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January 10, 1990

                                MINUTES

                          Computer Committee

                 Fourth Floor Burruss Hall Board Room

                           January 10, 1990

                                 3 PM

 

 

   PRESENT:     Don Allison, Jeff Birch, Darrell Bosch, John Burton,

                John Cosgriff, David Goodyear, Tom McAnge,

                Harlan Miller, Dennis Catley for Jim Montgomery,

                Richard Sorensen, Jim Thomas, Jeff Wilcke, Mike Williams

 

   ABSENT:      Jim Baranowski, Bob Heterick, Jim Hicks,

                Katherine Johnston, Dennis Jones, Joan McClain-Kark,

                Fred Medley, Ernest Stout, Barbara Young

 

   VISITOR(S):  Barbara Robinson and Bill Sanders (Computing Center)

                Butch Nunnally, Engineering

 

 

   AGENDA ITEM 1:  MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 6, 1989 MEETING

 

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

   December meeting.

 

   AGENDA ITEM 2:  COMPUTING CENTER REPORT (WILLIAMS)

 

   In order to ensure adequate MVS capacity for the recent student

   registration,  the Center temporarily reduced the number of ini-

   tiators available to the public and decreased test time.  This

   unusual step was felt to be necessary in light of the continued

   loading of MVS, and registration went well.

 

   The proposed upgrade to the VM systems, now being reviewed in

   Richmond, would solve MVS capacity problems, since a 3090 upgrade

   would allow the use of both sides of the 3084 for MVS instead of

   just one.

 

   The User Services consulting office moved to the library in De-

   cember, and walk-in service was unavailable for one day.

 

   User Services' new 4-HELP facility has been in place since Au-

   gust, allowing sufficient time to evaluate the system and the

   consulting statistics it produces.  The facility is used to queue

   and track consulting questions received online (via the 4HELP

   command), by phone, and from those who walk into the consulting

   office.  It appears to be encouraging users to direct their

   questions to consultants electronically, since as 4HELP use has

   grown, phone calls and visits to the consulting office have de-

   clined.

 

   AGENDA ITEM 3:  SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

 

   The Personal Computer subcommittee has received survey responses

   from most departments.  They planned to meet after the full com-

   mittee meeting.

 

   AGENDA ITEM 4:  ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

 

   None.

 

 

 

   Meeting adjourned at 3:22 p.m.

 

 

   The next meeting will be held on February 7 at 3 p.m. in Burruss 400.

 

 

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