Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2006

Members
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), John Berra (Vice President, Academic Affairs), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and 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), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center),Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Mike Sanders (substituting for Wil Clark (University Systems Center @ Dallas)), Chris Stoermer (substituting for Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration)), Paul Hons (College of Education), Judy Hunter (substituting for Scott Jackson (Libraries)), Gary Mathews (School of Library/Info Science), Jim Byford (substituting for Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt)), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center)

Guests
T. J. Adamowicz (Police and Traffic), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Nassos Galiopoulos (Col. Public Admin & Comm Svc)), Jason Gutierrez (CIT C Network Computing Services), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Matt Kernan (Housing), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy Support), Bahram Paiani (Computing and IT Center), Lawana Robinson (Computing and IT Center), Dennis Scroggins (Universities Center @ Dallas), James Strawn (College of Arts and Sciences GAL Lab Manager)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from March 3, 2006, were were amended to include time ended (11:15), next meeting date, and Matt Kernan's job change to Computer Sciences and then approved as amended.

MAILHOST UPDATE

Bahram Paiani, CITC, reported there will be a change to the mailhost configuration to move to the new F5 load balancer. He plans to make the move on Monday, April 10, and will send a message to the NetMan mailing list in regard to the move status.

NEW SKILLPORT COURSEWARE UPDATE

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, CITC, reported that information on changes on Skillport online course offerings will be published in next month's Benchmarks. CBT web site can be reached from www.unt.edu/cbt.

OKI DATA COLOR LASER PRINTERS

Ed Lydon, sales manager, and Stan Kaminski, sales engineer, with Oki Data Americas, Inc. gave a presentation on Oki Data color printers. One feature of the Oki Data color printers is the use of LED instead of laser technology making it possible to provide a 5 year warranty on the printer head. The Oki Data Color printers are also capable of printing banners up to 12 inches wide by 48 inches long. If anyone is interested in additional information, they can contact the DCSMT Chair.

OLD BUSINESS

No old business was discussed.

NEW BUSINESS

Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering) would like the question of the location of DCSMT's meetings to alternate between ISB 201 and RP on the next agenda. Paul Hons suggested that a UNT Shuttle may be able to take members and guests from main campus to RP and back.

Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering) brought up the question of how critical service updates are scheduled. It was pointed out that the Registrar's Office sets updates around semester calendars and contacts CITC to execute the implementation. A Change Management working group headed by Uwe Rossbach and including Tim Christian, Don McClure and Chris Stoermer was formed by Dr. Baczewski and asked to highlight issues of change in regard to academic IT services management in a document to be reported to DCSMT at a future meeting.

AREA REPORTS

Chris Strauss would like to invite some members to help with a survey to be used in his dissertation.

James Strawn reported that the General Access Lab committee was examining issues related to the planned use of UNT ID cards as Wells Fargo credit cards.

Gary Matthews said UNT libraries completed their accreditation visit from the ALA (American Library Association).

Chris Stoermer reported that COBA is testing a web-based system for the remote control of PCs with the COBA desktop OS image. The new system should help COBA instructors be able access a familiar OS image from classroom computers.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported on the status of adoption of Magic for adaptive screen reading software. This would replace Zoomtext as the recommended screen reader if adopted.

Tim Christian reported that CAS is evaluating a Dell desktop Computers.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 21,2006.


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