Minutes, February 21, 2018 (Approved)

A meeting of the Committee on Information Systems (CIS) was held Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from Noon to 1:00PM in the Training & Events Room of the University Library.

The attendees were:

Robert Adcock (SIS)

Stefano Costanzi (CAS)

Michael Fernandez (LIB)

Terry Fernandez (OIT)

Billie Jo Kaufman (WCL) by phone

Joseph Mortati (KSB)

Rick Semiatin (SPEX)

Stef Woods (CAS) by phone

Alan Issac (CAS)

David Rose (CTRL)

Nancy Davenport (University Library)

The minutes of the November meeting were approved unanimously.

There was a discussion on “rebalancing” CIS.  There appears that after careful review, there is no need to rebalance.  The committee expressed agreement with the current structures and transition going forward.

If anyone from the committee is interested in serving as Vice Chair of the Senate.  Lura Graham is collecting nominations.  You may self-nominate or nominate another.  The nomination and a brief bio needs to go to Lura.

Other information shared from the Senate is further adjustment to the SET; they are looking at a shorter version and another pilot. New questions will be more course based and less personal preferences.

The Senate continues to review Human Resource interest in “background checks” for faculty positions. There is significant discussion and some “push back”.  There is also a discussion regarding “sexual consensual relations” language especially “while enrolled in classes”.

The Committee hosted Jill Klein.

Jill shared information on how some changes have evolved.  There was discussion about various gaps.  They realize things are not perfect but there is intention is to reach out to faculty and this committee going forward. Although renovations to CTRL are underway, there aren’t any changes as to the workshops and support that CTRL offers faculty. The hope is that faculty who are able will utilize the renovated CTRL space for coffee, conversation and collaboration.

There are wide varieties of devices on campus and some software needs create issues.

CIS will make efforts to send representations to ATSC.

There was discussion about grade input and other issues regarding the new grade features. Rick will prepare an official recommendation regarding these issues for committee approval via email. Once approved, the recommendations will be presented to the Faculty Senate.

The next meeting will be March 21, 2018.