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AL TECH Agenda – October 9, 2015

MRP 5000 - 10:00 to 11:30

  • Faculty/Staff computer refresh
  • Departmental Copiers/Xerox
  • Classroom technology
  • IdeaScale

Faculty/Staff computer refresh

Faculty/Staff equipment arrived two weeks prior to semester start. The IT shop prioritized equipment distribution to new-hire faculty. We are now coordinating/scheduling deployments of the remaining systems.

  • Funding overview
  • Clarification on lecturer/part-time systems policy

Cost breakdown

College College Totals # of machines Provost Contribution College Balance
AL $57,588.59 29 $34,800.00 $22,788.59
ECS $66,916.14 47 $56,400.00 $10,516.14
LIB $5,091.26 4 $4,800.00 $291.26
COE $52,601.83 39 $46,800.00 $5,801.83
NSM $41,644.92 28 $33,600.00 $8,044.92
HHS $58,741.33 39 $46,800.00 $11,941.33
CBA $84,080.85 42 $50,400.00 $33,680.84
SSIS $28,416.85 22 $26,400.00 $2,016.85
$395,081.76 250 $300,000.00 $95,081.76

Machine breakdown

Default
Machine
DM Cost Special
Order
SO Cost Mac Mac Cost
AL 7$7,840.35 1$1,459.21 21$48,289.03
ECS 0$0.00 41$56,938.47 6$9,977.67
LIB 3$3,159.08 1$1,932.19 0$0.00
COE 27$32,740.07 0$0.00 12$19,861.76
NSM 0$0.00 17$21,819.28 11$19,825.64
HHS 14$17,291.71 16$23,928.93 9$17,520.68
CBA 21$25,239.84 7$12,953.77 14$45,887.25
SSIS 13$16,222.16 8$10,507.73 1$1,686.96
Total 85$102,493.21 91$129,539.57 74$163,048.98
Average $1,205.80 $1,423.51 $2,203.36

Departmental Copiers/Xerox

Due to pricing and policy changes coming from IRT, department copy machines were not replaced over Summer as planned. The College is still working with IRT and other vendors to identify the most efficient and effective course of action. Now that the semester has begun, any replacements will need to be near-seamless so as to not disrupt instruction.

Classroom Technology

The College is responsible for technology maintenance and updates in 58 learning spaces across campus. Many of these spaces have technology that is out of date and/or struggling with wear-and-tear. Funding was recently approved at the University level for improvements and maintenance to classroom technology, but it is unclear whether or not any of this funding will go to the Colleges or only to IRT for support of “university open” classrooms.

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is an ideation and feedback tool that has been adopted by the College. The College's goal is “to have a broad conversation about ideas that can move us forward and improve how we work and learn.” Some great ideas and discussions are already posted. There is a link on the College home page (www.csus.edu/al) and everyone should sign up!