UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
October 10, 2002
Attendees: Chuck Taylor, Paul Hernandez, Perry Moore, Bonnie Mathies, Terri Klaus, Barbara Denison, Sean Kleefeld, Stephen Foster, Jim Vance, Carol Holdcraft, Doug Kaylor, Mary Clem and Amy Newsome.
Approval of Minutes for September meeting
The minutes of last month’s meeting were approved.
University Libraries Update
· Doug Kaylor, Head of Reference and Instruction Dunbar Library, gave a demonstration and explained the advantages of using OhioLINK electronic course materials available at no charge to faculty through the University Libraries course reserve system and CTL's WebCT package versus purchasing software from an outside vendor, XanEdu. Further promotion of the Library services will be distributed to faculty. For more information, visit the UL website at: http://eres.wright.edu/
· Terri Klaus announced the beginning of orientations for the new WebCT 3.8 Campus Edition taking place on various days at lunch time.
· CTL received its new eight-processor server. The old server was an four-processor server. The increase will make a great improvement in performance for students.
· CTL will be hiring an additional instructional designer for the University.
· CTL is upgrading enhancing its website for distance learning. There are currently 95 on-line courses listed.
· Mary Clem and Amy Newsome gave a demonstration of CaTS re-designed website. To view the website, visit CaTS at: http://www.wright.edu/cats/. Any suggestions or comments should be sent to Mary Clem or Paul Hernandez.
· At the last meeting, it was decided a committee should be formed to implement guidelines for on-line courses. Perry Moore suggested the committee should be made up of representatives from CTL, the Budget Office (Keith Ralston), AAUP, Registrar's Office (Dave Sauter), Bonnie Mathies, and possibly others. Perry will discuss this with Bill Rickert and have more information at the next meeting.
· Faculty Computer Initiative - Perry Moore will have more information at the next meeting.
· Paul Hernandez announced the Faculty Senate Committee on Information Technology (formerly the University Library Committee) met for its initial meeting this week. The University Technology Committee will be sharing information with this new committee in order for them to identify issues to be addressed. Copies of the UTC agendas and minutes will be distributed.
· Paul Hernandez also reviewed information regarding the needs assessment study for the replacement of administrative systems. This survey will also include a.study for a new "elearning" environment as well. The committee will be updated on this project at the next meeting.
· CaTS will also give an update on the reduced sign-on implementation schedule.
The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, November 14th, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm in 393 Millett, the CoLA Research Lab.