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IRMC Meeting Minutes
February 18, 1999
Room 204 K-State Union
1:15-2:30 p.m.



Jean Darbyshire, David Hillier, Ruth Dyer, Gary Leitnaker, Barbara Newhouse, Tom Schellhardt, Harvard Townsend, Virgil Wallentine, Jane Rowlett


Cheryl Strecker, John Streeter, Tony Crawford, Doug Elcock, John Murray, Don Foster, Terry King, Jason Lacey, Martin Ottenheimer,

Tom Schellhardt opened the meeting at 1:20.


Tom asked the subcommittee chairs to provide him with a report of their subcommittees' progress by March 1 in preparation for the VPAST's May 1 report.

Tom indicated there was good attendance at the CITAC lecture last week on viruses. An Internet 2 lecture is planned in the middle of April.

Review and Approval of January 21, 1999 Minutes

It was moved and seconded that the minutes be approved as read. Motion passed.


Current Issues


Information Technology Executive Council Update (Townsend)

  • Harv described the oversight by the state of Kansas (Senate Bill 5) regarding IT purchases over $250,000 and the dilemma this presents. It is hopeful that the Regents institutions will get research and education exempted from this mandate.

Computing and Network Services Update (Townsend)

  • Harv indicated that the eligibility policy is in the process of being approved.


Subcommittee Reports


Data Administration

  • David Hillier distributed a one-page draft (attached) of the data administration policy for review by the committee. The committee will discuss this further at the next meeting.
  • David also indicated that he and Tom Schellhardt will be drafting a policy to address security issues.

Intellectual Property

  • Martin Ottenheimer and John Murray were not present. It was noted that the Intellectual Property Committee has met twice and will be producing a draft policy for the University.

Education and Policy Promotion

  • Jean Darbyshire handed out a draft report from the Education and Policy Promotion committee (also attached).

Other Business

  • A listserv has been set up for time sensitive alert messages.
  • It was suggested that the organization of and the search engine for the KSU web site be improved.

Meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Attachment 1: Draft: Information Resource Management Policy

Attachment 2: Draft: Education and Policy Promotion