I. Mission Statement for Information Technology
II. Management of Information Technologies
III. Overview of Information Technology Resources
IV. Current Status of Information Technologies
V. Progress on Achieving Goals from the Indiana University
Information Technology Strategic Plan
VI. Progress on Achieving Campus Goals for Information
I. Mission Statement for Information
Technology (back to top)
The Office of Information Technology provides innovative, contemporary,
and accessible technology in microcomputing, instructional media, networking,
and telephone services enabling the students, faculty and staff of IU
Northwest to effectively meet the goals of a student-centered learning
community. To accomplish this mission, Information Technology Services
works collaboratively with the campus community to provide technology
leadership and support, which emphasizes empowerment of the individual.
To accomplish this mission, the Office of Information Technology will:
- leverage hardware, software, and web-based resources provided centrally
- maintain campus desktop technology current through life cycle funding
- provide appropriate training during day and evening hours
- inform the IUN family about current and emerging issues in technology
- and work collaboratively with the campus community to provide technology
leadership and support, which emphasizes empowerment of the individual.
IUN is committed to establishing and maintaining appropriate information
technologies, including instructional technology, in order to serve students,
faculty and staff needs. This commitment has several implications. As
a regional campus, IUN is clearly an integral part of the Indiana University
system, having its own catchments area as well as its own linkages to
the wider system. This creates an important dimension of IT, the special
linkages to the larger IU system. Increasingly, information technologies
are viewed as a single telecommunications system that merges data, voice,
and video capabilities.
The entire IU system is in the midst of a major transformation concerning
the use of information technologies for learning, scholarship and outreach.
IUN seeks to take a proactive approach to supporting the use of technology
during this dramatic transition. IUN intends to provide facilities and
support for an expanding role of information technologies to faculty,
students, and staff who have significantly different needs and experience
in the use of technology. This support includes not only technical support
of hardware and software, but also what is equally important, training
to serve the instructional and curricular needs of faculty and students
and to provide an up-to-date system for Internet access to enhance learning,
scholarship and outreach.
II. Management of Information
Technologies (back to top)
It is crucial for the management of information technologies to create
an appropriate organizational structure. This structure has been initiated
in the creation of the Cabinet-level position of Vice Chancellor for Information
Technology. This position reports directly to both the IUN Chancellor,
Bruce Bergland and Vice President and CIO, Michael McRobbie. The VCIT
is responsible for all aspects of information technologies at IUN.
The Vice Chancellor for Information Technology is responsible for implementing
the Indiana University Information Technology Strategic Plan Architecture for the
21st Century: An Information Technology Strategic Plan for Indiana University
on the IUN campus. This position represents IUN at meetings with Vice
President and CIO, Michael McRobbie and works directly with centralized
IT staff. The Vice Chancellor works with the Strategic Planning Committee
and the Technology Council to prioritize, plan, and implement specific
Shared Vision outcomes as stated in the Shared
At IUN, The Information Technology Division consists of the following
operating units: the Office of the Vice Chancellor; the Department of
Microcomputer Support Services which provides desktop support and student
computer support; the Department of Instructional Technologies which provides
audio-visual services, distance learning, and faculty development; and
the Department of Technical Services which provides network administration,
server administration, programming services for specialized reports, and
telecommunications. Other functions include microcomputer applications
instruction, and web management. This structure must be complemented by
a planning, staffing, and budgeting process for IT that can be integrated
into the overall IUN planning and budgeting process.
IT Governance and Constituent
IUN Information Technology Organization
The Technology Council is a representative body appointed by the Chancellor for a staggered two-year
term. The Technology Council's charge is
- Planning: The Council will develop, with the assistance of the Vice
Chancellor for Information Technology, long range and annual plans for
technology and information systems on the IUN campus.
- Policy: The Council will develop general policies for acquisition
and use of technology and information systems on the IUN campus.
- Evaluation: The Council will receive and review reports from the Vice
Chancellor for Information Technology on the extent to which plans and
policies are followed.
