Teaching, Learning, Technology Roundtable
TLTR Notes for 2/8/10
In attendance: Kristi Tornquist, Doug Polley, Ilya Yakovlev, Casey Wagner, Sara Grachek, Chuck Czech, Mark Kotcho, Phil Thorson, Keith Ewing, Tom Hergert
The discussion was on the Budget and a chart was given to participants.
Chart of Information Technology Services (ITS) Directory
- An early, 1st draft chart was provided rating services to look at possible budget considerations. The ITIS area is putting together a similar chart.
- The services are rated critical, important, or associated categories. Services are then examined to see if they would be under the shift, reduce, eliminate, expand, or charge columns.
- Ideas brought forward
- Extend replacement cycles, this would require an investment in staff
- Leave replacement cycle as is, how could this affect staff
- Standardize the things that are supported
- Option of no new supported services
- Charge for services
- Cut services
- The question was asked “What is the meaning of the categories?”
- An example of associated was given--personal computer services
- Areas that generate revenue, an example was give of ResNet
- The following questions were asked-
- Are Backup/Restoration Services (i.e. email) important?
- Is the Bulletin Board important?
- Electronic Classrooms are important to keep, but should new ones be added?
- Should services be centralized to be more efficient?
- What is Internet Technology Security?
- Security coordinator handles investigation and education
- This is something mandated by the Office of the Chancellor
- The Sassafras Key Server software is not a service fully out to the campus; there are additional costs involved
- Password is not descriptive enough
- STARS (statewide training and registration site) which is managed by MnSCU may be rolled out to the students (this could increase the work load)
- Distance Learning
- Cuts in one area may move cost to another column
- It may make sense to have small charges for personal computer fixes , this could help Tech Fee