Meeting Notes - October 21, 2009
1) Welcome & Introductions
Those present introduced themselves to the group. Most were past
members with the exception of two new student members Omar Ali and
Khalid Ali and the incoming co-chair Wayne Chenoweth. Those present
and the groups they represent included:
Wayne Chenoweth, Co-Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Dolen, faculty email@example.com
Omar Ali, student firstname.lastname@example.org
Khalid Ali, student Khalid.email@example.com
Dennis Shannakian, classified Shannakiandennis@deanza.edu
Kevin Metcalf, classified firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Owiesney, faculty email@example.com
Bradley Creamer, classified firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Kay Englen, classified email@example.com
Fred Sherman, district management firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Rosenberg, management email@example.com
2) About the Committee
Chenoweth began the discussion by reviewing the groups history and
charge as written on the Tech Task Force Web site. The Tech Plan
document was briefly reviewed and some discussion about updating the
document ensued. Sherman noted the need for the De Anza Tech Plan to
coordinate with the District Strategic and Technolgy Plans. Other
comments included possible directions for revising the document such as
providing more specfics and accountability for the goals
already listed and relating the Tech Plan revision to up and coming
accreditation process. Chenoweth assigned the members the task of
reading the Tech Plan and the Accreditation self study so they might
come to the next meeting with specific recommendations for the plan.
Members should also come prepared to discuss goals for the committee
for this year.
3) Meeting Schedule (Bring your calendars)
Co-Chair Letha Jeanpierre will not be attending meetings this quarter,
but should return by the Winter quarter. Chenoweth will meet with her
prior to the group meetings to communicate her input as needed. Given
the already late start in the quarter, the members felt the need to get
started on issues raised in this meeting. The members agreed to meet
twice next month for an hour each on the first and third Wednesdays of
November. Next month's meetings will be November 4th and 18th at
4) EIS Update
Luciw updated the group via email for her area of IT:
For Wireless: S1, S4, Science Center buildings, ADMIN classrooms wireless installation is complete.
The TV Center now has wireless in the studios because the space is being used for Banner Training and this was the only way to have the necessary multiple network connections.
Based on Group A Prioritization for De Anza Wireless roll out, the rest of SQuad, Planetarium, A Quad, LQuad are next. The exact order is undetermined - I am waiting for a schedule from Lisa Hocevar. LQuad will need pathways and cabling installed since the pathways and cabling were not installed during the renovation. So more than likely we will be installing wireless in those areas where the infrastructure is in place at the same time we plan out the pathway and cabling installation required to get LQuad wireless.
We have completed the detailed network design and are developing the specifications to go out to bid to replace 200+ network devices throughout the District.
We are on track to install Multimedia this Nov/Dec for the AutoTech renovation project.
Hope this helps.
5) Burning Issues
Chenoweth discussed the need for broader representation on both the Tech Task Force and the district Educational Technology Advisory Comittee (ETAC). ETAC especially needs some De Anza faculty representation. Chenoweth will present the faculty need to the Academic Senate and classified members will try to solicit members from their group.
There was some discussion on the longstanding issue of student email accounts with the added point that some software discounts are tied to an .edu email address. The issue was tabled for another time.