IUN Student Technology Fee Committee
The Student Technology Fee Committee is an appointed body of five students
(names submitted by the Vice Chancellor for Student Services) and five
faculty or academic staff (selected by the Vice Chancellor for Information
Technology) charged to advise and review issues pertaining to the use
of technology fees collected from IUN students. The committee serves in
an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology.
In addition, the committee's mission, as approved by the Technology Council,
is to solicit, review, and select proposals for one-time funding from
unallocated Student Technology fees.
Faculty Organization Computer Committee
Organization Computer Committee shall review policy and practice with
regard to funding, acquisition, and management of computers, computer-related
equipment, and computer facilities, and make policy recommendations in
these areas. The Chairperson on this committee shall be a member of the
Technology Council to provide policy input concerning computers and concerning
the Technology Plan of the campus.
This committee acts as a conduit between the faculty and information
technology organization to advise on operating issues as they relate to
the academic mission of the campus and to determine the software configuration
(build) in microcomputer classrooms. Often policy issues are first discussed
in this committee and then brought forward to the Technology Council for
recommendation and approval by the Chancellor's Cabinet.
Faculty Classroom Teaching and Distributive Education Committee
The Faculty Classroom Teaching and Distributive Education Committee
shall provide a forum for the discussion of common and unique educational
concerns in such areas and objectives as: Teaching methods and practices;
test construction; evaluation; statistical data on teaching; the relationships
between teaching, research, and service; and philosophies of education.
It shall review policy and make recommendations relevant to classroom
technology , distance education, and other technology services. The Chairperson
of the committee shall be a member of the Technology Council.
III. Overview of Information
Technology Resources (back
Student Technology Centers
There are two Student Technology Centers (STC's) at IUN. Marram Hall
103 is the main STC with the manager's office located there. This STC
has adjacent bathrooms, a secure entry, special equipment for our visually
impaired students, graphics PCs with scanners, multiple high capacity
HP monochrome laser printers, a color laser printer, and is open extended
hours. The other STC is located in the Savannah Center room 227. The Marram
Hall STC supports Macintosh and IBM compatible Personal Computers and
both STC's have multiple high capacity HP laser printers. Funding for
the STC's come entirely from Student Technology Fees.
IUN's microcomputer classrooms
(IU's Type V Classrooms) are located in Marram Hall, Raintree
Hall, Hawthorn Hall, the Library, and at the off-campus Portage Commons
site. Each computer classroom has an overhead large display video/data
LCD projector, which displays the video signal from the teacher's station
on a pull-down screen at the front of the room, and one or more networked
HP Laser printers. Funding for all computer classrooms comes entirely
from Student Technology Fees.
Multimedia Classroom Technologies
There are a total of 50 classrooms on campus and 3 in Portage currently
used for general instruction. Of these, 22 have been converted to use
similar fixed multimedia equipment
consisting of an instructor's console with a networked
computer (Mac or PC), video copy stand and VCR/DVD player. This console
is connected to an LCD data/video projector(s) and powered stereo speakers.
Each room is secured with a keypad entry locking system. Three classrooms
in Marram Hall have a small switcher and both Apple iMacs and Dell SX
Raintree 102 remains our most advanced technology classroom which has
an AMX touch pad to control lights, curtains, sound, instructor access
to a rack of equipment including Apple Macintosh computer, VCR, video
disc, video copy stand and other equipment as needed.
Mobile Multimedia Presentation Systems
IUN has17 mobile multimedia presentation systems that are available
for use in the 50 classrooms on campus. There are 14 PC carts and 3 Apple
Macintosh carts. The carts are customized before delivery. Speakers can
be added as well as VCR/DVD players and/or video copy stands. There are
13 LCD data/video projectors available to be combined with the above carts
as needed. We expect the demand for these mobile systems to decrease as
we move toward a fixed multimedia concept.
Distributive Education by Video Teleconferencing
IUN has three rooms equipped for academic video teleconferencing. Hawthorn
Hall 338 is the smallest holding a maximum of eight people and is equipped
with IP Polycom equipment including a video copy stand, VCR, fax machine,
and scan converter for Mac or PC computers.
