UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
February 13, 2003
Attendees: Dan DeStephen, Chuck Taylor, Terri Klaus, Terry Anderson, Paul Hernandez, Barbara Denison, Sean Kleefeld, Carol Rader, Jim Vance, Jeff Vernooy, Ron Dorsten, Pat Walker, Mitch Wolff, Brenda Mobley, Todd Brittingham, and Perry Moore.
Approval of Minutes for January
The minutes of last month's meeting were approved.
A. The Center for Teaching and Learning will be moving to the updated standard, QuickTime 6.0, in time for fall quarter 2003. In coordination with CaTS and University Libraries, QuickTime 6.0 will be installed in labs, library systems, and classroom systems around campus. The new version will be included on the updated ConnectWright CD Version 4.5 for the orientations beginning in April. QuickTime 6.0 offers the availability to produce MPEG-4 industry standard files that are compatible with alternative players such as RealPlayer. QuickTime is the only true cross-platform, multimedia architecture/player available on the market today.
B. Terri Klaus reported on the success of the Faculty Online Teaching applications for winter quarter. CTL is now accepting applications for the spring quarter course. For more information, see www.wright.edu/ctl/otl or call Chris Roberts at extension 3943.
A. Terry Anderson gave an update on the current ROX services presently available online to students. To view this information, see http://was2.wright.edu/rox/servlet/SvtRoxMenu. The newest service deployed in November was the Admission Application Status. The IS staff is currently working on the following:
B. Paul Hernandez discussed the Third Frontier Network. This initiative is a project begun by OarNet and promoted by the Governor of Ohio to buy strands of fiber throughout the state. This will result in bandwidth no longer having to be leased from telecommunications companies which will, in turn, provide a tremendous amount of bandwidth capability at a nominal cost. The project will take approximately five years. Paul will keep the committee updated as this project moves forward.
C. The 2003 Faculty Computer Initiative-Verne Smith is negotiating special bundle pricing from Omni Tech, Apple, and other vendors for the purchase of computers. The list will be completed the first week of March and distributed to the UTC College Coordinators via email. The purchase of the computers will be fully funded by the Provost this year and will be transferred to the colleges in the near future.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2003 from 3 - 4p.m. in 267 University Hall.