Council on Academic Computing
May 21, 2009
Next Year’s Agenda
Council members discussed activities that the Council
could sponsor next year. Suggestions
- Bringing in world-renowned
speakers to discuss the future of academic computing. These individuals would meet with the
Council and with other interested parties.
- Meeting with faculty members
from the Simulation and Modeling
Center. The Center hopes to sponsor an advanced
degree in scientific computing.
- Meeting with members of the Center
for Molecular and Materials Simulations.
The Center has sponsored courses on multi-scale computing
- Working with social
scientists to determine how they could use the University’s parallel
- Hosting a session during
which the Council members brainstorm about the future of academic
a seminar for graduate students, in which they learn how to create
professional quality web pages.
Computing Services and Systems Development
Jinx Walton, Director of Computing Services and Systems
Development, discussed several changes to CSSD systems:
- The University's IMAP e-mail
system will be upgraded.
- Blackboard was updated to
version 8 earlier this month
- CSSD will be launching a
Council also discussed NSF infrastructure grants.