Hawthorn 318, with a seating capacity of 20, is our most sophisticated
facility with three robotically controlled cameras and instructor controlled
video copy stand, VCR and a networked Macintosh computer capable of running
both Mac and PC operating systems (Virtual PC) and application programs.
Advanced technologies including chromakey are available through video
staff assistance in the adjacent control room. This DE room can connect
via IP Polycom, fiber through Ameritech Advanced Video System (AAVS) as
well as ISDN and other routes through IUPUI and IU Bloomington MCU's.
Hawthorn 105 has the largest capacity with 39 seats. It has two 54"
monitors in the front of the room with instructor controlled networked
computer, video copy stand and VCR. An adjacent control room allows our
video staff to make connections via IP Polycom or AAVS and control cameras.
AVIDD (Analysis and Visualization of Instrument-Driven Data) is a distributed
computing facility with components at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and IU Northwest
designed to process data generated by large scientific instruments. AVIDD
opens new doors for research at Indiana University because of its novel
design, addressing the full life cycle of data analysis including intake,
storage, analysis, and visualization. The implementation of AVIDD is aimed
at a great diversity of sciences, including the life sciences, geophysics,
atmospheric sciences, physics, and chemistry. There are few, if any, similar
efforts in existence today.
There are three aspects of the AVIDD facility that are particularly forward-looking
in meeting the coming needs of scientists:
- Real-time data analysis. AVIDD provides facilities for analysis of
nonscheduled, real-time data streams while also maintaining high overall
usage levels of the computational systems.
- Managing very large data sets. With a total of 10 TB (terabyte) of
spinning disk, and close integration with IU's massive data storage
system, scientists will easily be able to manage and analyze multi-TB
data sets using the AVIDD facility.
- Low-cost, distributed visualization environments. IU has developed
three relatively low-cost 3D visualization environments, permitting
the installation of immersive 3D visualization devices in several labs,
shared research areas, and advanced classrooms.
Further details on the AVIDD facility can be found on the AVIDD
IUN uses computers as an integral element of all administrative activities,
including in the Office of Academic Affairs, The Office of Administration
and Finance,and the Office of Information Technology. In Academic Affairs,
computers are essential to the scheduling of instructional facilities
and A/V equipment, to maintain student records including admissions information,
grades, student fees and tuition, and placement data. In Administration
and Finance, computers facilitate maintaining financial records, human
resources records, physical plant records and work schedules. In Information
Technology, computers are used to keep track of Help Desk service requests,
maintain web pages, maintain an inventory of personal computers and printers,
and provide microcomputer applications training.
The IU system is converting older mainframe-based administrative systems
to a series of modules from PeopleSoft and implementing community (open)
software. This conversion is being implemented in stages and will take
a number of years to complete.
Academic Affairs Support of Scholarship Through Technology
The Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning was established at IUN to encourage and support
teacher scholarship through collaboration among the Office of Academic
Affairs, the Faculty Organization's Faculty Development Committee and
FACET members. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, CETL,
began formal operations in the Spring of 2002. The Center is under Academic
Affairs and is housed in the Library Conference Center. The Director of
the Center reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
CETL has established a Board of Advisors and a Steering Committee to provide
faculty input on setting program priorities.
IV. Current Status of Information
Technologies (back to top)
At present, IUN has the highest percentage of Apple Macintosh computers
of any IU system campus. Each full-time faculty and staff member has their
choice of a networked Apple Macintosh or PC desktop computer with laser
printing services, e-mail, and access to the Internet via Netscape Navigator
and Internet Explorer. As already noted, there are networked computer
classrooms in Marram Hall, Raintree Hall, Hawthorn Hall, the Library,
and Portage Commons off-campus site. There are Student Technology Centers
in Marram Hall and Savannah Center. The Library has a computer reference
area on the first floor and an 8 station Cyber cafe. E-mail kiosks are
placed in Hawthorn Hall on the first floor, Moraine Student Center, and
are planned for the Savannah Student Center first and second floor. IUN
creates and maintains web pages and list services for both administrative
and instructional use. Through list serve software and e-mail, faculty
and staff have the ability to communicate with each other, between departments,
within the university, and beyond the university.
