Next Senate IT Meeting Thu, March 8 @ 1pm

Our next Senate IT meeting is on Thu, March 8, as usual at 1pm, but this time in the Dean’s Conference Room of the Library, not in the Curriculum room. I will post more agenda items as they come in. I hope you can make the meeting! If you have any items you like to see discussed, please post them here or send me an email.


  • Welcome
  • Update on mobile computing choices
  • Training and security for AS online courses (*)
  • Misc (TLTR Updates, etc)

(*) Communication by Jon Radwan, AS EPC Chair: “The A&S EPC has been working w/ Dean Guetti on an issue that came up in QM meetings with Renee.  Currently A&S course piloting rules permit any faculty member to create a new 100% online course and offer it up to 3 times w/ no requirement for input from TLTC.  Policies may be similar in other colleges.  We consider this problematic and are proposing a new bylaw requiring TLTC training prior to running any online course. If the Senate IT committee agrees this is a problem, would they consider proposing a SHU-wide rule?

One semi-related issue involves security.  A&S EPC forms say that a “security plan” is required for all online courses, but nobody ever provides one.  Assuming “security” refers to identity, is there any way to guarantee that the student taking the online course is the person they say they are?  We are aware that this problem could also exist for face to face courses, but no A&S EPC forms ask for security plans for traditional classes.

Also see: proposed draft of EPC new course approval form

Next Senate IT Meeting Thu, Feb. 02 @ 1pm

Our next Senate IT Meeting has been set for Thu, Feb 2, at 1pm, tentatively in the Curriculum Room of the Library. Pending any scheduling difficulties, it looks like Steve Landry will be able to brief us on some interesting new developments and timetables that will have an impact on our Mobile Computing program, so I very much hope you will be able to make that meeting!

Current Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Updates (on TLTR, on PC Support, and on Windows 64bit)
  • Presentation by Dr. Landry, followed by Q&A
  • Misc

I will update this agenda as necessary. If you would like to see any topics added, please leave a comment or send me an email.

Vote for Meeting Date for Spring 2012

Please fill out this Doogle Poll to vote on a date/time for our next meeting, and subsequent meeting days for the Spring 2012 semester. Usually we will try to meet the week prior to the Faculty Senate meeting, except for the Jan 20 meeting, on the weekday selected by the majority of committee members. The next Faculty Senate meetings, FYI, are January 20, February 10, March 2, April 13, May 4, and June 1

Next Senate IT Meeting Thu, Dec. 08 @ 1pm

As the semester is coming to an end, we will try to squeeze in one more Senate IT Committee meeting. I would like to schedule it for Thursday, Dec 8, from 1pm to 2pm, as usual, in the Curriculum Room of the Library. As agenda, we have

  • Update on the Android Tablet project
  • Status of “SHU Digest” and related news
  • Discussion about the TLTR this year
  • Procedure for getting Faculty laptops fixed
  • Misc

Please leave your comments below, in particular if you have an additional agenda item.

Next Senate IT Meeting Thu, Nov. 03 @ 1pm

The next meeting of the Senate IT Committee is on Thursday, November 03, 2011, from 1pm to 2pm, in the Curriculum Room of the Walsh Library. The agenda is as follows:

  • Introduction of the Senate IT Blog
  • Presentation on changes to PirateNet (Marie Somers)
  • Report on BePress and “” (Sharon Favaro)
  • Update on TLTR status (Paul Fisher)
  • Misc.

If you have any topics you would like to see discussed (time permitting), please leave a comment. I hope to see you on Thursday.