In attendance: Balint, Blood, Branthoover, Brzycki, Chiarulli, Donley, Giever, Kornfeld, McDevitt, McElroy, McFerron, Onyett, Pankaj, Reed, Sherwood, Smith, Woodland, Yuhas, Yost.
Excused: Asamoah, Dadson, Gruber, Janosko, McCoy, O'Neil, Pagnucci, VanWieren.
Absent: Gillham, Kemp.
Approval of Minutes from the November 5, 2008 Meeting.
The minutes were approved as posted on the ACPAC website.
Rick McFerron provided this report:
No changes in the membership.
Report from the On-line Learning Subcommittee (Brzycki)
Paper copy of report distributed. (recommendation). Significant discussion regarding On-line Learning sub-committee’s recommendation of Moodle as the new Learning Management System. The primary focus was on functionality. Discussion regarding technical issues and safety of the system. The wording of the draft recommendation to the Provost discussed. Revisions suggested specifically regarding the final paragraph.
Report from the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee (Onyett)
Report from the Student Operations Group (Pankaj)
Four items currently under review
Report from the CIO office (Balint)
Report from Funds Review Subcommittee (McFerron)
A document announcing the ACPAC Technological Exploration and Innovation Fund awards for 08-09 was distributed and discussed. Some changes were adopted regarding the dates. ACPAC approved the document. McFerron will make changes and send electronic copies to ACPAC members. Faculty representatives are asked to share this announcement with their respective colleges. McFerron will also send a copy of this announcement to each college dean and college technology manager.
In addition, McFerron will draft a message to be sent to all faculty. That message will be reviewed by ACPAC before being sent.
Plans are underway for the spring ACPAC Innovation Forum likely to be held in conjunction with Research Appreciation Week.
The Subcommittee presented an idea to create an award for Excellence in On-line Teaching. This idea will be developed and brought back to ACPAC in a more formal manner.
Report from the Student Computing Subcommittee (McDevitt)
Reports from the Action Teams:
Training/Professional Development Team -- Smith, Convener
Discussion of goals for this action team. Suggestions from team:
Qualitative Research Tools Team -- Giever, Convener
Reviewed 2 software packages – Recommendation expected by March.
Digital Repository Team -- Sherwood, Convener
Exploring test installs after the first of the year.
Open Source Software Team -- Sherwood, Convener
TOT is looking at and working with recommendations from ACPAC regarding recommended document formats. Await feedback from TOT.
PRS Team -- McFerron, Convener
Deferred to next meeting.
IT Service Levels in Colleges
Awaiting response from TOT (Technology Operations Team).
Recommendations for Improving Internal IUP Communications Tools (Sherwood)
Ken Sherwood shared a document that included suggestions for improving internal communications. IT Services will respond to the document. This will be brought back as an old business item at the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:37 PM.
Next Meeting: February 4, 2009
Prepared by Bill Balint with notes from Lynnan Mocek.
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