Meeting Notes - February 7, 2013
1) Approve the Notes from November 1, 2012
The notes were approved with a change to paragraph one.
2) Desktop Virtualization Project Status Update
Update given by Metcalf.
3) Elimination of CD/DVD Drive Slot in iMac
Email form Sharon Luciw:
Jan 29, 2013
Apple has eliminated the CD/DVD slot/drive within the iMac all in one unit. Right now most Instructor multimedia consoles have the iMac with Windows OS emulation.
As the existing iMacs age out, the question is, do we continue to standardize on the iMac for these instructor console computers? Do we purchase external CD/DVD drives and try to find a way to secure them to the system so they are not easily stolen?
Do we tell the instructors they need to bring their own external CD/DVD drive w/ USB connection to connect to the iMac or tell the instructors to convert their content to a USB key/jump drive?
Or - do we slowly trade out the iMacs and replace with Windows operating system computers. I'm not sure if there is specialty software out there anymore that requires the use of an Apple Computer.
With VDI, this may become moot, but that will take some time.
Since I am unable to attend next week's Tech Task-force meeting, please discuss and let me know if you have questions, concerns, or a recommendation.
4) Proposed Revision to the Technology Project Prioritization Process & Technology Project Prioritization Schedule - Spring 2013
To: TTF Tri-Chairs
At the next De Anza Tech Task Force meeting I would like to have a few minutes to discuss a proposed revision to the project prioritization process for technology projects. I have gotten a lot of input from folks throughout the district that our current process is well suited for large scale projects, but does not serve us well for very small, small, and medium scale projects. I am working on a multi-tier process proposal to, hopefully, streamline our project approval and prioritization process. I have presented this to the FH TTF and received positive feedback. I would like the DA TTF to review and comment.
This item will be tabled for the next meeting.
Technology Project Prioritization Schedule Spring 2013
February 8, 2013
March 1, 2013
April 26, 2013
May 8, 2013
June 4, 2013
My plan for the 13/14 planning year is to work with ETAC and the TTFs to establish and publish an annual calendar well in advance and to remain a year ahead of schedule in terms of posting the calendar.
5) Develop a Centralized Technology Training Plan that Addresses Faculty Training
College should look to move faster. RIF $36million cut from the budget in the last few years.
Technology Enhanced Learning Group.
6) Continue to Integrate the Information Technology Strategic Plan into Campus Planning and Budgeting Initiatives
7) Quick News
Present: Dolen, Hui, Chenoweth, Spatafore, Owesnski, Shannakian, Qian, Metcalf, Lilly, Jeanpierre. Apologies: Moreau, Luciw. Notes:Gibson
Technology Task Force
Building: ADM 153
Contact: Pippa Gibson