Sprague-Carlton Room, Student Center
Present: G. Mejia, T. Burkholder, J. Piatek, K. Kean, I. Pevac, E. Makover, C. Labedz, J. Farhat, J. Snyder, J. Melnyk, S. Kirstukas, S. Pesino, J. Estrada, H. Rudzinski, Guests: C. Menoche, A. Kullgren, T. Rivera
I. Meeting called to order at 1:02 p.m.
II. Minutes of March 2, 2012 approved.
• By-Laws: Revisions have been submitted to the Senate
• Faculty Senate Report: The report will be presented on April 23. C. Labedz will assist with writing it.
• Learn: S. Pesino announced that Learn implementation has been postponed by one semester. Training sessions will begin shortly and carry on throughout the summer. Servers are not yet integrated with Banner.
• Updates on Classroom Support — CIO James Estrada —
•Security Breach Update — J. Estrada reported that about 20% of victims of data breach have taken offer from vendor for identity security. We are still waiting to get Identity Finder, but the community has been given information about Spider. The President has hired an independent consulting firm about the data breach. The system office (ConnScu) has provided IT with a document detailing system and campus responsibilities in areas like training. J. Estrada will provide the document to T. Burkholder who will place it on the ITC site to solicit member feedback.
•Classroom Technology — IT is conducting a comprehensive review of classrooms to help faculty work with the Registrar in scheduling courses. IT has met with academic representatives who expect to be housed in the new academic building. The equipment being installed is based on faculty request.
•Infrastructure — IT has been working on the completion of the data center in Barnard. They are also working to find a backup data center on campus.
IV. Old Business
• SAS and SPSS Update – Amy Kullgren – Reported that she spoke with L. Washko about the faculty survey and discussions with the vendors. She said that extra modules in SPSS are mostly for faculty use and will cost between $40,000 and $100,000. A link is available for individual faculty to download SPSS for $250. As of this year, the system office is no longer paying for the SAS license. L. Washko has made a free, online version available to some faculty. It has not yet been determined if that will be suitable. Discussion ensued about modules available in SPSS. A. Kullgren asked for volunteers to help test software. J. Farhat asked that since the system has a license, would it be possible for faculty to purchase SAS at the discounted price. A. Kullgren said that she would follow up.
• Security Updates – Amy Kullgren — IT will be taking administrative rights from all PC users on campus as a result of security breaches. T. Burkholder asked about administrative rights on Macs. They have not been targeted yet, but they will be. She asked that everyone run Spider and bring laptops and plug them into a data drop for 24 hours to get all updates. C. Menoche asked about running updates through the VPN. That is being tested now. Discussion ensued.
• Classroom Survey Results– Henry Rudzinski — He reported that the committee has met to discuss survey results. This year’s survey generated the largest number of responses. Responses were similar to year’s past: room lighting, screen placement, computing speed, and sound. A review of the classrooms has begun. He solicited volunteers to look at rooms across campus.
V. New Business
• Nominating Committee for Election of Officers– T. Burkholder asked for volunteers for the nominating committee. S. Pesino, J. Farhat, and G. Mejia volunteered.
Meeting adjourned at 2:03 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by