Faculty and staff members have the ability to use word processing, e-mail,
and the Internet through their Apple Macintosh or IBM compatible desktop
computers. Some departments have purchased additional computers that are
not on life-cycle funding. There
are a total of 1,446 computers on campus 571are allocated to faculty and
staff through life-cycle funding, 580 are for student use. The remaining
295 computers are either departmentally owned or in inventory for replacement
IUN provides access to networked laser printers for all faculty and staff.
There are 70 of these HP LaserJet printers, plus 16 HP Laser printers
for students in both STC's and computer classrooms. The faculty and some
staff have about 140 individual inkjet printers for confidential printing.
Life-cycle funding provides for most faculty and staff laser printing
needs. Some departments have purchased additional monochrome or color
printers that are not on life-cycle funding.
IUN has a small number of applications and file servers located in the
machine room. These servers, the associated automated tape librarian backup
system, uninterruptible power supplies, and operating software are under
life-cycle funding. IUN servers currently provide networking services,
Cold Fusion, file storage, and other applications. Some departments have
chosen to purchase and support department-specific file servers. IUN houses
the AVIDD training computer cluster.
E-mail and Web Services
IUN has both IMAP-based and Microsoft Exchange E-mail provided by centrally
housed and maintained UITS servers. IUN pays a per user fee for these
services. Students use the IMAP service, staff use Exchange, faculty can
choose either but generally use Exchange. Likewise, IUN offers official
and personal Web services to our departments, faculty, and students from
UITS servers. IUN pays a small fee per user account for e-mail and web
IUN is fortunate to have a T-3 (45MBps) primary connection to the Internet
and a T-1(1.54MBps) secondary or backup link. These connection allow our
campus to enjoy high-speed Internet access and relatively fast access
to centrally provided instructional and administrative services. IUN has
a small modem pool for local access by students, faculty, or staff.
The wiring supplied to many faculty and staff desktops is Category-3
twisted pair cable capable of 10 MBps speed. There are approximate 1,200
network connections encompassing all networked devices, Because the general
health of the twisted pair cable plant is poor to fair a wiring replacement
project is underway. An estimate to replace the current wiring with an
all Category-5E system is about $500,000 as a turn-key project.
Telecommunications upgraded the network backbone to Gigabit Ethernet
and replaced all existing Ethernet hubs with HP 4000 switched Ethernet
hubs. This backbone upgrade will ease network problems while IUN rewires
The main buildings on campus are connected by fiber optic cable in conduits.
There is a small amount of multi-mode and single mode optic fiber cable
placed between buildings. While this cable is adequate now, there are
not sufficient spare fibers in place for any unplanned growth, to provide
redundancy, or diverse routing across the campus.
The coaxial cable distribution is largely undocumented. Three .500 (1/2"
diameter) hard coaxial cables are placed from Hawthorn Hall to each campus
building. These hard coaxial cables are converted to RG-59 or RG-6 inside
the buildings for risers and TV drops. The current use of these three
cables is to provide distribution of the local Cable Company (Comcast)
signal on one cable, to provide an origination capability for each building
to the control room in Hawthorn Hall, and to provide baseband video signals
on an ad hoc basis between buildings. This video distribution system has
never been fully utilized and has fallen into disrepair. This system needs
to be re engineered to provide a broadband signal with the proper alignment
and amplification. New riser cabling and self-terminating connectors need
to be installed. A good estimate for this rehabilitation must wait on
determining what the faculty needs are for video distribution. An estimate
for a complete rehabilitation of the existing cable plant to commercial
standards including alignment and F.C.C. certification would cost about
$125,000 - $200,000. An alternative is to convert the CATV system to fiber
Staffing Information Technology Departments
Unfortunately, IT staffing levels are at a critical juncture. Budget
reductions, while not unusual at regional campuses, have forced the permanent
loss of several microcomputer support positions that are essential in
providing and maintaining a high quality of customer service. IUN has
consistently been unable to attract and retain qualified technical help
at salary levels IUN can afford. IUN pays between one-half to two-thirds
of the comparable regional salary for qualified technical help. As a result,
most of the staff do not have a formal degree in the IT field and appear
to lack sufficient formal training on the equipment and software they
are responsible for maintaining. Turnover of the microcomputer support
technicians approaches 100%.
