Council on Academic Computing
THE COMMITTEE CHARGE
Provost Maher delivered the Committee charge. He asked the Council to:
· Explore how the University can satisfy the future needs of both the academic community and the individual researcher over the next five to ten years.
· Help develop a faculty version of the University portal, which is currently available only to students.
THE BLACKBOARD SOFTWARE
Committee members subsequently discussed the charge with Provost Maher. Discussion centered upon electronic teaching tools, in particular the Blackboard software. Members of the Committee expressed concerns regarding:
Members of the Committee expressed concern regarding the disparity in computer training among different departments. In particular, the humanities faculty seem to lack adequate training. This lack of knowledge can be attributed to both the inability of the Humanities departments to hire technical help and a lack of knowledge of the resources available via CIDDE.A possible alternative would be to create a program where CIDDE staff periodically travel to different departments and offer specialized assistance.
Dr. Klinzing announced the formation of the subcommittees that are to fulfill the Provost’s charge. These subcommittees and their members are: