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					            2008 – 2009 Academic Infrastructure Needs Assessment:
                 Towards Development of an Institutional Plan



                                   Prepared By


                   The Academic Infrastructure Committee (AIC)




                                   Submitted To

                       The Faculty Senate and Administration
                            Western Oregon University
                              Monmouth, OR 97361

                                  April 28, 2009




2008-2009 AIC Membership

Business and Economics, John Leadley
Computer Science, Scot Morse
Creative Arts, Joe Harchanko
Health/PE, Gay Timken
Humanities, Open
Library, Shirley Lincicum, Chair
Natural Science and Mathematics, Bryan Dutton (for Sarah Boomer)
Social Science, Max Geier
Special Education, Hank Bersani
Teacher Education, Chloe Myers
Psychology, Kathy Thompson
                                         EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

               The Academic Infrastructure Committee (AIC) is a standing subcommittee of the
       Western Oregon University Faculty Senate. The role of the AIC is to represent WOU
       faculty by working collaboratively with university support offices, the academic deans,
       and other administrative offices for the development of academic infrastructure.
       Committee duties include policy review, planning, and problem solving related to
       academic facilities and services the University offers in support of faculty teaching,
       research, and service. The term “academic infrastructure” is therefore defined to
       include: (1) academic space including faculty offices, lecture rooms, laboratories,
       libraries, activity rooms, and studios; (2) academic information systems including
       traditional media, academic computing hardware, software, and all modes of electronic
       information systems; and (3) laboratory and other instructional equipment established
       for use by the faculty and students.
               This document is designed to address a need first identified during a 2007 AIC
       organized WOU Technology and Academic Infrastructure Summit. One of the identified
       needs was that of an organized infrastructure plan that includes computing and non-
       computing technology, related academic resources, implementation schedule, and
       funding strategy., with the following objectives: (1) provide a starting point from which to
       build a more comprehensive infrastructure plan, and (2) provide a listing of current
       academic infrastructure needs on campus that may be considered for capital investment
       in the 2007-2009 biennium.
               It should be noted that this document is a continuation of the process established
       last year that included the preparation of a report entitled Preliminary Academic
       Infrastructure Needs Assessment: Towards Development of an Institutional Plan. As
       was the case with last year’s report, this report is based on faculty perspectives and
       does not represent a comprehensive listing of campus needs. Furthermore, explicit
       investment of administrative resources (time and staffing) will be critical for successful
       development of a more formalized infrastructure plan. In addition, some of these
       recommendations may have implications for collective bargaining, or may be items
       already under consideration for collective bargaining.
               In addition to the smartroom (i.e., multimedia classroom technology) and shared
       laboratory/classroom space plans, AIC has also compiled “needs lists” updates from
       each divisional representative on the committee, the results of which are compiled in a
       MS Excel spreadsheet. This year’s needs assessment includes the following sections:


              •   Computer Hardware                            •   Smart Classroom (New
              •   Computer Software                                Classroom Installations)
              •   Computer Supplies                            •   Smart Classroom Upgrades
              •   Equipment                                    •   Space (Classroom)
              •   Information Resources                        •   Space (Office)
              •   Services                                     •   Space (Other)
                                                               •   Supplies




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       The projected cost summary is followed by explanations and justifications from
       individual divisions.




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                               PROJECTED COST SUMMARY SHEET




Note: the above budget numbers are approximate and reflect only those items that were submitted to
the committee with an explicitly stated cost estimate. There are additional needs that are included in
this report in which cost values are currently not available or unspecified (e.g. staff and space needs).
The values listed above should be considered as approximate, minimum estimates of the academic
infrastructure needs identified below. Additional details have been included in an MS Excel
spreadsheet (AIC_Needslist_2009).
               ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS ASSESSMENT

         MULTIMEDIA CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY ("SMART-ROOMS") –
                      CURRENT PLANS AND STATUS

       Through division solicitations, AIC has been working with University Computing
Services over the past 3 years to compile and maintain a smart-room technology plan.
The recommended rooms below have been formally identified through the AIC smart-
room planning process, they are organized in order of priority and projected
implementation date. Funding for these installations is targeted to come largely through
the Student Technology Fee Committee, with an anticipated construction rate of four to
five smart-rooms per year.

AIC SMART ROOM PLAN 2008-2011
The following is an updated list of proposed smart classrooms that were prioritized by
AIC faculty representatives.
ROOMS COMPLETED OR SCHEDULED FOR 2008-2009:
PRIORITY 1 (Listed in priority order)
     • Smith Hall 121 instructor's station move. Completed summer 2008.
     • HL107 upgrade completed December 2008.
     • ED116-117* changed to ED 240 with approval of COE Dean; completed.
     • HSS108 installation completed.
     • TODD 347 installation scheduled for spring break 2009.
     • NS123 installation scheduled for spring break 2009
     • HL108 MAC minis installed in 2006-07. Still needs smart classroom instructor
        upgrades. Not a regular classroom, but available for shared instructional use,
        library instruction; "next on priority list for 2008-2009". Upgrade scheduled for
        Summer 2009.
     • HSS112 Social Science Model after HSS110A *Note from Nathan: HSS108
        and 112 are small; need another option for console design, 1 projector / 1
        screen; Upgrade scheduled for 2009/2010 academic year.
     • TODD 349 Modern Language, Psychology Check Room Layout; Upgrade
        scheduled for 2009/2010 academic year.
     • NS115 Organic Chemistry Lab Smart Lab; Upgrade scheduled for 2009/2010
        academic year.
     • NS004 Biology Lab Smart Lab. Moved to Priority 1 list as per a request from
        Bryan Dutton, NS&M representative to AIC received Feb. 17, 2009. Upgrade
        scheduled for 2009/2010 academic year.

ROOMS SCHEDULED FOR 2008-2009 BUT NEVER PRIORITIZED BY AIC:
  In an e-mail dated December 15, 2008, Bill Kernan informed AIC that due to “mid-
  year funding opportunities” the following rooms would be converted to smart
  classrooms by June 30, 2009:
       • OMA 101, 102, 103; MOD 102, 103, 107
*Note: ED 116 and ED 117 possibly scheduled for completion Summer, 2009.
       PRIORITY 2: 2010 installation
       (Ordered Alphanumerically by Room Prefix and Number)
          • HSS 329              Humanities + Others        Priority Rank 2 Renovations
             Pending
          • HSS 330              Humanities + Others        Priority Rank 2 Renovations
             Pending
          • NS114        Chemistry Lab              Priority Rank 2 Smart Lab
          • NS204                Biology Lab                Priority Rank 2 Smart Lab
          • HSS333               Various LAS Programs       Priority Rank 3 Renovations
             Pending

       PRIORITY 3: 2011 installation
       (Ordered Alphanumerically by Room Prefix and Number)

           •   HSS334                Various LAS Programs         Priority Rank 3 Renovations
               Pending
           •   HSS335                Various LAS Programs         Priority Rank 3 Renovations
               Pending
           •   NS201                 Microbiology Lab             Smart Lab. Moved to Priority 3
               list as per request from Bryan Dutton/ AIC NS&M representative. Feb. 17, 2009.
           •   NS017                 High Enrollment ES 100 Lab           Requested 2007-08
               Scheduled for remodel Summer 2009
           •   CH 104                Fine Arts                    Requested Feb. 2008
           •   CH 202                Fine Arts                    Requested Feb 2008
           •   Details for CH 104 & CH 202:
           •   When we show images to students, which is often, we still rely on slide
               projectors. The smart classroom in CH is booked pretty much all the time with
               regular classes, so it's not possible for the painters, graphic designers,
               printmakers, drawing, design, etc. classes to slip in there to look at images
               electronically.
           •   All of us are now getting anxious to digitize our slides of samples of projects and
               other visual resources - but we don't have enough places to project them to rely
               on a complete changeover from slide to digital images. We have use of the
               "smart cart" that originated in the Theatre department in CH 104 now, and we
               share that room as much as we can - but with student growth we find that it is
               often in use.
           •   The idea is to have a smart classroom station in CH 104 permanently, also in CH
               202 permanently, and move the smart cart to CH 309 so there is a resource on
               the third floor.

       **Average Student Technology Fee Funding Rate: 4-5 smart classrooms per year.
       **Note: NS Labs are approximately 50-60% of the cost of a full smart lecture installation,
       two labs are possible for the same cost as one lecture room.




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                           SHARED LABORATORY/CLASSROOM SPACE –
                                CURRENT PLANS AND STATUS

              Teacher Education’s needs include a Multimedia Lab Classroom that can be
       used for instruction in video production, podcasting, digital music production, and
       graphics. This room will be used by students in the Master’s of Science in Education:
       Information Technology program, but would also be appropriate for, and available for
       use by other education classes, music classes, computer science classes and any
       classes with a need for multimedia equipment. It is anticipated that this need will
       increase as multimedia presentations such as video and podcasts become a more
       integral part of the education process (see Teacher Education below and the MS Excel
       AIC_Needslist spreadsheet for a complete explanation of this request).




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                       DIVISION NEEDS EXPLANATIONS AND JUSTIFICATIONS

       Business and Economics:

          The Division currently has a small lab (two computers) for student use in West
          House. This makes it possible for faculty to be available when students have
          questions when working on assignments and projects. We want to expand the lab to
          at least four computers and move it to a dedicated room (it is currently located in the
          copy room). Also, students using the lab print to the shared faculty/staff laser printer,
          which means that exams may end up mixed in with student output, and it requires
          students to enter a command line to give them temporary network access to that
          printer. A dedicated printer for student use will be installed in the new lab.

       Creative Arts -

       Art:

              Equipment
              • Lockers in CH 309 for student use (priority: medium)
              • Lockers in Campbell 3rd floor hallway for student use (priority: highest)
              • Add dust collection duct tubing to system in CH001 (priority: highest)
              • Timer for spot welder (priority: medium)
              • New table for chop saw (to be built in place) (priority: high)
              • Large electric kiln for CH 012 (priority: high)
              • Hand tools for sculpture student classroom use (priority: high)

              Space Other
              • Cabinets built in CH 201 for painting class use (priority: highest)
              • Reorganize CH 102 for use as faculty office (priority: highest)

       Dance:

           Equipment
           • Portable Seating for Maple Hall
             o The conversion of Maple Hall from dance studio to informal concert space is
                 almost complete. One of the remaining items that we need is portable
                 seating for audience members. Currently, we put 100 chairs out on the floor
                 for seating. This is not the ideal because each set of seats is at the same
                 level, which makes viewing of dance, particularly when dancers perform on
                 the floor, difficult for audience members sitting behind other rows of chairs.
                 We would like to purchase portable stadium style seating which can be
                 pushed back onto the wall when not in use.
           • Dance Floors
             o The dance program has specialized flooring needs and the current surfaces
                 in all of our studio and performing spaces are used heavily and will soon need



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                  to be replaced. (Maple Hall, OPE 120 and the sprung floor and surface
                  covering in Rice Auditorium).

           Space Other
           • Additional Dance Studio Space
             o First and foremost we need additional studio space. We are beyond maximum
                 capacity and have difficulty scheduling classes and rehearsals in the two
                 current spaces. The studios are scheduled back to back with classes from
                 8:00 am until 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm. Rehearsals for concerts and students
                 practicing for classes fill the rest of the time with dancers often in the studios
                 as late as 11pm as we near performance and exam times. Students
                 frustrated by lack of studio space routinely practice in any reasonably sized
                 space on campus such as the racquetball courts, and Heritage Ballroom.
                 This is not a safe situation because the floors are not sprung and the floor
                 surfaces are often slick. (priority: highest)
                      A new or converted space would need the following items:
                      Sprung Dance Floor and Multiple Use Dance Surface
                      Mirrors on walls
                      Adequate Lighting and Fenestration
                      Portable Ballet Barres
                      Sound and Video System
                      Speakers
                      CD Player
                      Amplifier
                      Video Camera and Tripod
                      VCR/DVD players and TV Monitor
                      Water Fountain
                      Storage Cubicles for Students’ Belongings
                      Access to Secure Changing Facilities with Lockers
                      Access to Restrooms for Women and Men
                      Piano
           • Storage for costume, lighting equipment and properties
             o Currently all of the costumes are stored in Sharon Oberst’s office and the
                 lighting equipment is stored in the men’s dressing room in Maple Hall. This is
                 not an ideal situation for the men in the department. We want them to feel
                 welcomed in the program and this is not setting a welcoming atmosphere for
                 them.
           • Wall Built in OPE 020
             o The dance dressing room space in OPE 020 is shared with the football team
                 during the fall and spring terms. Both the football program and the dance
                 program have requested that a wall be built between the shower/dressing
                 space that the dancers use and the classroom area that the football team
                 uses to view films.

       Music:



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            Equipment
            • Smith Hall Lighting needs
              o Lighting dimmers (24) (priority: highest)
              o Lighting instruments (30) (priority: highest)
              o Light board (priority: highest)
              o Light Circuits (priority: highest)
            • Smith Hall Audio needs
              o Speakers (priority: medium)
              o Amps (priority: medium)
              o Wiring
                       snake to connect audio from stage to sound desk (priority: high)
            • projector and screen
              o Upstage projection needed to use video with live performances (priority:
                  medium)
            • sound isolation for projector
              o Projector noise in Smith Hall creates difficulties for both teaching and
                  performances. Ventilated box would isolate fans while continuing ventilation
                  for projector (priority: high)
            • sound isolation for projector
              o For Smith 122 and 123 (priority: medium)

            Space Classroom
            • APS Renovation
                  o APS 230
                       1. APS 230: Subdivide into 3 rooms. Use center pole as divider. One
                       wall runs E-W to make large rehearsal room on S side. Short wall
                       added from existing N wall to center pole to divide into two adjunct
                       teaching studios. Walls must be heavily insulated for sound.
                       a. NE room houses desk and piano for adjuncts and uses existing door
                       from hall
                       b. NW room is larger to house desk, piano, and 5-octave marimba for
                       adjunct teaching and percussion. Add extra-wide door to hallway for
                       access and moving the 5-octave marimba [door must be at minimum
                       width of marimba. Double door may be necessary]. Add second door
                       on new S wall to provide access to rehearsal room for marimba.
                       c. Rehearsal space (S half of existing room) will be used small
                       ensembles and percussion rehearsal space (access through hall and
                       through new door to NW room)
                       2. Change ventilation to raise ceiling. Ventilation fan should be
                       controlled from rehearsal room to minimize noise when crucial.

                  o Current Orchestral Library
                      Orchestral Library turned into new audio room. Rework ventilation to
                      raise ceiling. Make fan control in room to turn off noise when crucial.
                      Build window with double-pane looking into APS 230. Small audio
                      break-out box between rooms. NOTE: this will not function as recording


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                        studio. Building specs inadequate for this space. This will allow room
                        to work as teaching facility for digital audio in anticipation of a functional
                        recording studio.

                  o APS 227
                       Gut the “cave” next to Walczyk’s office. Remove kitchen and
                       bathroom. Use as new orchestral library
                  o Storage issue (requires no further work).
                       Smith 107 will become available for storage. APS 230 (NW addition)
                       will serve as storage for marimba and percussion. Additional
                       instruments can be placed in APS230 S room. All audio equipment,
                       including gig-rigs, can be stored in the new audio room (currently the
                       orchestra library).

       Theatre:

            Computer Hardware
            • Rice projection computer update (priority: 3)
            • Digidesgin Interface (priority: 3)

            Equipment
            • Rice projector replacement (2) (priority: 2)
            • Hand tool replacements (priority: 3)
            • Headphones (3) (priority: 3)
            • Industrial iron (priority: 3)
            • Bernina Sewing Machine (2) (priority: 4)
            • Dress Forms (4) (priority: 4)
            • Hanging hardware for lights (priority: 4)
            • Lens tubes (priority: 4)
            • Projector Dousers (2) (priority: 4)
            • Radial Arm Saw (priority: 4)
            • Seating risers (onstage seating and MN) (priority: 4)
            • Shaper (industrial grade router) (priority: 4)
            • Stacking chairs (40) (priority: 4)
            • Stage apron repair (priority: 4)
            • Video system for conference room (priority: 4)
            • X-tractor welding fume extractor (priority: 4)
            • Air compressor and hardware (priority: 5)
            • Countryman mics (4) (priority: 5)
            • Follow spots (priority: 5)
            • Industrial serger (priority: 5)
            • Soca cables (priority: 5)

            Services
            • Dye Vat walls & ventilation (priority: 1)
            • Sewing machine repair (priority: 3)


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            •   Costume shop wall (spray booth) (priority: 4)

            Space Other
            • Annex extension (scene shop) (priority: 5)
            • Annex extension (storage) (priority: 5)

       Health and Physical Education:

       The following computer hardware items are considered of highest priority:
              • The following computers will be used in at least eight courses within the
                 Exercise Science and Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
                 programs and will impact approximately 350-400 students/year. These
                 computers and various software will be used to engage students in inquiry-
                 based learning experiences and also be utilized in faculty research.
                    o Toshiba Tecra LS-S022 Pentium M 1.73 GHz computers or equivalent.
                       Cost/ computer: $1,700. Total cost for two: $3,400.
                    o Six Gateway E-4500 Pentium 4 2.8 GHz computers or equivalent.
                       Cost/computer: $1,700. Total cost for six: $10,200.
              • ASUS Mypal A626 Pocket PCs. These Pocket PCs will be used in at least five
                 PETE courses and during student teaching, and will impact approximately
                 100 students/year. Preservice teachers will use these Pocket PCs for
                 assessment purposes. Cost/Pocket PC: $300. Total cost for six: $1,800.

       The following equipment items are considered of highest priority:
              • Polar PE360 Technology Packages. Included in each package are 12 E600
                 downloadable heart rate monitors and related supporting equipment and
                 computer hardware. These heart rate monitors will be used in at least six
                 Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) courses and in multiple
                 physical activity classes (jogging, cycling, aerobics, kickboxing) and could
                 possibly impact as many as 400+ students/year. This equipment will also be
                 used for research purposes. Funding for any number of Polar Technology
                 Packages would be very valuable. Cost/package $3,999. Total cost for three
                 packages: $11,997.
              • The following equipment and software will be used in at least eight courses
                 within the Exercise Science and PETE programs and will impact
                 approximately 350-400 students/year. This equipment will be used to engage
                 students in inquiry-based learning experiences and also be utilized in faculty
                 research.
                     o AMTI ACP-A AccuGait Force Platform with NetForce/BioAnalysis.
                         Cost: $11,000.
                     o BIOPAC MP150WSW for PC. Funding for any number of BIOPACS
                         (1-4) would be very valuable. Cost/item: $4,995. Total cost for four:
                         $19,980.
                     o BIOPAC HLT 100C. Total cost for one: $495.
                     o BIOPAC LEAD 110. Cost/ item: $29. Total cost for four: $116.
                     o BIOPAC LEAD 110S-W. Cost/ item: $29. Total cost for four: $116.


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                      o BIOPAC LEAD 110S-R. Cost/ item: $29. Total cost for four: $116.
                      o BIOPAC TEL 100C. Cost/ item: $1,495. Total cost for eight: $11,960.

       The following equipment items are considered necessary to deliver high quality learning
       experiences for students:
              • Motivaiders, which are assessment prompting aids for preservice teachers.
                 These will be used in at least five PETE courses and for student teachers.
                 Impact: ~100 students/year. Cost/ item: $50. Total cost for 12: $600.
              • Digital camcorders, lavalier microphones, tripods, cases and batteries. To be
                 used in several PETE courses and teaching practica. Impact: ~120 students/
                 year. Cost/camera and equipment: $1350. Total cost for four: $5,400.
              • Portable boom boxes that are CD with iPod docking station. To be used in
                 several PETE courses and teaching practica. Impact: ~120 students/year.
                 Cost/boom box: $125. Total cost for eight: $1,000.
              • Black and white printer for OPE office. Currently the faculty housed in OPE
                 117 has no access to a printer. Cost for one: $100.
              • TV/DVD player for NPE 201, locking cabinet and cart, which would be used
                 for instructional purposes. We cannot use the one on the main floor of NPE
                 given the lack of an elevator. Total cost for one: $2,000.
              • Permanent sound system for NPE 201, with a locking cabinet, cart, stereo,
                 remote, headset, fanny pack. This equipment would be used in the activity
                 classes HPE provides in the gym upstairs. Total cost: $5,000.

              •   The following equipment and software will be used in at least eight courses
                  within the Exercise Science and PETE programs and will impact
                  approximately 350-400 students/year. This equipment will be used to engage
                  students in inquiry-based learning experiences and also be utilized in faculty
                  research.
                      o AMTI ACP-A Accupower force platform with NetForce acquisition
                          software and AccuPower analysis software. Total cost: $11,000.
                      o Lafayette Stability Platform. Total cost: $5,000.
                      o BIOPAC O2100C. Cost / item: $3,495. Total cost for two: $6,990.
                      o BIOPAC CO2100C. Cost / item: $3,495. total cost for two: $6,990.
                      o AFT 15B, Mixing chamber, 8L. Cost / item: $495. Total cost for four:
                          $1,980.
                      o AFT20, Gas Sampling Interface Kit. Cost / item: $95. Total cost for
                          eight: $760.
                      o AFT25, Face Mask, Adult, W/T-Valve. Cost / item: $595. Total cost for
                          four: $2,380.
                      o AFT7, Smooth Bore Tubing, 1M/35MMID. Cost/ item: $25. Total cost
                          for eight: $200.
                      o BIOPAC EMG100C. Cost/ item: $595. Total cost for four: $2,380.
                      o BIOPAC MEC110C. Cost/ item: $145. Total cost for four: $580.
                      o BIOPAC SS2 Shielded Electrode Lead Assembly. Cost/ item: $125.
                          Total cost for 12: $1,500.



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                      o BIOPAC SS20 Twin-Axis Goniometer, 110mm. Cost/ item: $795. Total
                        cost for four: $3,180.
                      o BIOPAC SS21 Twin-Axis Goniometer, 180mm. Cost/ item: $795. Total
                        cost for four: $3,180.
                      o BIOPAC SS22 Single-Axis Torsiometer, 110mm. Cost/item: $795. Total
                        cost for four: $3,180.
                      o BIOPAC SS27 Tri-Axial Accelerometer 50 G. Cost/item: $795. Total
                        cost for four: $3,180.
                      o BIOPAC SS28 Heel/Toe Strike Transducer. Cost/item: $295. Total cost
                        for four: $1,180.
                      o BIOPAC TSD116A Hand Switch. Cost/item: $95. Total cost for four:
                        $380.
                      o BIOPAC STM100C Stimulator Module. Cost/item: $545. Total cost for
                        two; $1,090.
                      o BIOPAC STMISOC Stimulus Isolation Adapter. Cost/item: $395. Total
                        cost for two: $790.
                      o Canon ZR200 miniDV Camcorders, or equivalent. Cost/item: $350.
                        Total cost for two: $700.


              The computer software listed below will be used in at least eight courses within
              Exercise Science and PETE and will impact approximately 350-400 students/
              year. This software will be used to engage students in inquiry-based learning
              experiences and also be utilized in faculty research.
                     • Dartfish Prosuite Movement Analysis upgrade and network site license.
                         Total cost: $5,000.
                     • BIOPAC ACK100W AcqKnowledge software manual. Cost / manual:
                         $65. Total cost for four: $325.

       Humanities:

            Computer Hardware
            • Office Computers
              o Complete regular 4-year rotation upgrades to monitors, towers, etc. for all
                  Humanities faculty and staff.

