. Equipping all classrooms or distributing equipment from
nearby distribution points is important. The ITC should discuss these
issues with the Campus Planning Council.
Because Library issues affect all of campus, perhaps they should be included
under Institutional Issues.
"Distance education" needs a better definition in terms of what students
are meant, how is this sort of instruction handled within the University,
and how can these students better be served. These issues are very
important if the University develops an intranet for services.
Purchasing of computer equipment on campus must be improved. The
need for standardization to improve pricing and services must be balanced
against specific unique needs of faculty, students, and staff.
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