Minutes, March 28, 2018 (Approved)

A meeting of the Committee on Information Services was held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 PM in Library Room 150. The attendees were:

  1. Robert Adcock (SIS)
  2. Stefano Costanzi (CAS)
  3. Michael Fernandez (LIB)
  4. Katie Holton (CAS)
  5. Billie Jo Kaufman (WCL)
  6. Joseph Mortati (KSB)
  7. Rick Semiatin (SPEX)
  8. Sarah Menke-Fish (SOC)
  9. David Rose (CTRL)
  10. Nancy Davenport (LIB)
  11. Alan Issac (CAS)
  12. Stef Woods (CAS – by phone).

Minutes of the February meeting were approved unanimously.

The Committee reviewed and discussed the responses regarding the committee’s communication with the Office of University Registrar concerning the new grading platform and its functions.  After detailed discussion.  Stefano prepared a brief response requesting “custom” work be considered for “review” pages. This is particularly helpful for large glass grading purposes to prevent errors and to also request all schools be a part of any future testing before official roll-out.

Much discussion ensued regarding continued technology needs in classrooms. There has been some progress, a plan and funding appears to be on target for centrally controlled classrooms. There are issues of some other classrooms that have little or no technology. These rooms appear under School/Dean controls. The deans would need to request those $ from the provost.

There are some particular difficult situations for Fall 2018, when many sections of complex problems will be offered. Many of those sections are being taught in dorm rooms and the technology may not be adequate.

The committee would like for the OUR to consider when assigning rooms to go to a two-step approach much like what occurs for science labs.

If a professor requests technology for their teaching, add that need to the overall seat need.
There appears to be high tech teachers who don’t get assigned rooms with technology and folks who do secure high tech rooms who don’t want them.

The committee is interested in a complete inventory of all rooms available campus-wide for teaching now that the build-out of “new spaces” are complete.

The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will take place at 11am on April 18, 2018 in Library 150.

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