Student Technology Fee
The Student Technology Fee was created and approved to provide special
funds for student-centered IT needs not addressed by the base campus budget.
The Student Technology Fee is assessed each student in accordance with
a formula that is tied to their credit hour load. Full-time students pay
$80.00 each semester. Part-time students pay a graduated portion of the
full-time amount. Fees are collected into a general fund account earmarked
for student technology use only. These funds purchase computing equipment
in classrooms and Student Technology Centers, mathematical and statistical
software, and other miscellaneous student technology related expenses,
such as laser toner cartridges and paper. The Student Technology Fee also
pays salaries for support technicians, the microcomputer applications
trainer,and other persons. Funds remaining at the end of the fiscal year
are to be retained in the account for future use. Some remaining funds
are used for one-time technology requests from the faculty or academic
departments. In the past, this funding has been approved for use in creating
the two Student Technology Centers, a Geographic Information Systems lab,
the Graphics lab, a Modern Languages lab, technology support of student
organizations, and in modernizing various computer classrooms.
Some concern has been expressed about maintaining the Student Technology
Fees in a general account rather than a restricted account such as Student
Activity Fees. When founded, there was a commitment to students that funds
would be reserved for non-base budget student needs. The consensus of
the Technology Fee Committee is that it must be restricted or resources
will be lost to student-identified needs.This conclusion has been repeatedly
confirmed by the Technology Council.
IUN's Academic Facilities Inventory
IU's Bureau of Facilities reports these instructional
spaces, which include classrooms, teaching labs, and
conference center rooms. To this list, facilities in Portage Commons and
in the proposed Professional Building have been added. The original Shared
Vision Steering Committee had as one of it's outcomes that ALL classrooms
would be conducive to learning. This included appropriate technology,
seating, lighting, and air conditioning. The Bureau of Facilities inventory
reports the condition of this outcome.
V. Progress on Achieving Goals from
the Indiana University Information Technology Strategic Plan
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The following action items found in the recommendations section of the
Indiana University Information Technology Strategic Plan Architecture for the 21st Century:
An Information Technology Strategic Plan for Indiana University have
direct relevance for the faculty and staff on the IUN campus. Other recommendations
also have implications for faculty on the IUN campus, however, these action
items listed below and the IUN responses are the primary action items
affecting IUN IT directly.
ACTION 1: The University should build life-cycle replacement funding
into its planning at every level of investment in information technology
(including personal, departmental, and central systems, and network hardware
and software); and UITS should develop a life-cycle replacement model
to use where needed in conjunction with its investments in information
technology. Implementation should begin immediately, with full funding
of life-cycle replacement phased in over a fixed number of years.
Response - The Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
worked with the OVPIT(Office of the Vice President for Information Technology)
staff to develop a methodology for periodic replacement of desktop systems,
printers, and centralized file servers with essential ancillary components.
Each component of this plan has a discrete life cycle. Initial funding
for this plan was split 75% IUN and 25% OVPIT. Any additional equipment
will be wholly funded by IUN. This plan was put in effect in time to remediate
any Y2K problems. The plan's original funding model is shown below:
|HP Laser printer
|HP Inkjet printer
* Modified to 3-year life-cycle in 2003
ACTION 2: The University should budget a standard amount per year, per
FTE to support life-cycle replacement of faculty and staff desktop computers,
and to cover the cost of providing local support to that desktop.
