ITP Phase II Task Force Report October 13, 2000 Charge from the President Develop a thorough proposal to Acknowledge success of ITP Prepare CCSU to capitalize on the successes Position CCSU to transition to the next phase of the project Charge from the President
October 13, 2000
Faculty Survey: Question 30
Student Survey: Question 14
In a typical course that you teach, how often are your students required to use notebook computers IN THE CLASSROOM OR LAB ROOM each semester?
Faculty Survey: Question 2
Student Survey: Question 2
If students in your classes did not have notebook computers, but did have access to computers at home and to computers in computer labs on-campus, how greatly would the quality of your teaching be affected?
Faculty Survey: Question 20
Student Survey: Question 22
If you did not have the notebook computer provided by CCSU, would you have a computer readily available that would enable you to complete your academic work at CCSU?
Student Survey: Question 23
Assuming that students will not be required to have notebook computers in the future and given the fact that instruction in major core courses in some disciplines now relies upon the use of the computers in the classroom, do you think that computer labs with primary assignment to those courses should be provided on campus?
Faculty Survey: Question 24
Referring to the last question and its assumption, do you think you are teaching a course this semester that would qualify for primary assignment to a computer lab?
Faculty Survey: Question 25
Descriptions of think you are teaching a course this semester that would qualify for primary assignment to a computer lab?Options 4 and 5/6
If there were a change in circumstances and/or assumptions, the task force would want to review its options.
The task force strongly recommends that this time be used to find alternative financing or funding vehicles that would lower students’ costs to acquire notebook computers.
The task force recommends that the Fee be used for revamped HUB services and the costs to provide student assistants and security to the computer labs.
Because of the specialized nature of the IT program, the Task Force defers to Dean Shakun’s judgment.
The task force has not analyzed the impact of such a requirement on enrollment in IT programs, financial aid for IT students, etc.
8. The task force also recommends that a process and/or policy be established at CCSU for the purchase and replacement of computers for faculty and staff.
9. The task force recommends several open forums to be held on campus to test its assumptions about students’ ability and willingness to purchase a notebook computer before any final decision is made.