Technology Fee Advisory Committee Mtg (DRAFT)
November 19, 2003
Memorial Union, Crest Room
Chair - Sudhir Mehta, Otto Borchert, Dustin Massett, Joe Mathern, Kevin Brooks, Jeff Gerst, Kalpana Katti, Jane Cumber, Tom Moberg, Rian Nostrom, Marc Wallman, Cathy Hanson
Jerry Covington, Ryan Sandness, David Wittrock, Craig Schnell (ex-officio)
Comments from Sudhir Mehta:
Sudhir Mehta indicated that the TFAC funding recommendations submitted to Provost Schnell were all approved. They will be posted on the Web site shortly.
Sudhir Mehta, Tom Moberg, and Provost Schnell met to discuss the long-term wireless issue. More discussion is needed with regard to wireless. The proposal submitted this fall was for only 30 buildings and not the entire campus. Do we consider this on a larger scale basis? What's the total cost - inclusive of maintenance, people (need at least 1 FTE), and other factors? Does the campus really know exactly what it will take to do implement wireless.
Tom Moberg asked about the knowledge of this committee as it pertains to the classroom priorities established by the Computer Information Technology Planning and Goals committee (CITPG). CITPG solicits input from campus and make recommendations to Provost Schnell on which classrooms they feel are priority for technology enhancements.
Tom also discussed his philosophy regarding the need to establish a more overall campus technology plan that would encompass the collaboration of the various technology groups (i.e., CITPG, TFAC, etc) on campus. If each include clear direction for classrooms, and technology support and needs. Perhaps deciding major classroom technology issues like which classrooms get funded or not, should not be something this committee needs to wrestle with.
He asked about the criteria to evaluate the proposals. His thoughts were regarding long term issues such as does it fit into an overall campus plan, are there standards to equipment being used, has ITS been contacted/involved to know about support/maintenance issues, is the proposal fully costed out so all the "hidden" costs are there? There would be items he'd like to see in future proposal submissions.
There was general discussion regarding free printing in the clusters. A Way to better manage printing usage/resources for misuse and abuse continues to be investigated.
Subcommittees were requested to meet before the TFAC next meeting and to report on discussion, plans regarding the objectives.
Proposal Review Process:
Public Information & Focus Groups
Joe Mathern - Chair
Jane Cumber Chair
No further business, meeting adjourned