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December 7, 1988

                                    MINUTES

                              Computer Committee

                     Fourth Floor Burruss Hall Board Room

                               December 7, 1988

                                     3 PM

 

 

       PRESENT:     Jim Thomas, Donald Allison, Randy Crockett,

                    David Goodyear, Jim Hicks, Katherine Johnston,

                    Harry Kriz, Fred Medley, Harlan Miller,

                    Jim Montgomery, Patrick Shelor, Richard Sorensen,

                    Michael Williams

 

       ABSENT:      Jeff Birch, John Burton, Jeanette Cardamone,

                    Bob Heterick, Dennis Jones, Tom McAnge,

                    Jeff Nelson, Vernon Shanholtz, Ernest Stout,

                    Jeff Wilcke

 

       VISITOR(S):  Rosie Higdon, Bill Sanders

 

 

       AGENDA ITEM 1:  MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER MEETING

 

       Motion made, seconded and passed to approve the minutes of the

       November meeting.

 

       AGENDA ITEM 2:  COMPUTING CENTER REPORT (WILLIAMS)

 

       The Computing Center will be publishing a newsletter about its

       move to the Corporate Research Center scheduled for this summer.

       The first issue will focus on the need to convert 3270-type coax-

       connected terminals to asynchronous terminals and on the logis-

       tics of supporting computer printing from off campus.

 

       A draft proposal for consolidating support services within the

       Information Systems groups was distributed.  The plan is to com-

       bine many of the services with linked technological underpinnings

       within Information Systems into one physical location.  This will

       allow "one-stop shopping" for a user with needs crossing the

       boundaries of the respective areas.  The combined services could

       include, for example, Computing Center consulting, LRC graphics

       services, test-scoring drop-off and pick-up, and the LRC faculty

       service center.  The motivation for this proposal is to try to

       take advantage of the interplay of these many services which are

       no longer disjoint with respect to their nature or tools to offer

       more comprehensive and productive support.

 

       Reactions to the draft report are solicited.

 

       AGENDA ITEM 3:  SELF STUDY RESPONSE (THOMAS)

 

       The results of the committee member's responses to the self-study

       questionnaire were distributed.  The committee discussed each of

       the recommendations and suggested responses.  The Committee's re-

       sponses are contained in the memo from the Chairman to Dr.

       Hinkle included with these minutes.

 

       AGENDA ITEM 4:  ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

       None

 

       The next committee meeting will be held on January 11, 1989 at 3

       pm in Burruss 400.

 

       Meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm.

 

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