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Evaluation & Planning

Meeting Minutes
October 24, 1996

Agenda:

I. Call to Order
II. Meeting Minutes
III. Announcements
IV. Special Assistant for Technology Report
V. Subcommittee Reports
VI. Other Business
VII. Adjourn

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I. Call to Order
Chair Val Tareski called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.
Members present: Val Tareski, Joan Chapek, John Fossum, John Grosen, Cathy Hanson, Bill Maki, Prakash Mathew, Phil McClean, Bill Perrizo, Larissa Schmidt

Members absent: Troy Guenther, Craig Schnell, Erik Sonju, Suzann Willison

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II. Meeting Minutes
Copies of corrected minutes from 9/26/96 were distributed. John Grosen moved and John Fossum seconded motion to approve minutes as corrected. Motion passed.

Minutes for the 10/10/96 meeting were distributed. Larissa Schmidt moved and Phil McClean seconded motion to approve minutes. Motion passed.

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III. Announcements
Next meeting date - November 7, 1996

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IV. Special Assistant for Technology Report
Dr. Maki reported work was in progress to obtain information as to what other institutions were doing in regard to how they handled and distributed Technology Fees dollars. UND has a process similiar to ours. Request for proposals are done twice yearly. UND started fee collection last spring, their first round emphasized open access and computer clusters. Their second round was more specialized and broader in scope. Identification tags have been placed on larger items indicating such items were purchased through funds from technology fees.

John Fossum also obtain information from UND regarding a more specific list of items purchased with technology funds.

Questions arouse in relationship to what does the term technology mean -- the committee felt comfortable taking a broad definition, with viewing all the components (i.e. personnel, maintenance, infrastructure) which contribute to technological improvements to be acceptable in actions plans.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs funding request for administration support is nearly complete.

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V. Subcommittee Reports

Evaluation of Past Funding Process:
A full page report was submitted by this committee. Overall, the committee felt the process for the first year's funding cycle worked very well. Several recommendations were provided with main emphasis being on an earlier due date and increased documentation.
Additional comments were related to maintaining the Web site for historical tracking purposes. Information housed on the Web Site could include such things as the letter from State Board related to the Technology Fee funding as well as the list of currently funded projects.

Monitoring Funded Action Plans:
This committee reported progress was being made to develop a template for the Web which would allow for person(s) who are responsible for a funded project to report on the projects history, objectives, and completion date.
To gain student input, focus groups should be formed representing a cross-section of the student population. Advisory committee members agreed this would be the fastest and most efficient method to gain the information needed to determine what concerns, ideas and suggestions students in regard to the technology fee process.

Everyone agreed to move forward immediately with forming the focus groups. It was suggested that the Mass Communication Department be used to help in this effort. They can provide trained facilitators for the groups to solicit input and feedback in the discussions.

Soliciting New Action Plans:
This committee presented a written report as well. Ideas from this committee were much the same as what has been previously discussed. Creating a template to submit requests, moving up the deadline, holding open forums, along with seeking advertising methods were all matters this committee had addressed and recommended.
There was additional discussion about the deadline for proposals with a date yet to be specified.

Identification Labels and Logo:
The student representatives presented a written report on their findings regarding identification labels and a logo. As previously discussed they were satisfied with placing labels on items of a larger nature - using "supported by" as the language on the label. They will work with University Relations in the development of the logo design.
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VI. Other Business
Due to time constraints, the remainder of the agenda was tabled for discussion until the next meeting. Val Tareski did make a final comment that the President approved the concept of having formal alternative members to the TFAC.

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VII. Adjourn
Meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Cathy Hanson & John Grosen

 


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