RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Tony Crawford, Ruth Dyer, David
Hillier, Bryan Kraus, Gary Leitnaker, Laurel Littrell (Chair), Beth Montelone,
Gail Simmonds, Roger Terry, Harvard Townsend, Beth Unger, Virg Wallentine, Dean
The minutes of November 14 were approved as corrected.
Regarding the three new positions in Data Administration that
were announced at the last meeting as being filled, Hillier reported that one
of the persons took another position.
- Townsend announced that pieces of the storage area network
arrived; KEAS was still under development, but should be ready by January 6,
- Littrell reported that the wireless policy is in the process
of being reviewed by the appropriate groups on campus.
- Discussion items
Unger will report to the Council at the next meeting.
that the bulk of the Council’s work is done in the three permanent
committees–Web Issues, Security, and III; Kurt Gartner form the Dept. of Music
has been appointed to IRMC as a Faculty Senate representative.
Rowlett agreed to chair this committee and some of the issues it addressed last
year were: accessibility, especially ADA; e-commerce; Portal.
Chair Leitnaker summarized how this committee had functioned under various
committee names since IRMC was created and had written several major policies
that are now in place; the committee takes a “broad stroke” approach when
preparing guidelines; no issues are under consideration at this time, but
another member needs to be appointed to the committee.
Integrated Information Initiative (III).
Hillier, chair, reported that the committee
focused on principles rather than details, and the staff was working on
standards and building bridges between existing systems; Larry Moeder and Bryan
Kraus are new members of the committee.
Littrell opened the
floor for discussion about issues that needed to be addressed and what
approaches should be taken.The
following were among the issues raised by Council members:
Townsend will be addressing access issues including who is
eligible for access; allocation of storage space for data is also a major
concern especially the ability to forecast storage needs as new systems are
- Hillier will be involved with authorization issues.
- Unger stated that she was concerned with authorization issues
and who makes authorization decisions, and how a structure and guidelines
should be determined.
- Wallentine expressed concern over the data in academic
departments and the lack of appropriate security, storage, and back up
- The question was raised about existing groups that could
tackle some of the new issues, CITAC in particular.