Minutes from ITS Leadership consultation on April 28, 2011
Information Technology Services Leadership:
Robin Daugherty, Interim CIO; John Myers, Instructional Technology Consultant; Luke Withrow, University Webmaster; Rebecca Bruce, Associate Director and Professor, Computer Science; Jim Kuhlman, University Librarian; Susan Reiser, Lecturer, Multimedia Arts and Sciences; Lisa Honeycutt, Benefits and Systems Manager, Human Resources; and, Richard Glass, Network Coordinator
Working Group listener:
Christine Riley, Chief of Staff; Don Gordon, Director of Design and Construction; and, Gregg Kormanik, faculty
1. ITS personnel are spread throughout campus. That is not ideal.
2. Server rooms are inadequate.
3. Need flex space for training, professional development.
4. Robinson was built for academic classrooms, not for the security needs of ITS. A more secure facility would be desirable.
5. We need a better way to designate who gets smart classrooms. Generally need better use of space planning.
6. Plan for the eventuality of a laptop/notebook requirement for students.
7. Develop apps for students.
8. Need for more robust wireless system. If we’re expecting everyone to be using it, we’ll need for it to handle that sort of traffic.
9. Need more spaces for students to gather to work and study.
10. Smart classrooms:
- There is no place for a blackboard (or whiteboard). Need both the projected screen and a place to write for effective teaching.
- Standardized equipment in each smart classroom.
- From the faculty perspective, need to accommodate the user. There’s also the scheduling issue.
- More personnel are needed to support the user (education and application).
11. Make sure we have the resources and funding for equipment, support and personnel prior to expansion.
12. Consider raising our technical skills standards for hiring.
13. Need to renovate Lipinsky, Carmichael and HLH. Lipinsky Auditorium is one of the first places that new students see during orientation.
14. Need more space for professional development and training in ITS.
15. Several people across campus are doing the same scheduling function, all in a different way. Is there a way to streamline the process?
16. Distance Learning Services will continue to grow.
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