Presentation on theme: "Information Technology Environmental Scan Information Sources State of Maryland, USM, MHEC IT Plans SU IT Plan,Tech Fluency Policy, and 2001 Tech survey."— Presentation transcript:
Information Technology Environmental Scan Information Sources State of Maryland, USM, MHEC IT Plans SU IT Plan,Tech Fluency Policy, and 2001 Tech survey Campus Computing Survey Educause – survey of most critical IT issues on campuses Tech Plans from UVA, IU, Georgetown, and others
State Initiatives in Information Technology State of Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission University System of Maryland Peoplesoft consortium and USM projects
State of Maryland Establish a State level CIO and Office of Technology Begin to develop of State Level Technology Plan Focus on state services including those offered by MVA, Department of Transportation, and the Office of Budget and Taxation Little focus on higher education.
Maryland Higher Education Commission Establish Maryland as one of the most advanced states in the use of information technology to improve learning access MHEC Strategic Plan, Goal 7.
MHEC Technology Objectives Encourage the instructional use of technology, as appropriate, at all institutions to improve Learning and Curricula Make high quality postsecondary education available to all citizens by distance education using electronic media Make electronic library services and materials available to the faculty and students of all Maryland postsecondary institutions in a cost effective manner
USM Technology Plan Cites need for many more technology workers in Maryland Emphasizes Technology competence for all USM graduates Need to develop on-line learning opportunities for Maryland citizens
USM Regents Minimum Standards for Information Technology 1.Each student will have access to an appropriate computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2.Each student will have access to appropriate software and electronic material to complete course assignments 3.Students, faculty and staff will have access to the campus network with adequate bandwidth connected to the Internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week 4.Faculty and staff will have access to computer technology in their offices or work places to do their work. Each campus will have a technology plan.
USM Minimum Standards continued… 5.Each campus will provide for students, faculty and staff 6.Each campus will have an explicit IT support plan 7.There will be a plan for the replacement and maintenance of computer hardware 8.Each campus will seek out appropriate collaborative opportunities with other USM campus to insure that cutting edge technology and e-business technology is utilized 9.Each campus will insure that all students, irrespective of financial means, will have access to the IT equipment and services on their campuses
2001 Campus Computing Survey Key IT Issues Assisting faculty in integrating technology into their classes Providing adequate user support Upgrading administrative ERP systems Financing the replacement of aging equipment On-line or distance education on the web
SU Technology Issues and Directions Campus Computer labs 7 university labs (5 instructional and 2 Open) 10 department labs Over 80% of our students own computers SU owns more computers than ever Students and faculty cant get access to computers for teaching and class work
SMART Classrooms Management and growth –1997 – 4 SMART rooms –1998 – 26 SMART rooms –2001 – 42 SMART rooms –2002 – 73 SMART rooms –2003 – 83 SMART rooms $196,000 per year by 2005
Helpdesk and User support Support 1500 campus computers Manage 7 university Computer labs Software support –Microsoft –Peoplesoft – 24x 7 –WebCT – 24x7 –Specialty software: accounting, SPSS, SAS, Minitab, Maple, Photoshop, Quark, GIS …..
Broadband for off campus students 25% of the faculty now use WebCt 80-90% of faculty have web sites 65% of students live off campus SU does not provide dialup access for off campus students Service provided to faculty/staff averages 28.8K
Networking Campus network in 1996 – 1,000 ports Campus network 2002 – 7,000 ports By 2007 – 10,000+ ports SU now provides wireless network access in the Blackwell Library, Conflict Resolution House, an the Perdue School of Business. Wireless access in classrooms, common areas, and green areas
Virtual Student Services Peopelsoft – web based self service –Student Administration –Financials –Human Resources –Contributor relations –Campus Portal and application integration Cost $3.2 Million over 10 years and $250K per year
Network Security I want 100% up time I want remote access to my office computer I want to be virus free I want to be able to download any type of material from the Internet I want really fast throughput But I dont want restrictions on what I do, when I do it, or where I do it.
Other interesting things to watch Will students move to laptop computers? What will the next generation of SMART rooms look like? What is the next level of integrating technology into instruction and learning? Will PDAs play a role in instruction? Will streaming video supplement or take the place of some or all instruction? Will academic departments collaborate utilizing technology? Internally? Externally?
How will the university fund technology and all of the other good ideas ?