ITC : Information Technology Committee (ITC) Minutes

November, 23 2014

Information Technology Committee (ITC) Minutes

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12pm in OM 304D

Members Present:  Kathleen Hinga, Rona Gurkewitz, Mitch Wagener, Terry Wells, John DeRosa, Veronica Kenausis, Isaiah Thergood

Guests:  Kari Swanson

There were introductions made among those attending this ITC meeting.

At the beginning of the meeting, there was no quorum; only 50% of the members were present (M. Wagener left at 12pm, T. Wells arrived at 12:15pm)

                (need over 50% of members in attendance for quorum)

Old Business:

The ITC would like answers to the following questions:
How is hardware distributed to faculty on campus?
Please provide organizational chart for ITI
Please explain the refresh policy for faculty computers
Please provide a current list of faculty computers, in regards to the refresh policy, by school
What is the status of receiving Visual Studio 2013 software on campus?
How many PCs are in storage and need to be deployed?   

A faculty member asked for clarification on a rumor that there were 150 computers delivered during summer

Were they all used at VPA?

Why isn’t there a version higher than 8 for Internet Explorer at this university?

Classes in HTML 5 and web production need a higher version
IE 9 is in some classrooms, but not all

There was also a concern expressed for more training of faculty in Banner web

J. DeRosa volunteered to get these answers for the ITC from ITI

The following suggestions were made by the ITC to ITI:

Can WCSU lease computers?
Can WCSU out-source non-strategic ITI work?
Can there be a dedicated ITI person for each of the academic schools, for assistance daily?
Can there be an ITI Faculty Relations person?
Can there be an ITI Student Relations person?
Can there be an ITI Student Affairs person?

The purpose of the ITC was discussed:

To help develop the vision of WCSU Technology, with update from the BOR

ITC faculty members can’t help with this above, until operation needs have been met as described above

Below is a possible flow of ITC activity:

WCSU Technology Committee Chairs from each school give vision on technology to ITC
WCSU ITC members would then give this vision to ITI

There was also a question as to:  What is the responsibility of the ITI to Academic Computing?

New Business:

Election of Chair

It was expressed that the chair of this committee should be a faculty member
K. Hinga will contact the other faculty members on the ITC and have a side discussion
V. Kenausis will ONLY convene the ITC meetings for the rest of Fall 2014 until there is a Chair elected
There was a discussion of the duties of the ITC Chair

Send out email to call for agenda items for upcoming meeting
Prepare agenda, even if there are no agenda items submitted
Make minutes available to committee and university
Follow-up on any action items from minutes

Meeting Schedule

The November and December 2014 meetings will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month from
12pm to 1:30pm.

Changes in Bylaws

There was a discussion about making some changes in the ITC’s bylaws

Regarding membership

Include an ITI faculty advocate?

R. Gurkewitz will contact I. Thergood, SGA President, to suggest names of possible MIS or computer science students

I. Thergood will confirmed one of these students as a member of the ITC and will be at the next meeting


Meeting adjourned at 12:30pm

Next meeting is Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12pm in the Haas Library, 3rd floor, room 309

The last meeting of the Fall 2014 semester will be Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12pm in the Haas Library, 3rd floor, room 309