University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Technology Council

Technology Council
Minutes of the meeting held
February 7, 2011

Present: Derryl Block, Kathleen Burns, Adam Dahlka, Sharon Dimmer, Scott Furlong, Paula Ganyard, Craig Hanke, David Kieper, Liz Leist, Dan McIver, Kathy Pletcher (chair), Tim Sewall, Zach Voelz
Not present: Mike Stearney, Christine Vandenhouten

  1. Called to order
  2. Minutes approved as written.
  3. IT action plan - Kathy reviewed the IT Action Plan with the Committee. It was suggested that once Wood and Rose are done we should evaluate where we are in terms of technology in the class rooms. Do we enough hi-tech classrooms? Do we have the right configuration in the current classrooms? Are we meeting the instruction technology needs of the faculty? What are the gaps? This will be assigned to the LITC.
  4. Academic Buildings and Residence Life Network Upgrade - David shared an update on the wireless project. The University has selected Aruba as our wireless platform. The project costs are estimated at $600,000 and will be phased in over three years. One key point in making the choice was to make sure that we could do this without the need of additional staff to manage the system. The phase 1 equipment has been purchased and will be deployed over the next nine months in the Union, Library, MAC, Environmental Science, Wood Hall, and Rose Hall. The network engineer has gone to training and will begin deployment in March. Residence Life will be completed over the summer. It will take the remainder of the year to complete all of the buildings in phase 1.
  5. Password Complexity - As part of the rollout of HRS discussions have been taking place system-wide about password security. David explained our current level of password requirements and the recommendations that would bring us into LOA2 compliance. The committee discussed which level we should be at and agreed that we should move to 10 characters, changing passwords every 6 months, allowing 20 guesses before being locked out for 60 minutes.
  6. SIS Photo Policy - follow-up - It will be setup so that Residence Life will be able to have access to only the students that live on campus. Faculty and advisors will have access to all student photos.
  7. Other business - due to time the committee was not able to discuss two items: social media policy and exploring a laptop initiative. Both items will be put on the March meeting’s agenda.
  8. Next meeting - March 7, 2010
  9. Adjourned at 3:30pm