Meeting Notes - June 20, 2007
Technology Task Force Notes
Wednesday June 20, 2007
Time: 3:00 – 4:30
1) Approval of Notes from June 6, 2007
The notes were approved.
2) De Anza College Technology Plan Feedback from College Council
W. Chenoweth displayed the document with feedback from College Council. The feedback was mainly from the Student Services area. The team reviewed and discussed the suggestions and made amendments. The tech plan would go back to College Council in fall quarter 2007 for review and final approval.
3) De Anza College Technology Vision Statement Feedback from College Council
W. Chenoweth displayed the document with feedback from College Council. The feedback was mainly from the Student Services area. The team reviewed and discussed the suggestions in depth and made amendments. The vision statement would go back to College Council for review and final approval in fall quarter 2007.
4) Quick Updates
Catalyst: L. Elvin reviewed the document on the web site named Catalyst 1.8 Calendar. K. Metcalf explained the challenges, development cycles, and the implementation timeline.
WCMS: The WCMS group had identified OmniUpdate and Cascade as possible WCM systems. Manila would continue to be supported.
The following additions were made to the agenda:
5) Communications Between Decision Makers and End Users - B. Grobman
B. Grobman related four experiences to highlight her concerns regarding district standards, MAUI, smart classrooms, and tablet chairs in the classrooms.
D. Mitchell related two experiences regarding faculty computers.
Grobman and Mitchell recommended that decision makers ask for feedback from the end users to ensure good decisions are made regarding items purchased for the college.
B. Grobman also talked briefly about the replacement for MAUI.
6) Delays on Deployment of Faculty Computers - S. Heffner
S. Heffner reported that some faculty had waited up to 8 months for their replacement computers. He had researched the reason for the delay and had received various responses. He suggested that protocols be built into future computer purchases to make the process more efficient.
7) Scheduling for next year’s TTF meetings
W. Chenoweth had received a request from the DASB to reschedule the Technology Task Force meeting. Rescheduling this meeting may not be possible due to conflicts with other college meetings and the members’ teaching/work schedules.
This was the last meeting of AY 2006-07. The next scheduled meeting is in fall quarter on 10/17/07.
Present: C. Castillo, W. Chenoweth. T. Dolen, L. Elvin, S. Heffner, L. Jeanpierre, M. Kahn, S. Luciw, K. Metcalf, D. Mitchell, J. Mowrey, C. Owiesny, W. Pritchard. Guest: B. Grobman.