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IRMC Meeting Minutes
February 18, 2000
K-State Union Room 204



Tony Crawford, John Streeter, Harvard Townsend, Tom Schellhardt, David Hillier, John Murray, Jane Rowlett, Jean Darbyshire, Don Foster, Gary Leitnaker, Laurel Littrell, Barbara Newhouse, Cheryl Strecker, Delores Takemoto, Ruth Dyer, Virgil Wallentine


Jeff Meder, Doug Elcock, Carol Kellett

Tom Schellhardt opened the meeting at 1:15 p.m.


  1. The next CITAC lecture will be March 12th. The topic is University Portals and Z-commerce.

  2. Mel Chastain was selected as the Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Services and Technology.

  3. The next Provost's Lecture Series will be on February 24th. The presentation will be on intellectual property issues.

Review and Approval of the January 2000 IRMC Minutes

It was moved and seconded that the January minutes be approved.


Subcommittee Reports


Education and Policy Promotion (Darbyshire)

Jean Darbyshire distributed a proposal regarding the recommended training for LAN administrators. Discussion followed. Harv Townsend shared the proposal with his staff. Jean met with Jeanette Harold regarding the curriculum. Jeanette was receptive of the program and indicated that Dr. Unger has asked her to develop a training program for LAN administrators. The committee recommended that the "consequences" section be removed from the proposal. It was moved by John Murray to accept the proposal, as amended. It was seconded by Gary Leitnaker. Motion passed.

E-Mail Policy

Gary Leitnaker indicated that his committee met again to discuss further revisions to the e-mail policy. Dee Takemoto was invited to attended the meeting. Gary and Harv will be meeting with the Senate IT committee to discuss issues related to the policy revisions. Dee indicated that most of the concern from the IT Senate Committee will be in relationship to the routing or disposing of undeliverable mail.

Data Administration (Hillier)

Dave Hillier indicated that the same language approved for the privacy section of the E-Mail policy will be inserted in the Information, Computing and Network Security Procedures Policy draft. He asked Gary to forward the statement to him for inclusion in the ICNSP draft.

Intellectual Property (John Murray)

John Murray indicated that once the IP policy is approved the patent committee will have to be renamed. The charge of the committee will be broadened.

E-Commerce Issues and Practices Committee (Newhouse)

Barbara Newhouse indicated that she met with Dr. Unger to clarify the role of this committee related to another committee with a similar charge. The committee met and discussed the committee charge and attempted to define e-commerce. The committee will be looking at existing K-State policies that govern commerce issues and also research what other universities are doing in this area with regard to policy.

Appropriate Use of IT Resources (Townsend)

Harv indicated that we are using two times the bandwidth that we currently are being charged for. He talked about imposing a limit on usage to regulate some misuse primarily in the resident halls.

He mentioned that the Web Site Design Committee was meeting. John Murray noted that a new home page for K-State was being designed.

Harv noted we had received several new viruses just this last week. He also noted that we had received several copyright infringement notices relative to personal web pages.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.