Council on Academic Computing (CAC)
Dr. George E. Klinzing, Chair
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Provost Maher addressed Council and delivered the following charge.
The Provost asked that CAC work in conjunction with the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence in assessing technology in the classroom. When asked about prioritizing his list, the Provost recommended that Council be broken into subcommittees for each of the five areas so that all of the issues can be addressed.
Klinzing will draft an RFP for Internet2 usage that Council can review at its next meeting. Gordon will hold educational workshops to trigger faculty interest. Friedman cautioned that as of the present time, faculty on the UPMC network cannot directly connect to Internet2 and would therefore be ineligible for the program. Klinzing opted to proceed with the RFP.
Subcommittees were formed for the first three areas of the Provost’s charge. The Bandwidth subcommittee will be comprised of Connolly, Dick, Gallettta, and Hoelzeman (Chair). The Systems Failure subcommittee will be comprised of Cohn (Chair), Frieze, and Stone. The Computer Security subcommittee will include Chandra, Draus (Chair), Hellman, and Jordan. Subcommittee chairs should convene their groups and deliver a short report at the next meeting of Council. Gordon and Walton were asked to provide a resource person for the Bandwidth and Systems Failure subcommittees. Robert James will work with the Computer Security subcommittee.
The Bandwidth subcommittee requested that be informed about hardware issues. Walton and Gordon were also asked to provide background information regarding the structure of the system, the administrative structure regarding decisions in these areas, and a crisis management plan.
The directors will report at the next meeting.
No new business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at