University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Technology Council

Technology Council
Monday, December 3, 2012

Present: Brenda Amenson-Hill, Rajeev Bukralia (chair), Scott Furlong, Craig Hanke, Andy Kersten, David Kieper, Sue Mattison, Dan McIver, Eric Morgan, Chuck Rybak, Mike Stearney, Steve Vandenavond, Paul Wikgren, Kimberly Vlies; ex-officio: Paula Ganyard
Excused: Jacob Fabel
Guests: Angie Bauer, Jeff Benzow, Peter Breznay, Bansal Gaurav, Aeron Haynie, Leif Nelson, Brenda Tyczkowski

  1. Called to Order at 11:00 am by the chair.
  2. Minutes from the October 2012 – correction needed to be made in that Kimberly Vlies was not present. Motion by Rybak, seconded by Kieper, minutes approved.
  3. Innovation Lab Discussion – background was provided by Bukralia, that this was an issue that had come up with a number of discussions he has been having with faculty. This is a brainstorming session, no decisions have been made. A handout about some possible ideas was distributed to the Council and guests prior to the meeting as a place to start the discussion. The discussion included the following:
    • should the lab be physical, virtual or both?
    • should be non-proprietary
    • compensation/incentives for faculty need to be considered
    • faculty and students need to be engaged to ensure success
    • focus should be on teaching and learning, and faculty research
    • should be interdisciplinary
    • needs to remain flexible
    • figure out how this lab connects with CATL and ATS
    Next steps will be to define what the lab is, to identify overlaps between academic areas and administrative issues and to identify the impediments.
  4. Adjourned 12:00 noon