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AL TECH Agenda – February 13, 2015

MRP 5000 - 10:00 to 11:30

  • ITC recruitment - Welcome Jon!
  • Faculty/Staff computer refresh status
  • Summer 2015 Lab Updates
  • Upcoming/Potential Projects

ITC recruitment

New IT shop staff member Jonathan Ahrens started in January! Jonathan is a former student assistant for the A&L IT Shop and a Sac State graduate. He will be handling most of the day-to-day support requests outside of MND Hall, and will take on additional responsibilities in the near future.

Faculty/Staff computer refresh status

Computer refresh requests have been submitted to IRT for ordering.

  • The Provost is providing $1,000 per system
  • Only staff and tenure-track faculty are included in this refresh program
  • Lecturer systems are not being funded
  • IRT is providing a $150 subsidy for the lowest cost systems. These systems are all Lenovo desktops and laptops.
  • A&L is able to take advantage of the $150 subsidy for 8 of the 34 systems we are refreshing

Summer 2015 Lab Updates

For Summer, the following labs are candidates for hardware upgrade/replacement:

  • FORL Practice Lab (MRP 2002) - postponed from 2014
  • ENGL (CLV 131) - postponed from 2014
  • ENGL Writing Center (CLV 128)
  • COMS (MND 3002)
  • ART (MRP 1007)
  • PHOT (MRP 1005)

It is unlikely that the College will be able to fund all these labs, so prioritization will be necessary.

Upcoming/Potential Projects

  • A&L Technology Services/Spaces Branding
  • A&L Lab Policy
  • IdeaScale ideation and feedback
  • Self-Service Software
  • WordPress blog enhancement
  • Digital signage expansion
  • Lab smart-classroom technology upgrades
  • Digital asset management system expansion