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Governance roundup for January

Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC)

  • The committee voted to move forward with a more thorough analysis of the campus need for electronic signature tools. UIT’s Vendor Manager Bill Lutz and the Office of Software Licensing (OSL) will take the lead on requirements gathering and a needs analysis at the campus level. The Office of the CIO will investigate a possible Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) agreement. The analyses will happen in parallel, with priority placed on determining need and possible funding models for a campus agreement as quickly as possible.

  • 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 discussed current campus audio/visual standards in classrooms and other campus spaces. He proposed requiring that for any AV installation that deviates from the campus standards, the installer be required to provide the university with documentation about the installation and the coding embedded into the room controller module. Other possible changes discussed include advancing the use of University-wide AV standards, accounting for AV refurbishment cost and lifecycle for new construction projects, and working with the Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) to define standard specifications for Foundation Rooms. The committee approved TLT moving forward with contacting Facilities Management and the Senate Academic Committee on IT and returning to SITC with updated information, as well as working with ANTC to discuss tying non-standard rooms to TLT’s Fusion server for performance monitoring.
  • 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. After much discussion, the SITC agreed to ask the ANTC 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.
  • The committee approved a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit options for and allow for the selection and implementation of fully interactive Skype-like appointment management platform before the current E2E Appointment Manager license expires in August 2017.

Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC)

  • The next ANTC meeting will be held on January 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Dumke Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Teaching and Learning Portfolio

  • The next T&L portfolio meeting will be held on January 31, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Last Updated: 6/14/19