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Minutes provided by Sue Ellen Richey, Recording Secretary

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IRC Regular and Ex-officio Voting Members: Judith Adkison, College of Education; Ginny Anderson, Fiscal Affairs; Donna Asher, Administrative Affairs; Craig Berry, School of Visual Arts; Sue Byron, Faculty Senate; Bobby Carter, UNT Health Science Center; Jim Curry, Academic Administration; VACANT, Student Association, Don Grose, Libraries; Jenny Jopling, Instruction Program Group; Joneel Harris, Administrative Program Group; Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Standards and Cooperation Program Group; Abraham John, Student Affairs; VACANT,Graduate Student Council; VACANT, University Planning Council; Ramu Muthiah, School of Community Services, GALMAC; Jon Nelson, College of Music; Robert Nimocks, Director, Information Technology,UNTHSC; Patrick Pluscht, Distributed Learning Team; Mark Rorvig, Research Program Group (Acting Chair); Paul Schlieve, Communications Program Group; Kathleen Swigger, College of Arts and Sciences; Philip Turner, School of Library and Information Science and University Planning Council (Chair, IRC);; Virginia Wheeless, Chancellor; John Windsor, College of Business. IRC Ex-officio Nonvoting Members: VACANT, Telecommunications; Bill Buntain, Computing Center Networking; Jim Curry, Microcomputer Maintenance Shop; Richard Harris, Computing Center; Coy Hoggard, Computing Center; Joel Lanpher, UNT Health Science Center; Maurice Leatherbury, Computing Center; Sue Ellen Richey, Computing Center (Recording Secretary). [As of 10/2000]

November 21, 2000

VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIR: PHILIP TURNER, JAN BROTHERS (for JOHN WINDSOR), SUE BYRON, ARNE ALMQUIST (for DON GROSE), ROBERT NIMOCKS, JON NELSON, PAUL SCHLIEVE, ELIZABETH HINKLE-TURNER, JONEEL HARRIS, PAUL HONS (for JUDITH ADKISON), RAMU MUTHIAH, JENNY JOPLING, JIM CURRY, BOBBY CARTER, KENNETH CLOSE (for CRAIG BERRY), JOEL LANPHEAR, MARGARET HUDNALL

NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: RICHARD HARRIS, COY HOGGARD, MAURICE LEATHERBURY, BILL BUNTAIN, SUE ELLEN RICHEY (Recording Secretary)

MEMBERS ABSENT: MARK RORVIG, PATRICK PLUSCHT, KATHLEEN SWIGGER, DONNA ASHER, GINNY ANDERSON, ALLEN LIVINGSTON, VIRGINIA WHEELESS

GUESTS: LOU ANN BRADLEY, JAMES STRAWN

The minutes of the October IRC meeting were approved.

IR Steering Committee

The Chair announced that he, Richard Harris, and Maurice Leatherbury had met with the IR Steering Committee, at which time the Web Publishing Policy was discussed. Dr. Rafes suggested two revisions which Maurice made and the new draft policy is currently in Dr. Pohl’s office for reevaluation.

Instruction Program Group

Jenny Jopling reported for the Instruction Program Group that they had met to discuss the computer-based testing facility at the Gateway Center. The new facility can be used for all sorts of testing, as well. It is uncertain at this time as to who will run the facility.

Communication Program Group

Paul Schlieve reported for the Communication Program Group that the Internet caching proposal has been reviewed by the General Counsel, and the new draft policy was distributed to the IRC members present. The Program Group recommended approval of the policy concerning the management of a caching server. There was some discussion during which Paul explained that implementation of an Internet Caching server is already underway through the Computing Center. Joneel Harris seconded the recommendation from committee and the policy was approved.

Administration Program Group

Joneel Harris reported for the Administration Program Group. She announced that the previously scheduled demo from SAP was cancelled and has not been rescheduled. There is an Oracle technical session scheduled for November 27th and 28th at their customer visitor center where they plan to demo their beta student solution. Joneel stated that it is doubtful that a recommendation can be made before the February Board of Regents meeting. Right now the student system users are documenting their requirements. When that task is completed, the group’s next step will be to visit institutions now using the systems they are looking at: SCT, Oracle, People Soft and possibly Datatel.

Standards & Cooperation Program Group

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported for the Standards & Cooperation Program Group that they are working on the revision of several computer policies that have not been revised since 1997. Elizabeth distributed copies of the revised Computer Use Policy. There was a short discussion and suggestions were given to Elizabeth. A vote on this revised policy will be taken at the December IRC meeting.

Distributed Learning Team

In Patrick Pluscht’s absence, Jenny Jopling reported for the Distributed Learning Team that Patrick is working on a TIF grant and that she continues to work on the state-wide computer based testing project. Jenny announced that the Excellence in Teaching on-line Web Course has begun.

Bandwidth Issues

Bill Buntain reported that Datacom is still working with GTE (Verizon) and Southwestern Bell on the project to increase bandwidth. They hope to have everything in place by the Spring semester.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

December 12, 2000

VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAIR: PHILIP TURNER, JOHN WINDSOR), PAM HIGHT (for DON GROSE), ROBERT NIMOCKS, JON NELSON, PAUL SCHLIEVE, ELIZABETH HINKLE-TURNER, PAUL HONS (for JUDITH ADKISON), JENNY JOPLING, JIM CURRY, CRAIG BERRY, MARGARET HUDNALL

NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT: RICHARD HARRIS, COY HOGGARD, SUE ELLEN RICHEY (Recording Secretary)

MEMBERS ABSENT: BOBBY CARTER, RAMU MUTHIAH, JONEEL HARRIS, MARK RORVIG, JOEL LANPHEAR, PATRICK PLUSCHT, KATHLEEN SWIGGER, DONNA ASHER, GINNY ANDERSON, ALLEN LIVINGSTON, MAURICE LEATHERBURY, BILL BUNTAIN, VIRGINIA WHEELESS

GUESTS: LOU ANN BRADLEY, JAMES STRAWN, JENNIFER JOHNSON, BETTY TOMBOULIAN

November Minutes Corrected

The minutes of the November 21, 2000 IRC meeting were approved with the following correction: "Joneel Harris reported that an Oracle technical session will be scheduled at their visitor center some time in December, when they plan to demo their beta student solution."

IR Steering Committee

The Chair reported that the last meeting of the IR Steering Committee was spent discussing the Web Publishing Policy. Richard Harris stated that the committee agreed on the modifications to the policy that had been made by Richard Rafes; accepted the purpose statement that Maurice had added, and agreed to send it on to Dr. Pohl for his approval.

Standards & Cooperation Program Group

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, for the Standards & Cooperation Program Group, distributed and presented the revised draft of the Computer Use Policy which incorporates all of the changes suggested at the last IRC meeting. Following a short discussion the new Computer Use Policy was approved by the Council.

Communications Program Group

Paul Schlieve announced that the Communications Program Group will meet on January 24th for a discussion of wireless networking. Anyone who is interested in participating in the discussion was asked to let Paul know so they can be included in meeting announcements.

Due to an ice storm warning, no further reports were given and the Chair asked that the meeting be adjourned. Paul Schlieve moved for adjournment; John Windsor seconded and the Council concurred. The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

IRC Meeting Schedule

The IRC generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 2-4 p.m., in the Administration Building Board Room. From time to time there are planned exceptions to this schedule. All meetings of the IRC, its program groups, and other committees, are open to all faculty, staff, and students.