Jim Porto (Chair)
Call to Order
Item 1: Presentation. Lori Mathis. Developments with the Instructional Technology Working Group will update FITAC on directions, initiatives that the Working Group is considering.
Began with survey of support counterparts in academic units across campus. Developed a top ten list of most desired instructional software needs. Have to decided to focus initially on examining software that facilitates the development of interactive, self-paced learning modules. More on the background and goals of the Instructional Technology Working Group included in Lori's Powerpoint handout.
Any formal relationship between this group and more formal advisory groups, TAPS, Multimedia Working Group? None right now, but need to make sure there is cross-communication or representation.
How will faculty feedback be solicited? Critical component, but have not decided how/when to include them. Areas of interest may be too vague at this time.
Item 2: Update:Committee Meetings. Guest faculty: Dave Potenziani.
Committee: Faculty Representatives
Item 3: David Potenziani briefed the Committee on the IT organization he directs at the School of Public Health.
School of Public Health has continued to grow IT services while state budget support has declined. Business model is now more fee-based. Much of it linked to state and federal service/research grants support. For example, CDC skills tracking network. It's a different model than most other IT units use.
Item 4: Nominations for New Committee Members. Annual Report
Draft of FITAC's 2005 Annual Report to the Faculty Council to be posted later in the week.
Item 5: Update on School
FITACs. Jim Porto will continue the discussion on developing School
FITACs and coordination with ITDs.
Item 6: Discussion. Jim Porto. Possible Project. Skunk Works
Faculty/student group that had resources that could experiment with technology and various applications. An incubator of sorts that could be used to tap the talents and creativity of faculty and students on campus. Course setting? Office of Undergraduate Research offers salary supplement for research-based courses for undergraduates. Corporate support might be another option to explore. May tie in with Dan Reed's interest in interdisciplinary technology-based solutions.
Item 7: (Continuing Item) Possible Projects
Faculty outreach efforts:
Item 8: Announcements. Open.
Item 9:Project Status Updates
Item 10:Future Agenda Items.
1. Calendar Function
Thursday, March 31 at 11:30am, 214 Davis Library