COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC COMPUTING
DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR
MEETING SUMMARY –
meeting convened at
HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORK APPLICATIONS INITIATIVE
Project updates from previous HPNAI winners continued.
"Next-Door" Videoconferencing for
Levy spoke to Council regarding this project which utilizes videoconferencing software to facilitate multidisciplinary research. The software was purchased from Vianet.com and utilizes a large amount of bandwidth. It is compatible with industry standards and relatively inexpensive ($500 for the software plus the cost of a camera and headphone).
Klinzing will contact Gorin and Warnicki to present a status report of their project to Council at a future meeting.
changes were requested to the minutes of the
Communications -- Cohn
Cohn reported that the survey asking faculty to identify communication preferences was distributed by mail with the assistance of Carol Baker in the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching. A random group of more than 400 faculty on the
She presented the preliminary findings of the survey to Council and asked for advice on how to proceed. Council members agreed to accept the results of the initial survey. It was suggested that faculty rankings of respondents be checked. Cohn will examine the faculty rankings of the respondents and draft a survey question for members of the AAU regarding communications with faculty.
Faculty Training --
Klinzing reported that this group (combined with members of ACIE) has met and will examine what faculty want and need in regard to faculty training.
Security -- Draus
Work of the SCUC subcommittee has temporarily been put on hold.
High Performance Network Applications Initiative -- Hoelzeman
Klinzing reported that the February 19 information session was well attended. Jay Graham and George Mallick of CSSD were on hand to answer questions of faculty regarding potential uses of high bandwidth connections.
REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING SERVICES & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT -- JINX WALTON
The port verification, relabeling, and verification project is complete. All units have been sent copies of their port inventories. Charging will begin for all administrative ports, retroactive to January 1.
are underway to install a redundant link to
Evaluation and renegotiation of Telecommunications contracts continues.
No new business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at