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Hartnell College Board Room - 411 Central Salinas, CA
May 25, 2011 at 3:00PM

Ann Wright
Phoebe Helm

Dale Fuge
Langston Johnson
Nancy Schur
Frank Mendoza


Lucy Serrano

4:30 p.m.

Agenda #1

Presenter:Committee Discussions
Summary of Agenda Item:There was no set agenda for this meeting, but the Committee decided to meet so that they could quickly follow up on the grant information they received at their May 11th meeting and determine plans over the summer.

Members of the committee stated that the grant information they received at the last meeting was a good start and requested additional formation such as: 1) the type of grant, i.e., federal, state, local, 2) start and end dates, and 3) personnel paid by the grant. Other questioned raised were: 1) what is the institutional process when the funding ends; 2) the sustainability of the program/services; and 3) what is RAC’s role in this process? Dr. Helm explained that there were basically two types of grants: Those that provide an immediate service, but contained no requirement for sustaining any of the work afterwards and those that are designed to build capacity, enable experimentation, etc, with the expectation that the institution maintain the parts that worked (that is sustain the capacity that was developed). These are decisions that the college should consider before application. She further stated that these parameters are currently considered by the Grants office when pursuing grants.

Dr. Helm stated that she would work with staff to begin to gather this additional information over the summer. In addition, she reported that two groups of employees (IT and Support Operations) plan to visit Delta College to see how that college manages their information technology.
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Agenda #2

Topic:Information Technology / Course Management Systems
Presenter:Committee Discussion
Summary of Agenda Item:There was some discussion on the hiring of Vice President of Information Technology, looking at course management systems, and virtualization. It was agreed that the college would need to move forward with the hiring of a Vice President for Information Technology and it was suggested that presentations on virtualization be held over the summer for a better understanding by all. Nancy Schur shared a resolution that was adopted by the Academic Senate urging RAC to honor the recommendation from the Distance Education Committee’s course management system selection.
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