Minutes provided by Sue Ellen
Richey, Recording Secretary
March 9, 2004
VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT :
PHILIP TURNER, Chair, ELIZABETH HINKLE-TURNER, PAM HIGHT (for DON
GROSE), CHRISTY CRUTSINGER, BRUCE HUNTER, RAMU MUTHIAH, LOU ANN BRADLEY,
JON NELSON, JENNY JOPLING, RUBY HUANG (for MAX KAZEMZADEH), JIM CURRY,
ROBERT NIMOCKS NON-VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT:
JOE ADAMO, MAURICE LEATHERBURY, PATRICK PLUSCHT, SUE ELLEN RICHEY
(Recording Secretary) MEMBERS ABSENT:
JUDITH ADKISON, COY HOGGARD, JONEEL HARRIS, RICHARD HARRIS, ABRAHAM
JOHN, KATHY SWIGGER, CENGIZ CAPAN, KENN MOFFITT, DONNA ASHER, DOUG
MAINS, ARMIN MIKLER, BOBBY CARTER CHUCK FULLER, JOHN PRICE, ERUM SHAIKH
that there has been no IR Steering Committee meeting since the last
IRC meeting. However, Maurice Leatherbury noted that Richard
Rafes has reviewed the GroupWise Everyone E-Mail Guidelines, and
although he doesn’t have any problem with the document, he has asked
that they be given greater visibility, suggesting that they be
attached to the Computer Use Policy. Maurice said he was
considering attaching them to a new policy now being developed which
deals with email retention compliance. Maurice said he would
take this issue up with the new Standards & Policy Planning Group.
Distributed Computing Support
that although the Distributed Computing Support Management Team has
met, there are no major issues on which to report.
Instruction Planning Group
reported that the Instruction Planning Group has not met, and added
that she will need to turn the responsibility of Chair of that group
to someone else, as she has taken a position as Director of Distance
Learning at the University of Texas at Arlington and will be leaving
UNT at the beginning of April.
Communications Planning Group
Lou Ann Bradley
reported that the Communications Planning Group has met but they had
no major issues on which to report.
EIS Planning Group
There was no one
present to report for the EIS Planning Group. There was some
discussion about the new Time Reporting System, and the Financial
Research Planning Group
Leatherbury reported that the Research Planning Group has not met.
He is collecting testimonials of researchers regarding their need for
technical support for research and waiting for more information
from one faculty member before writing a white paper. He
plans to request an additional staff position to support research, and
hopes to have the request ready to submit to the administration right
after Spring Break.
Standards & Policy Planning Group
Leatherbury reported that the Standards & Policy Planning Group has
not met because Kenn Moffitt is working on EIS portal design.
Hinkle-Turner reported that the Student Survey results are now in a
form she can understand but she does not have a report ready for the
IRC at this time.
Distance Learning Team
reported that the Distance Learning Team has not met. He
reported that the video satellite program on the real cost of on-line
courses was very successful. They bought the license to be able
to stream that video, and he will be sending out an email message
later today regarding this. He explained that those wanting to
view the video will have to have an EUID and password in order to view
it and to download the packet materials. He noted that members
should watch their email for another PBS presentation on
“CiberInsecurity? Prevention and Protection Solutions” to be held on
April 6th (link to the program:
The Distance Learning Team will meet this Thursday as a group.
Patrick also reported that they have recently severed their ISDN
connection with the Health Science Center for the video-conference
network and now connect through IP at a cost savings for the
Jenny Jopling added that the
rollout of WebCT Vista will begin in the summer; 5 courses are already
using Vista in a pilot project.
that there have been 50,000 hits to the new UNT e-campus web site.
They are very pleased with the response to this service to students.
Patrick mentioned a web service called
“turn it in.com” to which
students’ papers can be uploaded for the purpose of checking for
plagiarism. This is a software license that SLIS is using, and
which could be very beneficial to faculty throughout the campus.
A campus-wide site license for this product is being investigated.
Classroom Monitoring System
Leatherbury reported that he gave a
presentation at a recent
meeting in which he told about Jim Curry’s Classroom Monitoring System
which Jim designed to check on equipment in classrooms across campus.
As a result of Maurice’s presentation, at least four groups have
planned to come to UNT to find out more about the system.
For a list of IRC
Regular and Ex-officio Members click here.
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
All meetings of the IRC, its program groups, and
other committees, are open to all faculty, staff,