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Meeting Minutes September 19, 1996

Agenda:|

I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Announcements
IV. Organizational matters
V. Historial Review
VI. Special Assistant for Technology Report
VII. Review the President's Charge
VIII. Adjourn

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I. Call to Order
Chair Val Tareski called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.
Present were Joan Chapek, John Fossum, John Grosen, Troy Guenther, Bill Maki, Phil McClean, Prakash Mathew, Bill Perrizo (recorder - this meeting), Erik Sonju, Larissa Schmidt and Val Tareski (chair).

Absent were Craig Schnell (ex officio and extremely busy) and Suzann Willison (has a conflict and extremely busy). The loss of their input and wisdom was strongly felt.

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II. Introductions
Committee members introduced themselves.

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III. Announcements
The tentative meeting times for the rest of the term are:
Sept. 26
Oct. 10
Oct. 24
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Dec. 5
Dec. 19 (?...if needed)
These meetings will start at 3:30 p.m. in the Crest Room of the Memorial Union. Committee members are scheduled to meet with the Student Senate on Oct. 6 at 6:30 PM.

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IV. Organizational matters
The web page will hold the official documents and minutes. It was decided informally that the committee's listserve list would include only committee members. Others interested in the details of committee meetings are invited to get minutes from the web site: www.ndsu.nodak.edu/~tareski/techfee/

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V. Historial Review
The following historical review of 1995-96 Committee activity was presented.

  • 1995-96 Technology Fee Committee Overview Fall, 1995, was spent creating a Call For Proposals, among other issues.
  • We came up with four key request areas (computer peripherals, computer network access, classroom technology, training).
  • We meet in subcommittees to establish specifics on each key area. After several rounds of subcommittee and full committee meetings we produced a Call For Proposals (first cut).
  • We conducted Open Forums and Student-Group Forums in February to refine and tune the Call.
  • We established a comment-line voice mail box for further student input.
  • We did a survey of student opinion (via the Spectrum) in March.
  • The surveys pointed to two priority needs (confirming the committees prior assessment), namely, computer printers (peripherals) and access (computer network access).
  • Classroom improvements was somewhat more highly rated than training.
  • A full report and recommendation was given to the VPAA and President in March. The Call For Action Plans went out to the campus community in April.
  • The committee met in May, 1996 to discuss and evaluate the plans that had been submitted.

A recommendation was given to the VPAA and President in May. The committee adjourned until August of 1996.

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VI. Special Assistant for Technology Report
Bill Maki reported that 15 action plans were approved totaling $524,029. The Multimedia Classroom plan was revised to include more for less money! The WWW project is still being worked out (overlap with a PPRC proposal). No income figure is confirmed, but Old Main is allowing deficit spending, that is, permitting expenditures before the actual revenues are in hand. There was discussion of public relations efforts. The idea of running a logo contest was tabled for further discussion (e.g., at the Oct. 6 Student Senate meeting). A three sentence Lay Summary will be requested of all funded projects. Feature articles will be requested of University Relations.

There is some interest in knowing what other campuses are doing. Bill Maki will look into this.

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VII. Review the President's Charge
The President's charge letter was reviewed.

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VIII. Adjourn
Meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Bill Perrizo


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