Response - This Activity Based Costing model is not
implemented at IUN. Funds are not budgeted on a per FTE model for support.
ACTION 3: The University's stock of computers should be systematically
modernized so that they are all capable of supporting current releases
of widely-used software, Web access, and other basic tasks of computation
Response - This has been accomplished under Action 1.
ACTION 4: The University should review the market compensation levels
for qualified IT professionals at each campus and in their surrounding
communities, and seek to make compensation competitive with employment
alternatives, within the context of overall University salary goals.
Response - This Market Basket competitive analysis and
subsequent compensation adjustment of IT staff has not been addressed
or accomplished at IUN.
ACTION 5: Response - The University should provide students, faculty
and staff with reliable access to computing, data storage, information
and network services, on the campuses and off.
Response - This Action is not fully accomplished at
IUN. Access on campus is reliable. Off-campus access is limited to a small
number of modems. Most students, faculty, and staff use a personal Internet
Service Provider (ISP) for access to campus computing resources. IUN continues
to look for an ISP that will offer special pricing to students, faculty,
and staff across our service area. IU has many services open to web access
which providing easy access and reliability to those services.
ACTION 8: Schools across the University should be encouraged to provide
more resources for maintenance and training for departmental and school
computing environments. They should work creatively and in collaboration
with UITS to train, retain and distribute knowledgeable individuals to
maintain distributed server and desktop systems (UNIX, NT, MacOS, etc.).
Response - This action is up to individual IUN departments
and schools to accomplish. Currently there are five departments or schools
providing some computing resources to their students.
ACTION 10: The University should continue to support the efforts to educate
and certify IT professionals in needed functional areas of the profession.
These programs should be expanded to reach a wider University audience,
especially on the IUPUI and regional campuses.
Response - An attempt to train and certify IT staff
technicians was begun, but resulted in every newly certified technician
leaving IUN for other employment. IT employees are encouraged to request
specific formal training. Employee requests for training are almost always
ACTION 11: The Teaching and Learning Technology Lab and the Center for
Teaching & Learning should be expanded, and new services developed
where needed, to offer a standard level of teaching support services for
all faculty at IUB, IUPUI, and the regional campuses.
Response - The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
has a faculty development program called the Center for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning with one-half time faculty and one-half time staff
to assist faculty in improving their technology skills. This center provides
pedagogy support for the Oncourse CMS. The Vice President for Information
Technology and CIO has provided matching funds for a technical position
to support increased use of technology.
ACTION 21: Beginning immediately, all planning and renovation of classrooms
and other teaching spaces should evaluate and incorporate information
technology needs. The costs of information technology identified in prior
planning efforts as well as future efforts, should be fully base funded
to provide for acquiring and installing equipment, as well as for maintenance,
repair, life-cycle replacement, and support.
Response - UITS and IUN administration have an agreement
to fund classroom improvements. UITS has agreed to provide up to $321,000
in modernization and base funds for classroom renovations. IUN has not
provided any supplemental funds for classroom improvements above current
operating budget amounts. The cost to provide classroom technology equipment
under a life-cycle concept was included in the agreement.
ACTION 47: The University as a whole and the campuses individually should
establish base funding for the life-cycle replacement and ongoing development
of telecommunications services and infrastructure.
Response - The telephone system is managed as an auxiliary
enterprise. The replacement cost for the telephone switch, call accounting
system, voice mail system, wiring, and telephones are included in monthly
telephone charges. The data communication network has recently been provided
$75,000 per year in life-cycle funds from the IUN budget. The budget model
for the data network life-cycle funding is:
VI. Progress on Achieving Campus Goals
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2010 Shared Vision Outcome 9
"IUN is a recognized leader in northwest Indiana in using technology
to support excellence in learning, scholarship, and student services".
In order to achieve this outcome the following individual actions
Support for Excellence in Learning
1. Completion of Shared Vision Conducive Classroom Committee Goals
- 2004 - Three of five multimedia classrooms originally with Apple
macintosh only have been upgraded to also include a PC.
