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.
- 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
Attached please find the committee report for our Feb 02, 2012 meeting. Steve Landry and Paul Fisher filled us in on some interesting developments, so take a look. Leave any comments right here, or email me directly if you have any questions.
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!
- Updates (on TLTR, on PC Support, and on Windows 64bit)
- Presentation by Dr. Landry, followed by Q&A
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.
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
The report for the December 8, 2011 meeting is now available. Check “Reports” or click here to view the report. Please let me know any comments.
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
Please leave your comments below, in particular if you have an additional agenda item.
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 “scholarship.shu.edu” (Sharon Favaro)
- Update on TLTR status (Paul Fisher)
If you have any topics you would like to see discussed (time permitting), please leave a comment. I hope to see you on Thursday.
The Faculty Senate IT Committee has created a blog to better communicate with its members and with the community at large. If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them right here. Or if you prefer to communicate directly with us, send email to the committee chair Bert Wachsmuth.