ITAC Reports and Outcomes

ITAC/NAC Update - 11/3/2015

At the November meeting, ITAC updated IT Council on the Strong Hall Classroom High-Density Wireless Project:

  • 33 redistributed Juniper wireless access points installed in Strong Hall at an estimated cost of $30,000; now active
  • User stress testing underway
    • 11/2/2015: Large classroom testing in basement where there are four 90-seat classrooms.
      Connections peaked at 251 in basement, 745 building wide. Classroom access points (5) averaged 30-60 users each. Basement hallway access points (4) averaged 5-15 users. Dean Matthews received only one trouble report.
    • 11/10/2015: Full building test.
      Connections peaked at 659 users.
    • 11/12/2015: Full building test. Survey sent to all students scheduled to be in the building at that time.Connections peaked at 676 users. Most hallway access points never got over 20 users. Access points in the classrooms reached 40 connected users, with one in the basement at 60. Dean Matthews received positive reports. One area noted that eight wireless users experienced trouble accessing wireless network or loading web pages.
      • There were 143 surveys submitted during the test:
        Satisfaction rating of Strong Hall wireless, with 10 being the best, averaged 7.5. Overall, user reports indicated improvement from past experiences.
        SGA administers the survey and plans to survey students again in the spring.

ITAC Progress Report and Request for Action by IT Council - 9/1/2015

At its September meeting, IT Council voted to approve the following action request from ITAC's September 2015 Progress Report as submitted 9/1/2015:

  • Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee to use $40,000 of designated classroom upgrade funds in the FY16 SCUF Instructional Technology budget to complete the classroom digital projector installations and phase out of analog projectors.
  • Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee to use $60,000 of designated classroom upgrade funds in the FY16 SCUF Instructional Technology budget to continue the Large Classroom Standardization Project for Temple Hall rooms 1, 2, and 3.

ITAC Progress Report and Request for Action by IT Council - 8/5/2014

At its August meeting, IT Council voted to approve the following action request from ITAC's August 2014 Progress Report as submitted 8/5/2014:

  • Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee to use $60,000, designated for classroom upgrades in the FY15 SCUF Instructional Technology budget, for digital projector installations to address the “analog sunset” by significantly reducing non-digital classroom presentation systems.

ITAC Progress Report and Requests for Action by IT Council - 10/1/2013

At its Oct. 1 meeting, IT Council voted to approve the following action requests from ITAC's October 2013 Progress Report as submitted 10/1/2013:

  1. Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) to use $100,000, designated for classroom upgrades in the FY14 SCUF Instructional Technology budget, for digital projector installations to significantly reduce non-digital tech-enhanced classrooms by the end of academic year and ahead of “analog sunset”.
  2. Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) to spend up to $40,000 from SCUF reserve funds for upgrading Glass Hall rooms 101 and 102 in FY14 as Phase 1 of the Large Classroom Standardization project. These funds will be reimbursed from the FY15 SCUF Instructional Technology budget.

ITAC Progress Report - 9/10/2013

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee presented highlights of its accomplishments over the last year, including the following:

  • New classroom instructor computers for existing tech-enhanced classrooms
  • New instructional technology standards and classifications
  • New communication efforts and access to classroom information
  • A single point of contact for classroom support – day and evening!

ITAC Progress Report - 4/2/2013

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee reported on its progress to date on the implementation of new classroom standards and in determining a support services model that addresses the instructional needs of students and faculty.

ITAC Requests for Action by IT Council - 1/8/2013

At its Jan. 8 meeting, IT Council voted to approve the following action requests from ITAC's Response Report as submitted 12/4/2012:

  1. Approve the new classroom instructional technology labeling scheme and new FY 2014 instructional technology standards as described and recommended in the December 04, 2012 Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) report to IT Council. (See Appendix B of the report for a chart depicting new classroom instructional technology labels within existing R25 room use categories.)
  2. Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) to use $76,000, designated for planned replacements in the FY 2013 SCUF Instructional Technology budget, for implementation of the Classroom Coordinator’s FY 2013 replacement plan, as contained in the December 04, 2012 Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) report to IT Council. (See Appendix A of the report for the planned replacement costs by room.)
  3. Authorize the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) to use $99,000, designated for classroom upgrades in the FY 2013 SCUF Instructional Technology budget, for implementing the new FY 2014 instructional technology standards in existing technology-enhanced classrooms, in support of the 2011-2016 Long-Range Plan target of: Increase the number of Level III technology-enhanced classrooms from 113 to 213 by 2016.
  4. Approve the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) recommendation that no new SCUF Instructional Technology classroom upgrade proposals be solicited for FY 2014.
  5. Allocate $294,500 of one-time funding from SCUF carry-forward funds to purchase 310 new computer systems as part of the ongoing instructional technology standardization efforts. 297 of these systems will be used to replace the classroom instructor computers in existing technology-enhanced classrooms, and 13 computer systems will be used as imaging and hot spare systems. Installation of the new computers systems will be scheduled for completion prior to the start of the Fall 2013 semester, and the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) will be responsible for the redistribution or disposal of the replaced computer systems.
  6. Designate $75,000 of each annual SCUF Instructional Technology allocation for FY 2014 through FY 2017 to be carried forward and held in reserve for the planned FY 2018 lifecycle replacement of classroom instructor computers.

ITAC Response Report by Charge to IT Council - 12/4/2012

    • View Appendix A - Cost Estimates of Planned FY13 Instructional Technology Upgrades
    • View Appendix B - Recommended Instructional Technology Room Labels
    • View Appendix C - Cost Estimates of Recommended Standard Instrucitonal Technology Components

2015-16
Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
    2:30 - 3:30PM
    Siceluff Hall, Room 126