Categories » Advisory Groups

 
 
 

Items for Consideration from May 2009 meeting of the Languages Group

Categories: Advisory Groups, Items for Consideration, Languages

These questions were raised in the Languages Advisory Group’s May 2009 meeting.

What is the policy on PC to Mac switch (for faculty)?

If the faculty member’s primary computer is due for upgrade, s/he can choose from either of our standard models, Windows or Mac, for her/his new primary computer.  If the end of the four-year replacement cycle has not yet been reached, and there is a desire to switch platforms, LIS will do what we can within budget limits to meet the request, but we cannot always guarantee that we can supply a brand new model.  LIS is committed to providing all faculty with the equipment they need for their teaching and research, within the limitations of the budgets we have available.

What’s the upgrade schedule for XP to Vista?

There is no upgrade schedule to Vista.  LIS has decided leap-frog over Vista and go directly to Windows 7 when the time is appropriate.  We have ordered all new equipment to date with a downgrade to Windows XP Pro with service pack 3.  Our reasoning:  Vista introduced too many challenges to our support structure and to our end users.

What’s faculty equipment replacement schedule going forward in the new fiscal climate?

There is no change to the LIS replacement schedule.  The replacement cycle is based on a four-year deployment.  The only caveat is that LIS will more closely scrutinize requests for any additional machines (i.e., beyond the standard “one primary computer per faculty/staff member.)

Items for Consideration from May 2009 meeting of the Sciences Group

Categories: Advisory Groups, Items for Consideration, Sciences

–THIS PAGE WILL NOT BE UPDATED ANY FURTHER–

These are questions and suggestions that were raised in the Sciences Advisory Group’s May meeting. More

Notes from May 2009 meeting of the Sciences Group

Categories: Advisory Groups, Sciences

The Sciences Advisory Group met on May 20, 2009

Attending: Carrie Macfarlane, Matt Landis, Jason Mittell, Steve Sontum, Bill Hegman, Pete Ryan, Matt Dickerson, Shel Sax, Stephen Ratcliffe, Bill Peterson, Roger Sandwick, Jason Mittell

The topics of this meeting were:

  • Web Makeover
  • Segue
  • Research and technology instruction for students

More

Social Science Advisory Group – Notes from 2nd Mtg.

Categories: Social Sciences

May 19, 2009

Present: Bob Prasch, Thierry Warin, Anne Knowles, Bert Johnson, Brenda Ellis, Kathy Morse, Shel Sax, Joe Antonioli, David Stoll

Agenda: Web Makeover; Future Plans for Course Mangement Systems: Segue, etc.; Tracking Issues

More

Notes from Meeting 2 of the Humanities Advisory Group

Categories: Advisory Groups, Humanities

Humanities Advisory Group Meeting Notes

(recorded by Shel Sax ; reviewed by Andy Wentink and Holly Allen)

The Humanities Advisory Group met at 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in LIB105.

Attending: Holly Allen, Judy Watts, Brett Millier, MaryEllen Bertolini, Randy Ganiban, Heidi Graswick, Brenda Ellis, Dana Barrow, Pieter Broucke, Shel Sax, Andy Wentink, Amy Morsman, Will Nash, and for 10 minutes Joe Antonioli

Agenda

1. Impact of impending web makeover on departments

2. Sunsetting of Segue as a course management system and the process of finding its replacement

3. Discussion of research and technology instructions for students. What topics should be covered during the First Year Seminar orientations that are most relevant to the Humanities division?  What research and technology skills should students possess upon graduation and how can we best provide training, support and development of these skills

More

Items for Consideration from February 2009 meeting of the Sciences Group

Categories: Items for Consideration, Sciences

–THIS PAGE WILL NOT BE UPDATED ANY FURTHER–

These are questions and suggestions that were raised in the Sciences Advisory Group’s February meeting. More

Notes from the First Arts Advisory Group Meeting

Categories: Advisory Groups, Arts

Arts Advisory Meeting:
Monday, April 13, 2009
Present: Jennifer Ponder (light design and tech), Jason Mittell, Alex Draper, Judy Watts, Andy Wentink, Shel Sax More

Notes from May 2009 meeting of the Languages Group

Categories: Languages

The Languages Advisory Group met on May 14, 2009.

Attending: Co-conveners Bryan Carson (LIS) and Brigitte Humbert (French), Tom Beyer (Russian/FLAC Rep.),  Kyoko Davis, Enrique Garcia (Spanish), Larry Yarbrough (Religion/Arabic), Alex Chapin (LIS).

Topics for this meeting were

  • College Web Makeover information and discussion
  • Future Plans for Course Management Systems (Segue)
  • Follow-up on Previous Action items
    • Web-based recording (Wimba/Clear)
    • Moodle/Measure demo and discussion

Alex Chapin was the guest star of the meeting giving a short presentation and answering questions about Moodle/Measure, our online testing system for languages. More

Languages Advisory Group Agenda, May 2009

Categories: Advisory Groups, Languages

When: Thursday, May 14, 4:00-5:00
Where: LIB 145

Web Makeover

  • How do you envision your Website?
  • Who is the point person for your Website?
  • Talk about 400 stories for White Whale.
  • Questions More

Sciences Advisory Group Agenda, May 2009

Categories: Advisory Groups, Sciences

When: Wednesday, May 20, 1:30-2:30
Where: MBH 331

Agenda:
1. Update on web makeover (10 min.)
2. Update on Segue (10 min.)
3. Discussion of research and technology instruction for students (40 min.)

In preparation for Wednesday’s meeting, would you ask your departments:  More