M E E T I N G M... Attendees:

Technology Committee
Fred Lokken, Peter Miller, Ted Plaggemeyer, Chris Winslow, and Steve Zideck.
Guests: Beverly Bavaro for Cal Anderson; Dr. Rachel Solemsaas
1. Jeff Wallace has joined us as the new faculty representative replacing Ted Lambert.
2. Tech Committee role in Resource Allocation Planning process - Dr. Rachel Solemsaas, VPFA
Discussed how the technology fee approval process should now be meshed in with the college’s new
resource allocation plan. Too often, many of the college’s planning activities take place in silos. Decisions
get made without incorporating/supporting strategic college initiatives, goals and objectives.
All resource requests will now funnel into a single system called the Resource Allocation Planning process
(RAP). This will tie in core themes/strategic initiatives and then attempt to leverage all college resources
including the Technology Fee, grants, etc.
Unit mission statements with goals and work plans will be created and tied into existing college plans.
President’s Executive Committee (Pres, VPs, Foundation, HR, and Budget officer) will approve
grants/revenue positions/expenses; one-time budget requests, replacement positions.
RAP – Planning cycle: Current fiscal period budget mods or adjustments, current fiscal period one-time
requests (mid-year), next fiscal year requests.
PRAC – Planning and Resource Allocation Committee: will review requests. Non-voting member (IT) will
represent the Technology committees. This representation will emphasize technology capacity (fees,
application development availability, technology feasibility/synchronization with the Tech plan, etc.).
Focus for the Technology committees will not be on the ‘approval’ of the Technology Fee, but instead on
the strategic plan/focus for the college regarding the use of technology. However, for one-time
temporary/emergency issues that occur during the fiscal year, the Technology committee would have
delegated authority to use the contingency funds available for those needs.
3. Accreditation submission – Chris Winslow
4. LMS collaboration/migration - Fred Lokken: Canvas LMS launch has occurred; training 400 faculty and 150 have
been trained already with a target of an additional 200 during the Fall semester. All NSHE colleges will be
migrating to Canvas. Interface for PeopleSoft was developed in-house. Response from faculty has been positive.
Standardized DE fee proposal for all the colleges goes to the BOR in December.
5. Quality Matters collaboration - Fred Lokken: Statewide QM partnership will begin soon within NSHE. We will use
and share our own peer-certified trainers; Cathy House is TMCC’s. This will save the NSHE institutions funds.
6. Smart classrooms - Fred Lokken: Moving forward with ordering 105 new lecterns. May survey faculty this Fall so
that if training needs to be made. The new lecterns will provide ADA compliance and will provide the opportunity
for changing the room orientation and eliminate barriers at the front of the room. Room controllers will also be in
place in conjunction with the installation of these lecterns. Potential dual projectors may also be in place.
7. Google+ - Chris Winslow
Known issues: Will be distributed to the committee for further discussion.
Not a Core app so not covered under NSHE contract; but neither is Doodle or Manymoon.
8. E-Learning Steering Committee – Steve Zideck: Richard Katz has been hired by NSHE to look at the best
methodology to implement e-learning within NSHE. Steve is a representative; Sept 19-20 the consultants will
meet with TMCC employees to receive input on the process. The consultants are collecting lots of information on
efficiencies and how NSHE sees itself positioned for the future.
9. Next Meeting: October 5, 2012, SIER 201
Focus on Administrative Computing topics and Google.
i. Google Apps security permissions
ii. Google+
Page 1 of 1; Technology Committee Meeting Minutes 9/7/2012
Rev.: 9/10/2012
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