Minutes of the March 22, 1999, ITC Meeting were approved.
Mr. Ballard and Dr. Sachs gave an overview of the Microsoft license
agreement that will allow faculty and staff to use College purchased software
on home computers. The ITC members voted to approve home use of college
purchased software as allowed by the licenses. TSS is to work with the
LRC Directors to make the software available. The plan is to produce CD
ROMS with the Microsoft software and other useful software that allows
distribution to faculty. It will be available for checkout through the
LRCs sometime during the Summer.
Dr. Sachs requested ITC approval to use unspent 1998-99 Technology Plan
funds to purchase PCs. These PCs will be distributed according to the final
1999-2000 Technology Plan. Purchasing them at this time will make 1999-2000
funds available for other uses. The ITC approved this request. Final distribution
will be determined when the Technology Plan is approved.
A discussion was held concerning who was responsible for the cost of
new cabling on the campuses. In the past, the ITC decided that additional
cabling or relocation of cabling would be a campus expense. Concern was
expressed during the meeting about the cost of cabling for new employees
or additional student computers required by the Technology Plan. A motion
was made to establish a centralized cabling account for each campus, college
staff and ELI. The motion passed. This item will be included in the 1999-2000
A discussion of the membership and name of the Web Page Steering Committee
was held. This is the Committee that oversees issues related to the official
College web site and top level pages. A motion was made and approved to
change the name of the committee to The College Web Site Committee. It
was felt this more accurately described its function. A motion was made
and approved to change the membership as follows: add a representative
of the LRC Working Group, add the Webmaster, replace the Associate Dean
of Information Technology with a representative of the Dean of Information
Technology, and replace Mrs. Wilhelmi with a representative of Marketing
and Public Affairs. It was suggested that the College TLTR appoint the
faculty member of the Committee instead of the College Senate. This motion
was tabled pending official approval of the College TLTR by Administrative
Council. Dr. Sachs will arrange to have the appropriate members appointed
Membership on the ITC was discussed. Several groups had requested representation,
and the overall make-up of the ITC had not been reviewed since it was originally
established. The issue was tabled after a good discussion.
Mr. McGrory reported that the basic campus technology training was winding
down, but four of the five campuses had requested additional sessions.
The contract with CSS&T includes upgrades to Microsoft Office. The
Technical Applications Center continues to provide upper level training.
Technical staff training is on-going in NT Security, SMS, CISCO and Proxy
Server. Each campus will be sending staff to each course.
Dean Baker reported that the next VCCS Technology Council meeting will
be May 26-27 in Roanoke. She will share information from the meeting with
the ITC members. She also reported that she is a member of a VCCS task
force looking at e-mail and hard disk storage policy issues.
Doug Bracey presented a request from the Alexandria campus to use some
of their Lab Support funds to upgrade computers. The motion was defeated.
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