Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

October 1, 2004

Members
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (School of Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Cyndie Harris (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee, Computing and IT Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Universities Center at Dallas), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Brad Varcoe (Police Department), Mike Wright (Computing and IT Center), Yancey Yeargan (College of Engineering), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science), 

Members Present
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Ginger Boone (University Union), Allen Bradley (Computing and IT Center), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Wil Clark (UNT System Center at Dallas), Paul Hons (College of Education), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Executive Director of Information Technology and Academic Computing), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center)

Guests
TJ Adamowicz (Police Department), Richard Anderson (Computing and IT Center), Philip Baczewski (Computing and IT Center),  Jim Byford (ABN LAN Mgmt),  Jason Gutierrez (Computing and IT Center), Richard Harris (Computing and IT Center), Krysta Kaye (Libraries), Matt Kernan (Computing and IT Center), Lorenzo Robles for Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Garret Rumohr (UNT Libraries), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Dennis Scroggins (Computing and IT Center), Mitch Smith (Computing and IT Center), Clete Spehr (College of Arts and Sciences), Chris Stoermer (College of Business Administration), Yoke Teo (Computing and IT Center), Glenn Thorpe
(Computing and IT Center), Scott Windham (Computing and IT Center), David Wright (College of Education)

Approval of Minutes
Minutes from September 17, 2004 were approved as written.

Instant Messaging Subcommittee
Jason Gutierrez reported recommendations for UNT instant messaging.  The committee could not commit to a specific messaging system at this time due to future evaluation of new/upcoming systems or updates and cost prohibitions. GWIM should remain in test mode until a final decision is made. However, when a system is adopted the following are recommended: 

The instant messaging committee may be re-convened in late spring in order to re-evaluate new developments in Jabber based instant messaging systems.  The committee also recommends development of a survey that can be used to project user participation in a campus-wide instant messaging system.  

Send feedback or questions regarding instant messaging to Jason.

Password Aging Process
Maurice Leatherbury reported that he met with Joneel Harris and administrative department officials at the Health Science Center  to discuss concerns with expiring student euids.  Student and faculty passwords will expire at the 120 day cap.  Applicant passwords will not expire but will be purged from the EIS system eventually.

Allen Bradley reported that the original plans were to begin password expiration early in the semester, but because of  delays, the project is behind schedule.  Password expiration will begin with euids assigned to CITC staff.  The EIS system will display an error message indicating that passwords have expired.  All other passwords ending in specific characters will be expired weekly thereafter.

LEARN Network News
Maurice, Joe Adamo and CR Chevli attended a LEARN membership meeting in Austin.  Governor Perry agreed to fund the $9.5 million Internet2 project.  $2 million will be used for grid projects.  $7.5 million will be used for the LEARN network.  More details still need to be worked out (i.e. strategic plans, costs, services, authority, etc.).  Fiber will connect major and smaller cities.  Maurice and Joe are preparing a presentation for EIS.

Old Business
None.

New Business
None.

Status Reports
Maurice announced that a faculty member asked about blogs and support for instructional purposes.  Shane Jester will research the issue.

Mike Maner reported that he is planning to evaluate a device that will scan the network for copyright sharing and will also kill the tasks.  

Lorenzo Robles asked what other areas are doing about the GDI vulnerabilty.  Information Security is looking into the problem.

Richard Harris reported that UTA has elected PeopleSoft for their institution.

Paul Hons asked questions about GroupWise web's stability and reliability.  Jason Myre is looking into it.

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 am.

 


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