COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC COMPUTING
DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR
MEETING SUMMARY –
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David Young Miller, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), spoke to Council regarding use of SmartBoard technology in GSPIA. He began his talk by providing an overview of GSPIA's commitment to classroom upgrades. The three largest of GSPIA's seven classrooms were overhauled and brought online in Fall 2000. The School is now in the process of upgrading the other four classrooms -- all should be complete by Spring 2001. Along with the classroom renovations, GSPIA has made an investment in technical support. Support personnel are available for every class.
Current use of SmartBoard technology varies. The most basic use of the SmartBoard is projection of other applications, while more sophisticated users have found it to be a powerful tool for interactive instruction. Faculty and instructors can think of the SmartBoard as a chalkboard and using a traditional teaching technique; build on student response, make notes regarding points that arrive out of group discussion, and save those annotations as an html file for future reference or other audiences.
Many members of the GSPIA faculty have been energized by use of the new technology.
REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING SERVICES & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT -- JINX WALTON
Walton reported that CSSD is currently in the process of conducting a port inventory. The inventory should be complete by the end of November.
A wireless pilot project is also underway. Fifty cards have been distributed.
All but a few of the 92 e-mail kiosks have been installed. Eight units are reserved for the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning.
The subcommittee charged with examining the High Performance Network Applications Initiative was asked to review and make changes to last year's call for proposals. Klinzing also requested that the group develop criteria for judging the proposals and talk with last year's winners to check on their progress.
The Communications subcommittee has begun working on its charge. Cohn will serve as the point person for the group. Council members may be asked to help with survey administration.
Draus has been meeting with the Security subcommittee of the Senate Computer Usage Committee. The group will be examining CSSD's security plan.
No new business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at