Meeting Minutes

November 19, 1999 Meeting

Members present Rich Anderson, Craig Berry, Ginger Boone, Allen Bradley, Sandy Burke, Tim Christian, Jim Curry, Mike Hatch, Pam Hight, Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Paul Hons, Maurice Leatherbury, Gary Matthews, Bruce Pollak, Chris Strauss, Mike Wright, Roy Zumwalt

Members absent: Troy Bacon, Bill Buntain, Wil Clark, Eric Duchemin, Cyndie Harris, Abraham John, Kirk Kelly, Brenda Kirk, Mike Maner, Ramu Muthia, Dallas Newell, 

Guests:  Daren Dugan, Andrew McGregor, Jason Myre, Curry Searle, Craig Terrell

The minutes of the November 5th meeting were not yet available.

Mike Hatch reported that the Desktop Standardization committee had sent out its survey, but all of the responses hadn't been received yet. The committee has extended its deadline for return of the survey to the next DCSMT meeting.

Wil Clark, reporting for the Student Computing committee, said that the committee had met and discussed running Zenworks and how the Students in the Tree project will be implemented. Three of the distributed support units will set up a SIT test and evaluate the system. The committee will meet again in mid-December.

Maurice had nothing to report for the Personnel committee, except to say that he still intended to survey the DCSMT members about their student workers.

Maurice also reported that he had met with representatives from Computerland of Wichita Falls regarding the campus-wide support contract for HP printers.  He gave Computerland a listing of the printers costing over $500 and the company will prepare a proposal for service that will be delivered some time early next year.

Maurice reported that he and Richard Harris had attended the first meeting of the AHE GigaPOP Advisory Council on Monday, November 15th. Only three of the five member institutions were represented (TCU, UT Arlington, and UNT) at the meeting.  The attendees agreed to appoint the AHE employee who had been serving as interim project manager to be permanent, subject to the normal AHE probationary period of six months. Maurice also said that UNT was withholding full payment for the first year's assessment pending a resolution of the question of 7X24 support for the operation of the GigaPOP (something that UNT requires.) The "operations committee" has not yet met nor has a meeting been scheduled, but that group of hands-on representatives needs to resolve several technical questions, the foremost being the location of the GigaPOP.  Two locations have been proposed, one at the UT Southwestern Medical School campus, with Southwestern Bell providing an OC-3 connection to the Quest POP and the other at a TXU site in downtown Fort Worth, serviced by a TXU fiber connection to Quest. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 AM.

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