Minutes of the meeting held 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November 16, 2009
Present: Derryl Block, Kate Burns, Lisa DeLeeuw, Sharon Dimmer, Scott Furlong, David Kieper, Jacob Lopez, Dan McIver, Daniel Meinhardt, Kathy Pletcher (chair), Tim Sewall, Mike Stearney Christine Vandenhouten, Zach Voelz
Guests: Diane Blohowiak, Paula Ganyard
- Called to order by chair at 2:00 pm
- Minutes: Minutes were approved with one minor spelling correction.
- Campus Guest Acceptable Use Policy – the Council reviewed the policy for the second time. Hearing no further changes the policy was approved and will be moved on to the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
- Lab Plan and Usage Statistics – The Council discussed the Lab Plan presented by Diane Blohowiak. The recommendation for 2010/11 is to lease 72 new PCs. The plan will be approved at the December meeting.
There was discussion on moving 5 machines from Wood Hall Lab to LS 102 lab to expand its use as a teaching lab. In addition to these 5 machines, an additional 3 would be added along with a projector to bring the total to 21, including the instructor’s station, in LS 102. Scott Furlong questioned if adding only 8 would be enough to have it used more often, given that the enrollment caps are higher. Diane will research the possible classes and report back next month.
Kate Burns shared a concern that Lab A only has 42 PCs and because of that the statistics classes, which have a cap of 45, have only the choice of using the Wood Hall lab.
It was discussed if the Dry Lab should be reduced to 7 or 8 PCs. Scott Furlong said that he would speak with Bob Howe about this and would report back at the next meeting.
Composition would like to move the MAC 120 lab back to CL109B. MAC 120 would become a tech classroom with the furniture that is currently in 109B. Diane is presenting this idea to be considered by Council.
- Low carbon computing and other sustainability measures – Sharon Dimmer had shared with the committee the article "Low-Carbon Computing." David Kieper shared a list of things that CIT has done to become greener. The complete list is available in the Tech Council documents on Gbshare. It was suggested by Sharon that there be an IT representative on the University Sustainability Committee. Scott Furlong agreed to follow-up with the committee on this idea. A faculty member had suggested that we install a printing protocol that would save on toner. Diane reported that while the font looked well on paper is was not as readable on the screen, which made it rather inefficient. Diane did say that they were working on some things to address toner issues. Green Print is a program that was also mentioned to help save on toner, but at a license fee of $35,000 the Council didn’t think that we should pursue that.
- Other business: There was no other business for the Council.
- Next meeting: December 7, 2009, 2:00 pm
- Adjourned: 3:00 pm