DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR MEETING SUMMARY –OCTOBER
meeting convened at
changes were requested to the minutes of the September 13, 2001
Information sessions are
planned for the coming year. (Frieze suggested that Council be kept
informed about use of technologies demonstrated in the past.)
will serve as a liaison to the Security subcommittee of the Senate
Computer Usage Committee.
REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING SERVICES & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
-- JINX WALTON
responded to some recommendations made by last year's subcommittees at the
close of the previous academic year.
bandwidth has been doubled to 160 mb. The
planned gigabit upgrade should improve quality of service.
guidelines are being developed. The expert partners program provides
departmental computer support personnel with tools and information about
what CSSD is doing. Varying levels of security are in place in the form of
firewalls. Server owners are responsible for virus screening. The Incident
Response Team plans to become more public and proactive.
Systems Failure: CSSD is buidling redundancy with the Pittsburgh Super Computer
and the Internet connection. CSSD is looking at disaster recovery.
Maher addressed Council and delivered the following charge.
Look at communications
with faculty regarding computing issues. Examine what other universities
are doing and make recommendations about the best way(s) to communicate
Review the guidelines for
the High Peformance Network Applications
Initiative that were developed last year.
Determine how well the past year's program worked.
Work with the Advisory
Council on Instructional Excellence on faculty training in and use of
information technology in the development of research strengths. See if
there are any holes in the program that need to be addressed.
further stated that even if the University can't afford to implement specific
technologies, it would be good to know what we'd like to do if we could afford
will be formed in response to the Provost's charge. Proposed membership for
initial subcommittees is as follows:
Performance Network Applications Initiative -- Dick, Galletta,
Communications -- Cohn, Frieze, Vana
will consult with Andrew Blair and Diane Davis regarding joint efforts with the
Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence on faculty training initiatives.