General Meeting Information
Date: February 4,
Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Time Topic Purpose Discussion Leader 1:30-1:35 p.m. Welcome and introductions I/D All 1:35-1:40 p.m. Approval of minutes I/D/A All 1:40-2:10 p.m. Final update to 2017-2020 Tech Plan I/D All 2:10-2:25 p.m. District survey and plan I/D Moreau 2:25-2:45 p.m. Discuss approach to drafting technology plan and next steps I/D All 2:45-3 p.m.
- Banner Student
- ETS Project Scheduling
- Online Education Advisory Group
A = Action
D = Discussion
I = Information
Anderson, Brennan, Diaz, Gainer, Galoyan, Grey, Harrell (co-chair), Kaur, Lakshmanan, Luciw, Moreau, Pape (co-chair), Ranck, Seale (notes), Spatafore (co-chair), Srinivas
Approval of minutes
Minutes for the January 2021 and November 2020 meetings were approved.
Final update to 2017-2020 Tech Plan
Committee members provided final updates to the 2017-20 Tech Plan (noted on 2017-2020 Tech Plan Progress document)
District survey and plan
Moreau spoke about general objectives for both colleges that would need to be fulfilled by the district including tech needs such as WiFi and information security. Moreau noted that ETAC is working in tandem with and awaiting finalized objectives from both colleges in order to address them on the district level. Moreau also shared results from the district tech survey. Spatafore noted that many of the findings from the district survey seem to mirror the college survey results.
Standing updates (other items were deferred due to time)
- Luciw updated the committee that printing devices are being moved into and set up at De Anza. Testing of a couple models is taking place tomorrow. There are plans to continue working on set up. Waiting on two more floor models and a few other tabletop models. Hoping to be done by mid-March at De Anza. If not, there’ll be a pause to work on Foothill’s devices before moving back to De Anza.
- On Measure G, Moreau noted that there’s ongoing work after the Board approved the initial project list. First issuance of bond money is coming up soon; about $14 million of this issuance will be dedicated to technology refreshes.
Discuss approach to drafting technology plan and next steps
- Pape and Spatafore noted that equity should be a driver of the new plan.
- Spatafore suggested constructing the new tech plan in a simpler, less specific format, with broad goals.
- Harrell shared the four main takeaways from the college tech survey, and Spatafore said they could clearly be used as a basis from which to develop the new tech plan.
- Pape also suggesting thinking more about means of communication among students moving forward.