|Present:||Max Bassett (chair), Alison Baker, Arnie Bradford, Tom Butler, Fran Emory, Yitna Firdyiwk, Dan Himes, Gail Kettlewell, Laura McCullough, Paul McVeigh, Vince Pizzurro, Evelyn Potts, Neil Reynolds, Steven Sachs, John Sener, Lionel Sylvas, Charlotte Wilhelmi|
|Others Present:||George Duffy, James Van Dyke|
The training plan and training budget will be reviewed at the October, January and March ITC meetings to insure that the plan activities and funds are being appropriately targeted.
Pg. 7 - references to a specific training camp will be changed to reflect that each campus will conduct on-going training events as part of an annual training plan.
Pg. 10 - clearly define the role of the training coordinator as providing back-up and coordination of training activities with Human Resources, the Associate Dean for Information Technology, the CITG Training Committee and others as appropriate.
Pg. 13 - indicate that the Mentoring Network was part of the TLTR mission and not a separate group.
Pg. 23 - an additional trainer to support Annandale and Alexandria will be hired, but the total budget for trainers will remain the same. The trainers will report to the campuses.
Pg. 24 - the plan will reflect that the training funds can cover credit and non-credit courses offered through the college.
Pg. 25/26- training manuals are not needed for every person and the plan should specify that sets of manuals should be easily accessible. A specific decision on which manuals and what type of distribution is appropriate should be determined as part of each campuses training plan. Dr. Bradford will convene the CITG Training Committee for a specific proposal.
This training plan is not designed to address the need for IST faculty to upgrade their technical skills.
The Technology Training Plan was approved by the ITC and will be forwarded with the approved changes to the Administrative Council with the notation that it intended as a framework and that all activities may not be fully implemented since only $700,000 is actually available.
Pg. 27 - the plan should provide some courses that are transitions between software packages rather than assuming all users are starting at a basic level.
b. Computer repair - there is an existing state contract based on time and materials for PC repair at a rate of approximately $30/hr. Work will continue to develop options that will best meet campus needs. A funding plan is also still under development.
c. Facility upgrades - power and other infrastructure upgrades to the physical plan are being reviewed by consultants and will be made as needed and will be made as quickly as possible. All new power required may not be installed at the same time computer cabling is completed. Some HVAC needs will have to be met with stop-gap measures until funds for major upgrades are provided to the College.
Cabling infrastructure upgrades were due to be completed by mid-March and now are scheduled to be completed by August 1.
Roll-out of Year 1 PC's was due at the end of April, but now will begin in April and extend through mid-May.
Installation and testing of the new NT-network servers was scheduled for April with conversion scheduled for mid-June, and is currently on-going with installation expected this Summer.
Training which was scheduled to be on-going in conjunction with new PC roll out, and has been on-going and will increase as new PC's are installed.
Conversion to MS Office and the NT network was scheduled for June/July, and is progressing for conversion during July/August.
Dr. Bradford reported on the VCCS statewide student computer literacy task force. The Chancellor has called for the creation of very specific standards for all certificate and degree students. Dr. Bradford and Dr. David Williams are both on the task force and would welcome suggestions.
cc: Dr. Ernst
Notes prepared by:
Steven G. Sachs
Associate Dean for Information Technology
Max L. Bassett
Dean of Academic and Student Services
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