4.The SIU wide P-Card System
6.Various Police Systems
Supports or hosts computer servers for both OIT and other units throughout the University including WEB-CT, IKON printing, Housing, Health Services, SIUE Radio Station, Police, Parking, Library's ERL server, Campus Web Server, E-mail Server, Data Storage Server for WEB pages and personal accounts, Campus Wide NDS Server, Microsoft Active Directory Server etc.
OIT has both a Campus Wide Microsoft License for desktop software and a Novell Campus License for Novell server software and NDS.
OIT administers the OIT/OAC three (3) year desktop replacement programs which have the aim of allowing the University to replace each desktop every three years.
OIT is working with a committee to establish priorities for Administrative Information Systems (SIS, HRS, etc.) for the University.
OIT plans within the next 18 months to:
1.Implement a new student identification system
2.Implement a web based credit card payment system
3.Implement a university wide document imaging system
OIT will investigate replacing the existing student information system within the next two (2) or three (3) years.
Telecommunications (Angela Imming, Director)
DS3 to Internet
DS3 for voice/data modem pool
212 modems in the modem pool
Fiber between main buildings on campus
100 Mb/s to 900 desktops
11 Mb/s wireless
Connection per pillow (residence hall connections)
3800 voice lines
2900 voice mailboxes
3 full switches
3 remote switches
Phone per pillow ready
Voice/data compression between 3 sites with redundancy
Academic Computing: (John Drueke, Director)
Current resources available:
8 computer classrooms
17 computer labs
Student computers available in every building on campus
WebCT testing room
Over 750 total workstations for students
Campus-wide Microsoft site license
Internet access and high-speed laser printing for every computer
Lease program assures that no machine will be more than 3 years old.
Added 3 labs in the Engineering building.
Added 2 coordinators because of the expansion
Will add 1 more lab next year in Bluff Hall
Will add a streaming video/audio server
Library (Jay Starrat, Dean)
All online services are available to SIUE faculty, staff and students over the Internet from any location. Over 6,000 full-text titles available on-line
Library instruction and instruction classroom
Faculty Technology Center
FTC was created to provide faculty members with the technical support they needed for their classroom instruction.This support ranges from simple scanning, web page creation and design, to software development. We have expanded our services to focus on the pedagogical implications of technology in the classroom and faculty training.
Since opening, FTC has shown an average workload increase of 79% per semester. In the few years since opening, FTC has performed approximately 14,500 hours of support for faculty members.
When FTC started there was a 1 to 1 ratio between web-based and multimedia support. This ratio has changed to 2 to 1 between web-based and multimedia. This shows a dramatic increase in web-based work and support on campus. Continually adding new services.Plan to add streaming video and audio and web conferencing capabilities next semester.
Currently 271 total courses on WebCT
3 completely online courses this semester
104 being used with students this semester
167 in production for future use or archived from previous use.
Currently over 4,300 student accounts on WebCT
FTC has moved from providing only production and technical support to faculty. We are focusing more on faculty training and the pedagogical implications of technology in the classroom. Because of this additional focus and continued increasing workload, the lab added addition staff members and graduate assistants tomeet the challenge.
In the past year we have seen the amount of faculty instruction and training rise to about 20% of our total workload. We only expect this percentage to rise. Have added an extensive training schedule to the list of FTC services. We offered 16 workshops this semester, most focusing on WebCT.
Next semester we plan to offer 24 workshops with only 11 WebCT focused. We are starting to expand our training base.
We also have 4 Distance Learning classrooms on the
Edwardsville campus, one at the Dental School in Alton, and one at the
East St. Louis Center.
Audio Visual Services
Campus Services checked out 539 pieces of equipment for outside
250 CD ROMs