TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY REPORT

LIBRARY INFORMATION SERVICES

OCTOBER 20, 2000
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This data is a summary of a presentation given by Dean Jay Starratt to the SIUE TLTR on Friday, October 20, 2000.
OIT (Duane Schiffman, Associate Director)
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) maintains a 24-hour 365-day a year operation. It has 55 staff.
OIT:  Manages approximately 35 servers including a single mainframe, numerous Unix, NT and Novell Servers. Maintains, tunes, and upgrades institutional databases mainly IDMS and Oracle. Supports 2000 plus personal workstations throughout the campus through our Customer Support Unit. Supports and facilitates 18,000 e-mail accounts. Designs, develops, codes, tests and implements programs and applications to support the Institution's information needs.
For example
1.Student Information System(admissions, enrollment, course scheduling, billing, financial aid, grading etc.)
2.Human Resource and Payroll System
3.Automated Disbursement System

4.The SIU wide P-Card System

5.Parking 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)

9000 connections

14,000 users

DS3 to Internet

DS3 for voice/data modem pool

212 modems in the modem pool

Fiber between main buildings on campus

ATM Core

100 Mb/s to 900 desktops

11 Mb/s wireless

Connection per pillow (residence hall connections)
 

Voice:

3800 voice lines

2900 voice mailboxes

ACD ready

Fully digital

3 full switches

3 remote switches

5,000 users

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.

Past year:

Added 3 labs in the Engineering building.

Added 2 coordinators because of the expansion
 

Next year:

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

faculty activities.
Campus Services personnel performed 11,609 classroom deliveries/pickups for University Faculty.
Production Section produced 58,435 units of instructional material for University Faculty
Film Department scheduled 1137 film/videos for University Faculty.
Self Instruction Lab had 1843 students make 6677 visits to the lab.
Down linked 38 videoconferences for various University schools.
Provides direct support for 14 smart classrooms with an additional 14 planned in the future.

Film/Video Collection

2820 Videos

1067 Films

250 CD ROMs

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