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Technology, Human Resources and Facilities Planning

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Hartnell College Library, FRC Training Room L116
August 25, 2010 at 3:00PM
I.Chair(s)

Gary Hughes, Teri Pyer
II.Attendee(s)

Stephanie Blancas (Student Rep.), Bruce Brandt, Barbara Durham, Dr. Brooke Haag, Steve Otero, Eric Price (Back-up Chair), Bill Rawson, Joseph Reyes, Ron Waddy

Absent: Tony Anderson, Neil Ledford, Danny Teresa
III.Guest(s)

No guests.
IV.Supporter(s)

Joanne Pleak
V.Adjournment

4:00 p.m.

Agenda #1

Topic:Planning Schedule/Decision on Chair
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Summary of Agenda Item:Nominations for the new academic year for Chair, Co-Chair, and back-up Chair were discussed by the committee. The Technology, Human Resources & Facilities Planning Committee unanimously voted that Gary Hughes will be Chair. Terri Pyer will be Co-Chair, and back-up committee Chair, Eric Price.
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Agenda #2

Topic:Report on Accreditation
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Summary of Agenda Item:The next step for the THRF Committee is to update the Technology Plan. Gary Hughes made suggestions that should include areas such as the Alisal vision which is not in the plan; look at major findings of planning/action to ask questions of distance education web and to survey why students succeed or not succeed in these technologies, collaborative learning experiences, and to embrace data. A copy of the Technology Master Plan 2007-2009 was handed out to the committee members. Joanne Pleak will keep a master copy to make updates when the committee members begin to submit changes for the Technology Master Plan update.
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Agenda #3

Topic:Update on Summer 2010 Research Scholars Institute by Dr. Brook Haag, Physics faculty
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Summary of Agenda Item:The idea behind the Summer 2010 Research Institute was to have a lead scientist providing professional expertise of student research scholars who were recruited and selected in Phase I, guiding students in conduting experiments and presenting their results in sonoluminescience research. One example was to have students participate to find out how fluild mechanics entry sound or how micro droplets are used for ink jet applications. Dr. Fan Sewan worked on this project contributed to the infrastructure that will enable students to be part of real ongoing research without a scientist. The important part of this is that experiments and lesson plans will be set up and ready for next Summer Research Scholars Institute. In addition, other science disciplines can be added, following this model. Gary Hughes commented that this sets the stage for teaching by sharing.
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Agenda #4

Topic:Facilities Update by Joseph Reyes, Director of Facilities, Operations & Asset Management
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Summary of Agenda Item:Joseph Reyes reported on projects currently under completion and those that are completed.
-CAT (Alisal Campus)- Completion by November 1, 2010
-Student Center with changes - completion date September 7, 2010; pool inspection passed 9/8/10. Need deck work to be completed and connecting point for starting gates.
-Central Avenue/Vocational Technology campus lighting completed August 20, 2010
-Athletic Fields - Drinking faucet, batting cages
-Steinbeck Cafeteria completed August 24, 2010

Future Projects:
-CALL building
-CAB refresh / South
-Sidewalks (internally) will be worked on during Christmas break
-Vocational Technology Building will be demolished in sections
-AHT portable will be gone in a couple of weeks
-EOPS portable will be removed
-Human Resources will be moving over to the CAB buidling

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Agenda #5

Topic:Technology Plan - Smart Classrooms reported by Steve Otero, Computer/Telephone Technician
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Summary of Agenda Item:-CAB building - (12) dual projectors installed
-North / 2 & 3 rooms are smart; DVD VCR connection document cam/hideaway desk (monitor in)
-Winder break (6) classrooms will be worked on the 3rd floor
-CAT / Alisal Campus - Rack mounts are key amounts (18) to be built
-Video Conference room built
-Annex - Restored TLC room
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Agenda #6

Topic:Technology upgrading on wiring and fiber optics reported by
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Summary of Agenda Item:-CAT building (Alisal Campus) will have 200 plus CPUs
-Upgrading with fiber optics. With State contracts this will cut cost for the district by half and get a kick back from the telephone company. The college is going from 155mb to gigabit link mounted by AT&T means triple in speed. Example: 100 DSL connections vs. 700 DSL connections.
-Wireless support - there will be at least 70WL access points on campus; addition 10 access points in the Student Center, 5 access points for Student Senate gaming area; 30 access points for CALL bldg (up in 1-2 months); Alisal will have 30 access points for the bldgs. plus outdoor access. Access points can only be used on campus.

Gary Hughes noted that they would be expanding the band width for video distribution on campus and for our off site campuses. This will give faculty more tools to incorporate into their classes such as podcasting. What does this bring? By creating teaching moments and embracing what is learned. Many of the concepts that are used to design the Hartnell College Library came from Stanford.
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Agenda #7

Topic:Technology Building Safety
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Summary of Agenda Item:Ron Waddy has concerns re: the Technology building area where the generator is located. It is a good hiding area; will this area be fenced in? Gary will check on this.
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Agenda #8

Topic:Hi-fidelity Room / Nursing Department - reported by Barbara Durham
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Summary of Agenda Item:Barbara Durham reported on the high fidelity simulation room in the new CALL building. The viewing room lets faculty monitor the students and feel how the real workload of an RN would be. It is less threatening environment. With a video camera and a phone in place it helps the student in need with quick assistance by faculty.

The Skills Lab has five (5) beds with an overhead camera mounted, so students can be monitored as they are doing their assignments.

Barbara Durham talked again about the women's restroom lights are in a delay mode. When you walk into the women's restroom, the lights do not rurn on until you're at least half way in the restroom. Also, in the faculty lounge area the drain is not big enough to have running water? Need to address and discuss options.
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Agenda #9

Topic:Faculty Resource Center
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Summary of Agenda Item:Gary Hughes let everyone know on the committee that a new feature would be available in the Faculty Resource Center for faculty. It is a document camera that can print colored pictures 3ft x 3ft. Gary is trying to find out how they will pay for the paper and ink cartridge expense. This will be a great tool for teaching moments for faculty who use this machine for class.
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Agenda #10

Topic:Study Rooms
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Summary of Agenda Item:Gary noted that study rooms were discussed with the librarians about three years ago, that study rooms would be discipline specific. This would be another way to use and embrace unique learning activities/equipment with Nursing classes and Jerri Nemiro's Animation course which is somewhat in place.
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Agenda #11

Topic:Adjournment and Next Meeting
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Summary of Agenda Item:The idea behind the Summer 2010 Research Institute was to have a lead scientist providing professional expertise of student research scholars who were recruited and selected in Phase I, guiding students in conduting experiments and presenting their results in sonoluminescience research. One example was to have students participate to find out how fluild mechanics entry sound or how micro droplets are used for ink jet applications. Dr. Fan Sewan worked on this project contributed to the infrastructure that will enable students to be part of real ongoing research without a scientist. The important part of this is that experiments and lesson plans will be set up and ready for next Summer Research Scholars Institute. In addition, other science disciplines can be added, following this model. Gary Hughes commented that this sets the stage for teaching by sharing.
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