IRMC MEETING MINUTES
March 18, 2004
Room 205 K-State Union
Tony Crawford, Kurt Gartner, David Hillier,
Bryan Kraus, Gary Leitnaker, Laurel Littrell, Beverly Page, Jane Rowlett,
Gail Simmonds, John Streeter, Roger Terry, and Sue Zschoche. Visitors: Carol Shanklin and John Wu
Erik Ankrom, Al Cochran, Yar Ebadi, Mike
Haddock, Terry King, Larry Moeder, Keith Ratzloff, Harvard Townsend, and Dean
Zollman, and Cheryl Strecker, ex officio.
Littrell opened the meeting at 1:30 p.m.
Tony Crawford proposed the following corrections to the minutes, section
III, a: “…under the direction of the
Graduate School to establish a policy that would require students to submit an
electronic copy of their completed dissertation and these.” A motion was made
and seconded to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2004 meeting. Motion passed with corrections.
Rowlett reported K-State is hosting
a live satellite conference April 22, 1:30 – 3:00 CT from the University of
Maryland entitled “Making Online Teaching and Learning Accessible,” this
conference will be video streamed to reach more people.
announcements – none reported
- Electronic dissertations and theses
– Guest Carol Shanklin, Assistant Dean of Graduate School, provided background
information on the initiation of electronic dissertations and theses
submission. There was discussion
regarding implementation, submission requirements, training needs, pilot
programs and use of the Virginia Tech model.
Questions arose regarding use of K-State Online, security issues, and
costs involved. Shanklin indicated once
some of the issues involved have been addressed, open forum discussions will be
conducted for faculty and students.
- Accessibility of online courses and
distance education courses – Rowlett provided an update regarding the
accessibility policy. The policy is
being drafted by a committee with input from campus groups. Gould will determine the costs involved for
iTAC and Holden will be involved on behalf of Disability Support Services. Gail Simmonds indicated that aviation
schools may opt out of the ADA requirements and will look into this
- E-Mail Policy – It was moved to
approve the changes to the e-mail policy regarding how students can un-publish
their e-mail addresses, motion carried.
The policy changes will be forwarded through the necessary process for
publication in PPM.
Update – Rowlett reported that the University Portal Committee is scheduled to
meet on March 30th. An
update on the progress of the portal will be given. Rowlett further reported that Oracle provided a 3-day training
session, which was very beneficial. A
SWAT team has been created to determine if Oracle will continue to be used in
the development of the Portal.
policy on Information Integration – Hillier provided a copy of this policy for
review and discussion at the April 15th IRMC meeting. A title change to this policy was proposed
and accepted; “Policy for access authorization to University digital data and
systems.” It was requested that the
policy be e-mailed to committee members for review and posted, in “draft” form,
on the IRMC website.
Items – none reported
- Web Issues – no report given
- Security – no report given
- III – no report given
Business – Sue Zschoche expressed concern regarding the discontinuation of
paper TEVALs. Zschoche indicated that
faculty were not involved in this decision and were concerned about the outcome
of going to online TEVAL completion.
Simmonds indicated that FSCOT should address this issue. It was suggested that Faculty Senate
Leadership be contacted regarding this issue.
-- The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m.
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