- 2005 - The IUN administration will determine funding support for completion
of ITSP Action Item 21 classroom improvements as previously agreed,
such that all classrooms and conference spaces occasionally
used as classrooms will have fixed multi-media equipment by 2010 and
the equipment will be placed on an appropriate life cycle.
- 2005 - Three technology classrooms in the Medical Education building
will be equipped with multimedia equipment and placed under the Registrar
for scheduling purposes.
- 2006 - Equipment will be provided to make all classrooms in the Professional
building fully conducive to learning with multimedia technology in all
classrooms and auditoriums.
- 2007 - The IUN administration will acquire the necessary internal
and external funding for appropriate sized tablet arm or seminar type
seating to make all classrooms fully conducive for learning.
2. Network Improvements
- 2004 - IUN is offering wireless internet access in areas where students
- 2004 -Wiring will begin to place at least one network connection at
a minimum of 100MBps in every current classroom.
- 2004 - Rewiring of all network connections using a structured wiring
plan will begin.
- 2005 - Roll around wireless laptop classrooms will be purchased and
deployed in Hawthorn Hall or planning begun for a dedicated 50 station
computer testing facility. Staffing to serve either option will have
to be addressed .
- 2005 - The campus coaxial cable plant will be evaluated and actions
proposed to fix or replace the video distribution network.
- 2006 - Every current classroom will have at least one network connection
at a minimum of 100MBps.
- 2007 - All computer classrooms have network connections at a minimum
of 100MBps for every computer workstation.
3. Expansion of Student Computing
- 2004 - In response to lines at the Student Technology Centers, a study
of STC computer usage will be completed and plans to alleviate congestion
will be brought to the Student Technology Fee Committee for action.
- 2004 - Additional e-mail kiosks will be placed in the Savannah center
on both floors.
- 2005 - The creation of an Information Commons
in the Library or other space will be investigated and a recommendation
forwarded to the Chancellor's Cabinet for approval.
- 2005 - The Student Technology Fee Committee will publish policies
and procedures for use of Student Technology funds and for STF grant
- 2007 - A complete review of appropriate use of the Student Technology
Fee will be completed and distributed to students, faculty, and staff.
4. Expand use of Oncourse by faculty and students.
- 2004 - Partner with CETL to support Oncourse classic to Oncourse
- 2005 - Conversion of Oncourse classic to Oncourse CL for online instruction
- 2005 - Work with Academic Affairs to provide incentives for all faculty
to use Oncourse in at least one course
- 2006 - Expand Oncourse usage to over 50% of faculty.
Support for Excellence in Scholarship
1. Expand use of advanced computing facilities such as AVIDD.
- 2004 - Use of John-e-Box display by Chemistry faculty in class.
- 2005 - Work with Academic Affairs to submit one or more joint DOE/NSF/FIPSE
grant(s) with IUB to expand use of high performance computing at IUN.
- 2006 - Expand use of John-e-Box display to Mathematics.
- 2007 - Work with Academic Affairs to submit one or more joint DOE/NSF/FIPSE
grant(s) with IUB to expand use of high performance computing at IUN.
2. Expand use of technology by faculty.
- 2004 - Create an on-line and print newsletter about technology.
- 2004 - Begin an engagement process with the faculty to discuss significant
information technology issues .
Support for Excellence in Student Services
1. Expand use of Onestart Portal.
- 2004 - Student Services to identify Student tab publisher and have
that person trained.
- 2005 - Student training on customization of their personal portal.
2. Expand use of Student Information System (SIS).
- 2004 - Kathryn Lantz to provide training on SIS modules.
- 2006 - Additional training for administrative offices
2. Expand use of Student Web Sites.
- 2004 - Training is provided to students on Microsoft Front Page and
Macromedia Studio MX 2004 through day and evening classes.
- 2005 - IU Webmaster and IUN webmaster to hold web conference at IUN
specifically for students.
- 2006 - IU Webmaster and IUN webmaster to hold web conference at IUN
specifically for students.
- 2007 - Student government reevaluates use of student organization
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