Information Technology Council
Minutes for the Meeting of September 22, 1997
Members present: D. Brown, L. Colaw, B. Dauffenbach, F. Durso, B.
Mason, J. Moore, T. Ragan, M. Sherbon, W. Stolt, B. Swisher.
Bob Dauffenbach reviewed the results of the Faculty Technology Survey from
last semester. A major concern seems to be the need for a baseline
of usable technology in classrooms. Those responding to the survey
seem to be those with greater computer resources, although there seems
to be proportional representation from the various colleges and disciplines.
Bob will create an executive summary of the results, coordinating with
the DCTS equipment survey.
Bruce Mason presented the charge to the standing committees for the planning
process. It was emphasized that goals should be pragmatic, obtainable,
and give the greatest bang for the buck.
The council discussed several issues relating to planning that will be
the responsibility of the ITC. These included:
Modem Pool: What is the best way to give students, faculty, and staff access
from off campus.
Library: The technological changes underway at the library impact
all aspects of the University.
Intellectual Property and Reward System: The new ways of teaching
and publishing that rely on the Internet may require re-thinking of the
property rights and rewards system of the University.
Legal Issues: The ITC needs to be current on issues of "Cyber Law".
Entitlement to Services: The council needs to consider the issues
related to who should have access to the University's network resources,
and how can this access be made more reliable.
Year 2000: The year 2000 problem needs to be addressed for all units
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