UTFAB Meeting Minutes
March 6, 2006
· The meeting was called to order at 4:15 PM
· UTFAB Members Present:
o Also present were Pat Burns and Scott Baily (UTAFB advisors), James Lyall, Scott Griffith, Larry Cobb, Ed Peyronnin, Mark Ritschard, Jim Cox
· Minutes from the February 27 meeting were approved as submitted
· James Lyall presented a proposal to upgrade instructional technology in up to 12 departmental classrooms, sharing the cost with departments. This presentation will be posted to the UTFAB site (http://utfab.colostate.edu) soon. Alternate means of determining which classrooms were to be done, such as one per college then a lottery or first come, first served approach were discussed. Burns proposed that if this is approved, the list of classrooms should be determined and Andre’ Smith should be involved to ensure continuity with other smart classrooms on campus.
· Scott Baily presented a proposal to increase wireless networking access on the campus, including outdoor coverage in the student center and library plaza areas. This proposal will also be posted on the UTFAB site soon. The board expressed interest in including Alder Hall in this project, which would result in 100% of general assignment classrooms having wireless access. Baily will follow up with Liberal Arts about this cost sharing opportunity.
· Pat burns presented estimates for the cost of upgrading central database servers supporting the SIS/Portal activities. These servers will be four years old once Banner goes live in Fall 2007, and upgrading the hardware should be considered as a possible requirement. Any recommendation for replacement will require justification and approval by the UTFAB. After subtracting a portion used by Human Resources (strictly administrative), and then splitting the remainder equally with central funding, the UTFAB cost is estimated at $226,500. It is impossible to say how much headroom the existing system will have until all system components have been installed and students start using the system at production levels. It appears there is sufficient budget to fund the server upgrade in fiscal year 07-08, as well as all continuing and supplemental projects as proposed.
· Legitimacy votes were taken for supplemental proposals presented 3/6/06
o Instructional Technology in Classrooms PASSED (unanimous)
o Wireless LAN expansion PASSED (unanimous)
· There will be no meeting next week (March 13), as this is spring break.
· At the March 20 meeting, Lyall and Baily will be back to answer any final questions the UTFAB may have on their proposals. Final votes on all supplemental proposals are expected at that time.
· Tamla Blunt agreed to take over as the board secretary, effective 3/20/06
· Adjourn at 5:30 PM