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Fall Organizational Meeting & Distribution of Proposals

Technology Fee Advisory Committee
Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 8, 2007
IACC 204 – 9:00 a.m.

Members Present
: Kevin Brooks, Geoffrey Childress, Anne Denton, Brian Fier, Gary Fisher, Jeff Gerst, Lalita Jyoti, Kalpana Katti, Rian Nostrum, Marc Wallman, David Wittrock

Members Absent: Peter Gregory, Cathy Hanson, Abram Jackson, Christopher McEwen, Bonnie Neas (The names of voting members are presented in regular type.  The names of non-voting members are presented in italics type.)

 The meeting was “called to order” at 9:00 a.m. in IACC 204 North.

I.        Approval of minutes from last meeting
Minutes of the past meeting were not formally approved.  This was our first meeting of the 2007-2008 academic year.  The previous meeting, Friday, March 9, 2007, dealt with ranking of action plans and formulating recommendations to R. Craig Schnell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (last visited November 8, 2007 at http://tfac.ndsu.edu/minutes/all_minutes_pages_here/academic_year_20062007/march_9_2007/).

II.      Open discussion
1)      Committee members introduced themselves.  Several shared their years of service on the committee and their experience with the committee processes.

2)      Gerst presented a brief history of the committee.  The North Dakota Legislature authorized the issue of $4 million in revenue bonds to pay for campus networking infrastructure in spring 1995.  The State Board of Higher Education required campuses to begin collecting a Technology Fee in the fall 1995 to help pay back the revenue bond.  President Thomas Plough established the Technology Fee Advisory Committee in fall 1995.  The committee was to make recommends to him on when the fee should be started and on how funds could best be used to benefit students. The Technology Fee was collected for the first time in the fall 1996.

The make up of the committee has changed over the years.  So also has the administrator to whom recommendations are made.  There are presently twelve voting members on the committee, six student members, three staff members, and three faculty members.  The committee presents its recommendations to Bonnie Neas, Vice President for Information Technology. 

3)      Seven action plans from five departments were submitted for review (Table 1).  Primary and secondary reviewers were assigned (Table 2).

Table 1 Technology Fee Action Plans for Fall 2007

Log #

Project Director

Department

Project Title

Type

Request

0706

William Burns

Counseling Center, Disability Services

Better Customer Service through Streamlined Management Software

New

$27,500.00

0707

Michael Thrasher

Department of Music

The Online Fine Arts Listening Library: Providing Access to Instructional Material through Wireless Streaming Audio

Renewal

$18,957.00

0708

Michael Thrasher

Department of Music

Online Bibliographic Database of Graduate-Level Research in Music

New

$2,136.00

0709

Michael Thrasher

Department of Music

Innovative Delivery and Access to Music Notation and Production Software

New

$3,600.00

0710

Nancy Lilleberg

Information Technology Services

Increasing collaboration, learning and sharing within Blackboard via Campus Pack tools

New

$11,625.00

0711

Sheree Kornkven

Information Technology Services

Help Desk Checkout Equipment Renewal

Renewal

$12,060.00

0712

Steve Winfrey

NDSU Memorial Union

Digital Signage and Emergency Alert Project

New

$80,000.00

Total

$155,878.00

Table 2 Action Plan Reviewers

Log #

Project Director

Primary Reviewer

Secondary Reviewer

0706

William Burns

Rian Nostrom

Lalita Jyoti

0707

Michael Thrasher

Kevin Brooks

Christopher McEwen

0708

Michael Thrasher

Kevin Brooks

Christopher McEwen

0709

Michael Thrasher

Kevin Brooks

Christopher McEwen

0710

Nancy Lilleberg

Kalpana Katti

Brian Fier

0711

Sheree Kornkven

Anne Denton

Abram Jackson

0712

Steve Winfrey

Gary Fisher

Geoffrey Childress

4)      The reviewers will meet with the Project Directors to investigate the merits of that particular action plan more in depth, which will help when questions may arise during the review process. The full committee will meet in approximately two weeks (week of October 22-26)  to rank Action Plans and to make recommendations to VP Neas.  We will attempt to reserve the Group Decision Center for our meeting.

III.    New business
Marc Wallman reminded the committee of the Student Government’s past desire for greater accountability of how technology fee dollars were actually expended by Project Directors.   Gerst will include this topic at a future meeting.

IV.   Adjournment
Gerst adjourned the meeting at about 10:00 a.m.
Minutes taken by:  Jeff Gerst


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