05/29/2014 2:00 pm
319A Milam Hall

1. Discussion of LMS (Learning Management System) Review Process and Potential Recommendations

2. TRF Processes and Governance – Lois Brooks

3. Updates (Jon Dorbolo?) and Future Assignments


Members present: Victor Hsu, Bill Loges, Stuart Sarbacker, Paula Weiss 

Ex-officio members present: Information Services (David Barber), Vice Provost for Information Services (Lois Brooks), Technology Across the Curriculum (Jon Dorbolo)

Guest: Lynn Greenough 

  1. LMS Review – Lois Brooks, Lynn Greenough, Paula Weiss
    • LMS decision to be made shortly
    • Possibility of working with inter-university consortium if OSU moves to Canvas
    • Reviewers reported both increased functionality in some areas and decreased functionality in some areas of LMS in Canvas demos, overall positive impression
    • Paula Weiss on instructional committee that will make a recommendation to Provost
    • Some suggestion that Canvas might be easier from administrative viewpoint
    • CRC members agreed that their suggestions and concerns regarding the LMS review process and selection have been communicated to key stakeholders, and that pursuing a formal recommendation through the Faculty Senate was not necessary
    • CRC leadership expressed appreciation to Lois Brooks and Lynn Greenough for keeping the CRC well informed throughout the process, and for soliciting feedback from the CRC and hearing various concerns and suggestions.
  2. TRF (Technology Resource Fee) Program – David Barber
    • TRF program is being “sunsetted” for a new technology model
    • Moving away from “top down” model to one recognizing wider University needs
    • Technology Innovation Fund will be targeted to help individual instructors/teams develop innovative technology use in the classroom
    • Move towards greater transparency in TRF processes
    • Involve faculty for teaching-related applications
    • Bring clarity to definition of “lab,” including special technology, ad-hoc, instructional, mixed use, and miscellaneous types
  3. 365 Office and University Printing – Jon Dorbolo
    • Moving towards cloud (365) expands beyond Excel
    • “Student advantage program” free licenses for students
    • Includes “One drive” online storage space
    • Currently being implemented
    • Campus printing system being updated as well