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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; Cengiz Capan, College of Business, GALC; Bobby Carter, UNT Health Science Center; Christy Crutsinger, Faculty Senate; Jim Curry, Academic Administration; VACANT, Student Association; Duncan Engler, University Planning Council; Don Grose, Libraries; Jenny Jopling, Instruction Program Group; Joneel Harris, EIS Project Group; Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Standards and Cooperation Program Group; Abraham John, Student Affairs; Christine Mitchamore, Graduate Student Council; Ramu Muthiah, School of Community Services; 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 for Planning. IRC Ex-officio Nonvoting Members: VACANT, Telecommunications; Charles Andrews, GALMAC; Bill Buntain, Computing Center Networking; Jim Curry, Microcomputer Maintenance Shop; Richard Harris, Computing Center and University Planning Council; Coy Hoggard, Computing Center/Administrative; VACANT, UNT Health Science Center; Maurice Leatherbury, Computing Center/Academic; Sue Ellen Richey, Computing Center (Recording Secretary). [As of 9/2001]

January 15, 2002

VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT:  PHILIP TURNER, Chair, PAM HIGHT (for DON GROSE),  ELIZABETH HINKLE-TURNER, DUNCAN ENGLER, JAN BROTHERS (for CENGIZ CAPAN), COY HOGGARD (for JONEEL HARRIS), CRISTINE MITCHAMORE, CRAIG BERRY, JENNY JOPLING, LOU ANN BRADLEY (for PAUL SCHLIEVE), RAMU MUTHIAH, ROBERT NIMOCKS,  JON NELSON, NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT:   PATRICK PLUSCHT, DOUG MAINS,  MAURICE LEATHERBURY, PATRICK PLUSCHT, KENN MOFFITT, CHARLES ANDREWS,  SUE ELLEN RICHEY  (Recording Secretary) MEMBERS ABSENT:  BOBBY CARTER, VIRGINIA WHEELESS, MARK RORVIG,  CHRISTY CRUTSINGER, JIM CURRY, JOHN PRICE,  JUDITH ADKISON, MARK RORVIG,  KATHLEEN SWIGGER, DONNA ASHER, ABRAHAM JOHN, GINNY ANDERSON,  BILL BUNTAIN, BECKY MORGAN

Instruction Planning Group 

Jenny Jopling reported for the Instruction Planning Group that they met to discuss their new charge to develop a system outage reporting procedure.  Jenny asked the committee to name what specific system outages needed to be reported, and listed the following as those the committee thought of:  campus backbone network; unt.edu web site and associated sites; Novell Directory Services Tree; GroupWise Email; WebCT; Eagle Mail; and Remedy.   Council members suggested adding the mainframe, TeleRegistration system, Assist, and major college servers.  It was acknowledged that method of notification and assignment of responsibility are issues that remain to be considered by the committee.  Jenny will report further at the next IRC meeting.

Communications Planning Group

Lou Ann Bradley reported for the Communications Planning Group that they will begin meeting this month.

EIS Planning Group

Coy Hoggard reported for the EIS Planning Group that software vendor presentations are continuing this week with Oracle presenting H-R/Payroll sessions.  The group may decide to make some site visits or meet further with the various vendors to resolve some issues.   Coy also announced that enrollment figures are up for the spring semester and they have been experiencing work-load problems due to the expanded usage.  He expressed his hope that it would not be necessary to upgrade the present system at the same time the EIS project is going forward.

Standards & Policy Planning Group

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported for the Standards & Policy Planning Group that she would be resigning from this committee to serve on the new Student Computing Planning Committee.  The Standards & Policy Planning Group will meet on January 28th to elect a new chair and begin work on a new policy for ADA compliance of the UNT web site.

Distributed Learning Team

Patrick Pluscht reported for the Distributed Learning Team that they will report numbers of students registered for distributed learning courses at the February meeting.  Maurice added that the WebCT server has been partially upgraded to increase the size of the disk capacity of the server.  New parts have arrived so that project will be completed as soon as practicable.

Other Business 

Jon Nelson moved for approval of the minutes of the December IRC meeting; Craig Berry seconded the motion.  Richard Harris noted that his name was shown as a Voting Member Present as well as a Non-Voting Member Present; the Recording Secretary duly noted that error, and the December minutes were approved as corrected.

 

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. This fiscal year, the December meeting has been changed to December 11th, and the May meeting to May 7th. All meetings of the IRC, its program groups, and other committees, are open to all faculty, staff, and students.