President's Advisory Committee on Technology — Proposals for 2005-2006

The President's Advisory Committee on Technology met during the Spring 2005 semester to recommend to the President a set of technology-related projects. These projects were intended to make the best use of the funds generated by the student technology fee to meet instructional and other student-related needs for the upcoming academic year.

1. Self-service technology information for students --Provide online and digital information about technology resources, including Web site, tutorials, manuals, and access guides.

2. Student Technology Orientation (including flash drives) -- Provide orientation and information for incoming students, with distribution of flash drives to be used for information and student assignments/projects.

3. Wiring college performance and public spaces for HDTV -- Wire facilities to be compatible with High Definition TV standards for student vocational opportunities and broadcast of student performances/productions

4. E-portfolios -- Begin initial phase of program to permit students to create and maintain electronic portfolios--server, software licensing, and programming support

5. Online voting and survey system -- Implement a system for student government elections, surveys, and other anonymous data collection tools for web-based student activities.

6. Expand printing capability on student workstations --Increase availability of printing resources for computer workstations with open student access

7. Technology for students with disabilities in the classroom -- Provide technological tools to assist students with hearing impairments and other disabilities.

8. Instructional Server Upgrades/Replacement --Upgrade/replace instructional servers in library/media center.

9. Wireless internet for classrooms and common areas -- Provide wireless network access in all areas of the college used by students.

10. Upgrade/Increase Availability of Student Labs --Upgrade equipment/increase hours of availability in instructional and open access computer labs.

11. Enhanced multimedia for distance learning and web-enhanced courses -- Renew software licenses for instructional multimedia presentations.

12. Modernize the Learning Resource Center data infrastructure -- Complete Learning Resource Center data wiring project.

13. Enhance the college's ability to stream live video -- Implement facilities to stream live digital video of college events and functions to students on- and off-campus.

14. Web-based student information services (Panther) --Enhance online student information services, including admissions, registrar, and financial aid data and services.

15. Laptop loaner program in library for students -- Provide and maintain loaner laptops for student use in the library.

16. Calculator loaner program -- Provide and maintain loaner calculators for student use in the library.

17. Fund to support student research projects -- Provide funds to students to support the use of technology in independent research projects.

18. Increase library e-subscriptions -- Renew current subscriptions and add electronic books, journals, and databases for student use.

19. Library renovation --Continue the multi-year construction project of library renovation.

20. Expand Media Center loaner program --Maintain and expand digital equipment available for loan to students through the Media Center.

21. Upgrade student email system --Improve student email services and spam-blocking system for student email accounts.

22. Continue to fund technological support staff -- Provide technological staff for student assistance, faculty training, system maintenance and support, and instructional design.

23. Continue to fund faculty/staff development initiatives --Train and develop faculty and staff through the office of Teaching and Learning with Technology.

24. Reserve funds for University-wide Enterprise Initiatives --Set aside mandated funding for CUNY Enterprise Initiatives (10% of other budget items total).

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