Council on Academic Computing (CAC)
Dr. George E. Klinzing, Chair
The meeting was called to order at
No changes were requested to the minutes of the
The first hour of the next meeting will again be reserved for the subcommittees.
Laptop Program Review -- Council was asked to talk
with faculty in their units about interest in a laptop program and forward
findings to Klinzing. Walton will arrange a demo of Smart Board
technology for the next meeting of Council. Friedman will contact
individuals at the
Internet2 Request for Proposals – Chow and Karimi were asked to examine the first draft of the RFP. Council was also asked to comment on the draft. It was suggested that faculty salary be allowed with a one-month salary cap. Walton is to provide a list of which areas of campus have access to Internet2. A seminar will be planned for faculty who are interested in using the high-speed connection. A seminar will also be planned for award recipients to help them harness the technology. Other suggestions for the RFP: high performance should be defined, the deadline should be moved to March 15, “rich environment” in the last sentence of page one should be clarified, proposal length should be up to 10 pages.
Bandwidth Subcommittee – Hoelzeman reported that the group met for the first time today. The group will meet again to determine what is economically feasible and will conduct a comparison with other universities.
Systems Failure Subcommittee – Cohn reported that this particular issue falls under business continuity planning which goes beyond the scope of the group. This group will begin cataloging disruptions. The group also discussed a possible back-up relationship with another university and pending problems with electronic grant submission. Other areas of discussion included: financial issues, problems for UNA machines, computer laboratories, and student work submissions.
Security Subcommittee – This subcommittee did not report.
Walton reported that there have been no performance problems reported with CourseInfo. Work is underway for full implementation of Blackboard 5 by Fall 2001. Cohn voiced a concern regarding the difficulty with course cloning. Klinzing is to contact Diane Davis regarding this problem.
CSSD is moving forward with the modem pool upgrade. There will be restrictions on the amount of time for a login and concurrent logins. The project should be completed by mid-January.
There is a project plan in place for a Web infrastructure upgrade.
No new business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at