Information Technology Council

Minutes for the Meeting of February 2, 1996


Members present: E. Anderson, D. Brown, L. Colaw, C. Dillon, K. Droegemeier, N. Hathaway, D. Hough, C. Lamb, B. Mason, J. Moore, L. Portwood, W. Ray, D. Roberts, S. Sohail

  1. The report of the Information Technology Council Task Force was presented and discussed. The need for coordination between decisions regarding technology from all parts of the campus was stressed. Several members expressed that this council has a chance to make a big difference to the University.

  2. Bruce Mason was elected to chair the council through the end of the 1996-97 academic year. Kelvin Droegemeier was elected vice-chair, and will chair the council during the 1997-98 academic year.

  3. The standing committees of the council were discussed. Each committee will have members of DCTS serving on them. A sub-committee consisting of Eric Anderson, Dale Brown, Chad Lamb, Bruce Mason, and John Moore will meet to suggest an organizational structure for the standing committees. Members of the Council also volunteered for membership on the standing committees. The memberships of the committees are:

    Instructional Technology: D. Brown, C. Dillon, C. Lamb, B. Mason, L. Portwood

    Creative Activities: E. Anderson, K. Droegemeier, D. Hough, W. Ray

    Administrative Computing: N. Hathaway, B. Mason, J. Moore, D. Roberts

    Network Services: E. Anderson, D. Brown, K. Droegemeier, D. Hough, W. Ray, S. Sohail

  4. Kelvin Droegemeier brought up the possibility of having an external board of reviewers for the campus technology structure. There was general approval of this idea, but with several different scenarios as to how this might work. This idea will be further discussed at future meetings.

  5. A brief overview of the sorts of issues that the council will face in the near future was presented. There are policy statements on a broad range of topics being drafted or approved that this council should review. It was also suggested that an overview of the current state of the university from the vice presidents would be appropriate for a meeting in the near future.

  6. There were several suggestions on how to provide access to the workings of the council for the university at large. These included a web page, e-mail list-servs, publicity in the Oklahoma Daily and Campus Connections, and briefings at meetings of the various representative bodies (Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, UOSA Congress, Graduate Senate, Deans Council, etc.).

  7. It was suggested that meetings be held regularly the first and third Fridays of each month. Due to conflicts with the schedules of several members, this time might need to be changed in the future.