Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Draft Meeting Minutes

June 15, 2001

Members: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Allen Bradley (Computing Center), Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Eric DuChemin (Computing Center), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pam Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center), Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Kirk Kelly (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Mike Maner (Computing Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Ramu Muthiah (School of Community Service), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Eric DuChemin (Computing Center), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pam Hight (Libraries), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Mike Maner (Computing Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center),

Guests: Philip Bacsewski (Computing Center), John Berra (Libraries), Travis Brown (Computing Center), C.R. Chevli (Computing Center), Kenneth Close (School of Visual Arts), Chris Cofer (Computing Center), Blair Copeland (Computing Center), Daren Dugan (Computing Center), Matt Duncan (Computer Science), Attila Hakimouglu (Computing Center), Richard Harris (Computing Center), Lee Haughton (Physical Plant), Krysta Kaye (Libraries), Jennifer Lafleur (Computing Center), Joey Macareg (College of Business), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Rory Rivoire (Computing Center), Lorenzo Robles (College of Arts and Sciences), Curry Searle (College of Arts and Sciences), James Strawn (College of Arts and Sciences), Craig Terrell (Computing Center), Jon Walker (Computing Center), Yancy Yeargan (College of Arts and Sciences),

Minutes

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Subcommittee Reports

Student Computing Committee

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner was not present.

Mac OS X support.

Rich Anderson reported the web page is up. There will be a report at the next meeting. We will revisit this issue later in the year..

Updating NDS Data

Craig Terrell said that inserting EUIDs in NDS is not an accurate way to match everyone up. It would be better to get people to update it themselves during login or send individual GroupWise messages requesting everyone to input their preferred address. This would get updated in NDS. We will probably go the GroupWise route.

New TIF Grant

Dr. Leatherbury reported that there will be less funding in TIF Grants this year. The Libraries will receive $595,000 and the University will receive an additional $739,004. There are four main categories for the grants, as follows:

1) Projects to foster collaboration between UNT and K-12 schools and other universities for teacher training;

2) General computing on campus.

3) Equipment and appropriate interfaces for support of distance education.

4) Data communication and inside the walls connectivity (not between buildings).

He had the following preliminary wish list:

Put together a number of classrooms each with 25 laptops using wireless connectivity;

Multi-media production workstations;

Training people in distributed education technology as well as technical people in support of network and equipment;

Video-conferencing rooms and equipment (the Center for Distributed Learning has put together a list of items worth $360,000, including two new video-conferencing rooms and replacement of equipment in Chilton Hall and ISB.

DCSMT has been talking about putting in wireless connectivity points on campus (ex: University Union and some large classrooms) where students can connect their laptops.

Providing area Storage Area Network connection to Novell so that students could have larger file space for their own use. (Maurice explained that the Computing Center wants this for use in storage of GroupWise backups, etc., so adding on some additional storage space for students could be included in that project;

Upgrade student computer labs in terms of connectivity;

Purchase additional Web CT servers to provide a clustering system;

Purchase additional streaming video licenses

Develop a small video-conferencing center in the ESSC.

The grant proposal deadline is the end of July. The IRC Strategic Planning Committee will meet prior to that time to prioritize the proposals for use of the funds. Let him know if you have something to add.

Datacomm Infrastructure Upgrade Report

Bill Buntain made a presentation. It can be found on the web at http://www.unt.edu/nms/dcsmt2.ppt.

For CiscoWorks 2000 there is a set of three tutorials and a set of screenshots available on the Cisco dir on the CC2 software volume.

Work with C.R. Chevli on IP/IPX issues.

Old Business

Mike Wright reported the Adobe contract was approved last night. We need to get the IDOs rolling in.

Fifty boxes of JAWS software are in.

New Business

None

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.


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