University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Technology Council

Technology Council
Monday, March 5, 2012

Present: Brenda Amenson-Hill, Scott Furlong, Craig Hanke, David Kieper, Mike Marinetti, Sue Mattison, Dan McIver, Kathy Pletcher, Chuck Rybak, Mike Stearney, Christine Vandenhouten; ex-officio: Paula Ganyard
Excused: Sharon Dimmer, Liz Leist, Zach Voelz
Guests: Linda Dupuis, Bill Hubbard, Mark Roe

  1. Called to order at 3:30 pm by Pletcher.
  2. Minutes: Minutes from the February 2012 meeting were approved as written.
  3. Academic Technology Services: Bill Hubbard was invited to address the Council about the reorganization and creation of Academic Technology Services. Bill presented an overview on the vision of bringing the LTC and Media Services together in one unit to provide services. He reviewed the timeline for then changes and renovation to the space in IS. The discussion that followed his presentation included:
    • Interest in better after hours support for classrooms, particularly with D2L, Blackboard Collaborate, etc.
    • Classroom support response time needs to stay at current level.
    • Consider ways to streamline the technology in the classrooms and standardize to help lighten the problems that arise in the classroom.
    • Appreciation was expressed regarding the new collaboration between the LTC and Adult Degree.
    • May have more demand from students as we continue to grow online classes.
    • Suggested that there be a widget in D2L that will take them to tech support such as the UW Colleges has.

    The Council was encouraged to contact Bill or Kathy with any further suggestions.

  4. Review of Workstation Policy: Mark Roe was invited to present changes that he would like to see made to the workstation policy. Mark explained to the Council how he uses this policy to determine whether or not to charge a department or central funding for a computer. Mark is requesting that some verbiage change to clarify things and address other issues such as LTEs, etc. The discussion included visiting faculty section is not clear, conference rooms with technology that are schedule beyond an individual department should be centrally funded, problem with student employees who are not at 50%, but often are on duty with a number of other students, so one computer is not sufficient, and kiosks are not addressed. A suggestion was also made for educating employees on how much their office technology costs. Mark will make some revisions to the document and bring it back to the April meeting.
  5. Next meeting: Monday, April 2, 3:30-4:30 pm
  6. Adjourn: 4:30 pm