Committee goals for the year (review role of committee)
Reviewed charge of the committee
We will look into an online platform (Sharepoint?)
Next time: we will review committee charge, Partic. Gov. Handbook, and begin to discuss any changes.
Classroom technology – the committee would like to review and facilitate the implementation of smart classrooms and conference rooms (for example, is there a baseline of equipment (80%) and then can 20% could be customized based on the needs of the program?)
Monitor and maintain the new network (wifi) access system(s)
Provide input (oversight) to better integrate technology in the facilities planning processes (new building) and facilities master plan
Make recommendations about next phase of faculty laptops (provide standards/baseline)
Improve the purchasing process for technology at COA – ensure COA IT is consulted before new equipment is purchased
Upcoming capital bond campaign (2018): what do we want to see happen?
Improved streaming capability in Canvas? And ensure we have the capabilities for distance education. And make sure we’ve integrated accessibility.
Develop collaborative learning environments (physical spaces and virtual spaces).
Consider virtual reality (VR).
Let’s look at trends.
Discuss President Karas’ request for faculty laptop recommendations
The District manages this. Eg., they get special pricing from Lenovo.
COA is due in December – District has standards and Bala has concerns about projectors hitting people in the face – need short-throw projectors, laser (instead of what they’re mounting at Laney)
Committee is asked to review the District equipment list (Bala will forward) – We need to discuss and address concerns before the installation happens here.
Bala would like the Committee to go see the rooms at Laney – and he will invite the whole community to go see.
Review of Action Items
KE and Bala will get a draft survey out next week for the committee to review. Get it out to the campus in the next few weeks to ensure timely input into the District process (negotiations with Lenovo)
Bala will send COA FAS email inviting (and ASCOA) to visit Laney’s smartclassrooms
Future Agenda Items
Next time: we will distribute the draft Partic. Gov. Handbook prior to the next meeting and schedule time next month begin to discuss any changes.
Bala and team (all of us) will bring some information about technology trends to help shape what can go into the new facilities bond campaign.
We will review current District arrangement with Lenovo
We will develop a survey of faculty and staff NEEDS for their computers (Steve and Michelle will help KE with a draft) – List things that could be needed: access to cloud storage, USB ports, other ports, projectors, HDMI, C, (there’s a long list of ports), more than one monitor, touchscreen, hybrid, what do you need to be able to get to online that you can’t get to now, voice recognition, what do you need to connect with, wireless capability. Survey needs to go out in the next few weeks. We will look at survey results next time.
Present: Bala S., Karen E., Phyllis Tappe, Bruce Pettyjohn, Michelle Custino, Shuntel Owens-Rogers (sub), Steve Gerstle
Balamurali Sampathraj (Co-Chair), IT
Senior College Information Systems Analyst, Co-Chair
Karen Engel (Co-Chair), Interim Dean of Research & Planning
Administrative Representative (Dean or VP), Co-Chair
Steve Gerstle, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian