Education 09.06.16 Minutes

Attending:

Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Michael Hites, Tim Sullivan, Annie Armstrong, Val Prater, Sandy Yingling, John Fyfe, Anthony Marino, Elizabeth Romero, Josh Naylor, Wendy Jeanes, Marieke Schoen, Michael Scott, Mike Kamowski, Nate Phillips, Alana Steffen, Julie Fisher, Sharon Dyer, Jon Art, Mat Willis, Mark Goedert, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittee Reports
    • LMS Governance Board
      • It was noted that the LMSGB has approved a decision to archive courses up to 2013
      • Courses will be stored in order to remain compliant for the remainder of the contract with Blackboard
      • Suggested that members of the board will go out to each department to speak to faculty about Blackboard
      • Concern was voiced about the price of storage in Blackboard compared to market rate
    • Basic Principles
      • Suggested that the subcommittee began by putting together basic principles for teaching which have been posted to the TLC website and will be used in the TechTeach Conference
      • Noted that a meeting is scheduled with the TLC to discuss updating the site in the future
      • The LTS is working with the TLC
      • The history of TLC effort from the ITGC Education Committee was gone over
    • Instructional Technology
      • Noted that the TechStarter idea was presented to the InfraSec Committee over the summer
      • Work is being done to create rubrics with TechStarter from another institution
      • A summary of the TechStarter initiative was given
  • Standing Reports
    • TLC
      • The TLC has been set up on campus, separate from the Education Committee
      • An overview of the teaching scholars program was gone over
      • ACCC LTS will be offering workshops in partnership with the TLC in the future
  • Old Business
    • TechTeach
      • Noted that the TechTeach conference is coming up and proposals are due soon
      • Committee members were asked to encourage others to submit proposals
      • Noted that Alison Doubleday has been selected as the keynote speaker
    • ITGC Assessment
      • Suggested that there have been meetings with Health Affairs to determine how to include them within the ITGC
      • Noted that the survey results are being compiled to share with the committees
  • New Business
    • Preferred First Name
      • Suggested that the three student councils requested preferred first names
      • AITS developed an implementation plan
      • Since the soft launch in July, there have been about 4,00 name requests
      • Preferred names will be displayed in the directory, Banner, Blackboard, etc.
    • Class Scheduling
      • Noted that the class scheduling system is being replaced with a new application
    • ACCC SLAs
      • A presentation on Service Level Agreements coming out of ACCC was given
      • Maintenance windows posted on the ACCC website were also gone over
      • Since current SLAs are based on ACCC resources, these SLAs will be reviewed and adjusted based on feedback
      • The SLAs will be published to the ACCC service catalog
      • Concern was voiced about agreement and input from users
      • Suggested that there will be an ongoing discussion of the SLAs and the need for changes
      • Requested that the committee review these documents and send feedback
      • The results will be shared with the committee
      • Suggested to have this review done by March to be included in the campus budget process
    • CIO Updates
      • The Rate and Funding plan has been implemented
      • The new billing system has been set up to handle the new plan but there are issues that need to be addressed
      • Printing from off campus to on campus printers has been disabled using a VPN
      • A new dual authentication system is being set up for anyone trying to change their information in Nessie due to phishing attacks
      • The IAM project will be implemented at UIC in October
      • Discussion on how password changes will affect users
    • Student Digital Online Experience
      • A proposal will be submitted to get a group together to discuss the future of student digital online experience
      • Discussion on how the student experience could be improved