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Governance roundup for February

Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC)

January 23 • Agenda • Summary

  • UOnline Director and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Cory Stokes reviewed the December Software Anywhere summit, which looked at virtual desktop and software virtualization opportunities. The ANTC voted to appoint a group to identify use cases across campus and evaluate the gap between those use cases and current offerings. The result will come back to the SITC for consideration.
  • Chief Technology Officer Jim Livingston reviewed the status of a campus working group focused on standardizing printer, copier and multi-function device management and service.
  • Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) Director Jon Thomas reviewed key findings from a survey on student technology issues that was created to inform Learning Spaces decisions by the Teaching & Learning Portfolio. Thomas was asked to lead a working group to evaluate ways to track computer lab usage statistics.
  • Earl Lewis informed the group of an upcoming project to retire a DNS service and push it to Infoblox. More information will be coming soon.
  • The next ANTC meeting will be held on February 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Eccles Broadcast Center, Dumke Room.

Teaching and Learning Portfolio

January 31 • Agenda • Summary

  • Cory Stokes reviewed the developments on the Software Anywhere summit discussions, and explained that both ANTC and SITC approved Stokes to act as executive sponsor and put together a working group from ANTC to discover use cases over the next 6-8 months.
  • Jon Thomas, director for Teaching and Learning Technologies, recapped the results of the student technology survey, and the portfolio discussed the need for consistent lab usage data to be collected across all campus labs.
  • Paul Burrows (TLT) reviewed the Learning Spaces funding timeline (everything is on schedule). Applicant interviews will be held February 13-22, and the Portfolio's deliberations will take place in a series of work sessions on March 28, 29, and 30. 
  • Wayne Samuelson (School of Medicine Vice Dean for Education) proposed a new policy that would require any portfolio member to sit out of the Learning Spaces deliberations when that Portfolio member's college's proposal is on the table. The Portfolio approved the new policy with no objections. 
  • The group discussed whether or not TLT should include labor costs in its quotes this year, and decided that it is indeed appropriate for TLT to do so (since labor costs are now included in the "possibly fund" Learning Spaces category). The group also decided that for TLT installation services, any Learning Spaces allocations for those specific services will go into a central fund that departments can pull from when ordering those services. 

Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC)

  • The next SITC meeting will be held on March 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Dumke Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.
Last Updated: 2/22/17