University Technology Committee Meeting Minutes
May 13, 1999
Attendance: Barbara Denison, Paul Hernandez, Vicki Montavon, Paul
Simmons, Terri Klaus, Judy Roberts (for Jeff Vernooy), Rebecca Koop,
George Frey, David Grossie, Donna Hamilton, Noel Nussbaum, Dan
DeStephen, Kathleen Glaus, Cheryl Meyer, and Bonnie Mathies
I. College Technology Plans
A. Copies of the College of Science & Math Technology Plan were
distributed and reviewed by Dr. David Grossie. This plan can be
accessed on the UTC web page. Dr. Grossie requested an agenda item for
the next meeting to discuss budget issues for non-computer technology
needs in the colleges. Vicki Montavon suggested a review of the
University Technology Plan to address issues related to non-computer
B. Copies of the School of Professional Psychology
Technology Plan were distributed and reviewed by Cheryl Meyer.
Copies of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Technology
Plan were distributed. However, Pradeep Misra was unable to attend
today's meeting. He will make the presentation at next month's
II. CTL Report on Electronic Classrooms
Paul Simmons distributed copies of the Center for Teaching and
Learning's report entitled "Teaching, Learning, and Technology:
Building the 21st Century Classroom". The report reviewed:
present status of faculty and student use of technology in the
- a set of standards for identifying the appropriate level
of classroom technology the university should provide
assessment of costs for bringing WSU's classrooms up to standard
- the projected on-going maintenance and replacement costs of classroom
- the needs of off-campus facilities. Paul asked the
members of the committee to review this report for further discussion
and endorsement at the next UTC meeting. This report can be accessed
on WSU's web site located at: www.wright.edu/aboutwsu/orgs/utc/.
Vicki Montavon suggested CTL review all college technology plans for a
consolidated report to prioritize the technology needs of the
Barbara Denison will distribute a university-wide email message
announcing the completion of all college technology plans, their
location on the web, and an invitation to the WSU community for
III. Distance Learning
A. Dan DeStephen distributed a draft report of Policy Recommendations
from the Distance Learning Committee II in which this committee
prioritized nine of the recommendations made by the original DL
Committee. The members were asked to review the information for
discussion at the next meeting. This report can also be accessed on
the UTC web page.
B. Donna Hamilton reported on current projects
taking place on WSU's web site:
C. Terri Klaus
discussed a report entitled "Distance Learning at Wright State University: Planning for the 21st
Century". The purpose of the report is to provide a framework for
guiding the development of a distance education infrastructure over
the next three years from the perspective of The Center for Teaching
and Learning. This report is also on UTC web site.
- Students will be able to register
and pay fees for Winter 2001 distance learning classes on-line.
- Grades will be accessible on-line for Fall Quarter, 1999
registered, schedules will be accessible on-line
- Availability of
seats left in classes for Winter Quarter
- Working on automating
class lists and student email addresses for faculty
IV. Digital Millenium Copyright Act Teleconference will be Friday, May
21, 1999 beginning at 12:00 noon in T.V. Studio A. Vicki Montavon
will report next month on the results.
V. Directory Services Proposal
Donna Hamilton presented this
proposal to USAC, CSAC, Student Government and Robert Sweeney
presented it to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate as well
as the full faculty Senate. No negative feedback was received from any
of the groups. This proposal was unanimously approved by the
University Technology Committee.
VI. CaTS Updates - Paul Hernandez
Discussions with representatives from the Faculty Senate
regarding electronic mail security and privacy issues are continuing.
B. Microsoft software license agreement has been approved by the
number of institutions needed to take advantage of this offer. This
license will cover all students, full-time faculty, adjuncts, emeritus
faculty and all staff, with the exception of some physical plant
employees. It will not cover volunteer or clinical faculty. The
license becomes effective July 1, 1999 and will last four years.
C. Internet 2 NSF Proposal
WSU recently applied for a high-bandwidth
connectivity grant from the National Science Foundation for
approximately $350,000 over the next two years. Paul was informed by
NSF that no funds are available at this time. D. On-time calendar
retention policy - Due to increased usage of on-time calendars and the
limited amount of disk space required to retain all calendar records,
CaTS will automatically delete all records older than eighteen months.
This will be done once a month on the second Tuesday of each month
beginning July 1, 1999. CaTS will distribute campus-wide
communication informing users of this policy. E. Refurbished computers
- Five machines have been requested by the College of Science & Math
and eight by Lake Campus. Approximately 35 machines will now be
available for administrative offices.
A. Compliments on CaTS recent E-mail and The Internet QuickBits
publication - very informative.
B. On May 27, a presentation is
scheduled to discuss adaptability of web sites sponsored by Disability
Services, CaTS, CTL and University Libraries. More information will be
sent by electronic mail to the members.
The next UTC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June10, from 3:00 -
5:00p.m. in E156A&B. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THIS