UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Attendees: Chuck Taylor, Paul Hernandez, Terry Anderson, Bonnie Mathies, Andy Montesano, Dan DeStephen, Sheila Shellabarger (for Pat Walker), Donna Hamilton, Jeff Vernooy, George Frey, Ron Dorsten, David Grossie.
I. Approval of Minutes
II. CaTS Update - Terry Anderson
- Academic Desktop Services:
Paul Hernandez announce that beginning July 1, 2002, CaTS will begin distributing FAS reports electronically instead of sending out hard copies.
II. CTL Update
1. Dan DeStephen reminded faculty that CTL is mailing out packets to students enrolled in on-line distance education. If a faculty member wishes to have his/her course included in packet, the information should be sent to Terri Klaus.
2. Jeff Vernooy requested a sub-committee be formed to discuss the issues of closed captioning for courses being offered now and in the future at WSU. This was approved by UTC members.
3. George Frey reported during Spring Break, the keyboard covers in the electronic classrooms will be removed.
Sheila Shellabarger reported on a project the University Library will be participating in this spring. LibQUAL is a Web survey that tests a tool for measuring library users' perceptions of service quality and identifies gaps between desired, perceived, and minimum expectations of service. The survey will include 169 libraries, including 51 OhioLINK libraries and 40 academic health sciences libraries across the U.S. The goal is to gather information that will enable WSU Libraries to provide services that are more closely aligned with the user's expectations and services that better help users reach their learning and research objectives. In April, information about LibQUAL will be emailed to a randomly-selected group of 900 undergraduates, 600 grad students and all faculty. They will be given a URL and be invited to participate in the survey. The results will be published in August.
IV. CoLA Distance Learning Conference
Chuck Taylor invited all faculty to attend the Trends In Technology Conference 2002 sponsored by College of Liberal Arts on April 2, 2002 in 156E Student Union. This is a mini-conference to discuss distance learning as it is now developing at Wright State University and how it might look in the future. For more information, call Victoria Chadbourne at extension 3776.
V. Other Business
Donna Hamilton announced the new course descriptions are now available online. The address is www.wright.edu/courses
Paul Hernandez reminded the committee members that funs received from the Faculty Computer Initiative are to be used to purchase systems from recommended and supported vendors only, not off-brand equipment. A letter confirming this information has been sent out to all College Coordinators.
The next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, April 11, 2002 from 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Location will be announced later.