Information Technology Council
Minutes for the Meeting of June 21, 1996
Members present: S. Boesch, D. Brown, L. Colaw, R. Dauffenbach,
C. Dillon, D. Hough, B. Mason, J. Moore, L. Portwood
- Bruce Mason reported on discussions with student leaders regarding
the creation of a student affairs standing committee. This committee
will be charged with addressing student concerns, reviewing the
use of student technology fees, and advising on the expenditure
of $200,000 per year of E&G money on technology.
- Lisa Portwood reported on the results of the Technology for
Learning Improvement grant program. There are 27 grant proposals
requesting $288,000 total. The instruction committee will review
the proposals and report at the next ITC meeting. Lisa agreed
to e-mail all P.I.'s with information regarding the competition.
- Lee Colaw reported on the site license program that has been
started in DCTS. The list of the current software programs were
distributed to the ITC and will be distributed to the entire campus
before the fall semester. This program will be run in conjunction
with the central help desk, so final details of the program are
still being completed. It was suggested that information such
as phone numbers and names be included in the information distributed
to the campus community.
- Lee Colaw reported on the status of the RFP for the mainframe
replacement. There are 8 basic contract areas that will impact
all aspects of administrative computing on campus. The current
time frame for the upgrade is November 15 delivery with the entire
project completed by the end of 1997.
- John Moore discussed the status of the optical imaging pilot
project. This will aid in the University's goal to use much less
paper in the future. The prototype has been a great success,
although the up-front costs of expanding the project to the entire
campus are quite large.
- Bob Dauffenbach brought up the question of computer help and
consulting services on campus. For example, many researchers
across campus need help with statistical analysis of data. Currently
there are no coherent plans for organizing or paying for these
services. This is an item that the research committee of the
ITC will take under consideration.
- Bruce Mason reported on the recommendation that the internet
task force will send to President Boren. The preferred policy
solution, dual news feeds, one for the members of the campus community
and one for those not belonging to the University, was explained.
The ITC will recommend that this be made an interim solution
until the fall semester when the various representative bodies
can vote on it. Lee Colaw advised the ITC that this is related
to several other privacy issues regarding students.
- The revised Rights and Responsibilities document was distributed
for the members of the ITC to review. This will be used as a
working policy for the ITC, with the ultimate goal of being recognized
campus-wide as a fundamental policy document covering technology.
There are many issues, such as the e-mail policy, web access,
and wireless networking in the College of Engineering, that require
such a fundamental statement of responsibilities.