Andrew Bell, Tony Crawford, Ruth Dyer, Yar Ebadi, Don Foster, David Hillier, Terry King, Gary Leitnaker, Laurel Littrell (Chair), Jane Rowlett, Gail Simmonds, Roger Terry, Harv Townsend, Fran Willbrant (attending for Keith Ratzloff), Dean Zollman
Council members introduced themselves and identified their affiliation with the university
Approved. After some angst, Tony Crawford agreed to serve as secretary for the year.
Townsend summarized that security issues would be dealt with this year, including authentication and service which may have policy implications. An IT security officer is to be hired to develop a security plan and a policy to be approved and implemented.
Leitnaker reviewed past issues of the Appropriate Use of IT Resources Committee which included the review of a draft policy on wireless technology prepared by Townsend. Leitnaker agreed to finish the work on that policy before stepping down as chair.
Littrell explained that this committee had been chaired by Barb Newhouse who rotated off of IRMC
Hillier explained that the goal of III is to converge information on campus to make it seamless and accessible; this will include identifying metadata.
Rowlett provided information about this committee that is concerned with what constitutes an official K-State web-site, whereby the information has to be accessible to people with disabilities under ADA regulations. Considerable discussion followed regarding who is responsible for making course related content available via the Internet, Disabled Student Services or the faculty member. The following recommendation was agreed upon in principle: "IRMC recommends that upon request, DSS in conjunction with CNS, assist faculty in providing reasonable access to web content connected to course materials." It was tabled until the next meeting to which Gretchen Holden, director of Disabled Student Services, will be invited to attend. In addition, it was determined that someone knowledgeable in Web page technology should be on call to assist faculty members to make the information available, although it was pointed out that there is no staff available to provide this service. Discussion followed about where the employee would reside, DSS or CNS. Rowlett distributed a folder of information, "Web Access for All," prepared by the Web-Site Accessibility Committee and encouraged everyone to study the contents.