            Equipment
            • Document cameras
              o For rooms w/o projector; replace all overheads with doc cams

            Smart Classroom New
            • Finish converting classrooms in HSS to smart rooms

       Library:

            Computer Hardware and Software


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            •   Desktop scanners
                o For public use. 4-6 durable and/or portable (e.g. USB) scanners to replace
                    and/or supplement 2 existing public service scanners (circa 2000 and 2002)
                    (priority: 2. Urgent)
            •   Dedicated server for library proxy software (priority: 3. Important)
                o Already being purchased and implemented by Bill Kernan?
            •   Institutional repository platform & related services
                o Purchase a software platform and related software configuration,
                    programming and/or hosting services to build an electronic repository to
                    store and, when appropriate, publish content such as Masters and Senior
                    Honors theses, digital copies of materials from our collections, papers and
                    other scholarly output produced by faculty and students, etc. (1. Critical)

            Equipment
            • Microform reader/scanners
              o Hamersly Library currently has three machines (2 reader/printers and 1
                  reader/scanner) that were purchased in 1999-2000 with Hamersly Library
                  building project funds. All three of these machines are now obsolete and
                  overdue for replacement. The machines break down with increasing
                  frequency, and service is increasingly expensive or unavailable. While we
                  anticipate that our collection of microfilm and microfiche will become less
                  important in the future as more content moves online, a substantial portion of
                  our current collection remains accessible only in these formats, which
                  requires this specialized machinery. We would also like to take advantage of
                  technological developments that have occurred over the past 8 years to
                  improve our capacity for digitizing content currently stored in microformats
                  (priority: 1. Critical)
            • Open face book scanner
              o For staff use: preservation digitization projects, ILL, e-reserves, etc. (priority:
                  1. Critical)
            • Large bed scanner
              o For staff use, scanning of archival materials (priority: 2. Urgent)
            • Networked color photocopier & scanner
              o For public use, to supplement and/or replace color ink jet printer(s) and/or
                  scanners that are obsolete, damaged beyond repair, or prone to failure
                  (priority: 2. Urgent)
            • AV equipment replacement for group study and conference rooms
              o Hamersly Library has 17 group study and conference rooms. Each of these
                  rooms has AV equipment installed, including TV, VCR, DVD player, CD
                  player/stereo boom box. Most of our current equipment was purchased using
                  Hamersly Library building project funds in 1999-2000. After eight years of
                  use, this equipment is starting to wear out and become obsolete (priority: 3.
                  Important)
            • Large screen monitor and wiring for HL 305




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                o Outfit this room like HL 116 to enable students to practice presentations with
                   a large screen, facilitate presentations delivered at meetings, etc. (priority: 3.
                   Important)
            •   Large screen monitor and wiring for HL 210
                o Outfit this room like HL 116 to enable students to practice presentations with
                   a large screen, facilitate presentations delivered at meetings, etc. (priority: 3.
                   Important)
            •   Open face book scanner
                o For public use (students and faculty) (priority: 3. Important)
            •   Fax machine and phone line
                o For public use (students and faculty) (priority: 4. Valuable)

            Information Resources
            • ValueLine Investment Survey
                o Comprehensive source covering 1,700 stocks, 90 industries, stock market,
                  and the economy (priority: 2. Urgent)
            • JSTOR Arts & Sciences V Collection
                o Will provide online full-text access to the archives of at least 120 Arts &
                  Sciences journals by the end of 2009 (priority: 2. Urgent)
            • Project Muse
                o Project MUSE offers full text, access to current content from prestigious
                  humanities and social sciences journals (priority: 3. Important)
            • BioOne
                o Full text of more than 50 peer-reviewed bioscience research journals
                  (priority: 3. Important)
            • Web of Science
                o Provides access to: Science Citation Index® (1900-present), Social
                  Sciences Citation Index® (1956-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index®
                  (1975-present), Index Chemicus® (1993-present), and Current Chemical
                  Reactions® (1986-present), plus archives 1840 - 1985 from INPI (priority: 3.
                  Important)
            • JSTOR Arts & Sciences VI Collection
                o Will provide online full-text access to the archives of at least 120 Arts &
                  Sciences journals by the end of 2010 (3. Important)
            • ArtStor
                o ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art,
                  architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view,
                  present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes
                  (priority: 4. Valuable)
            • Smithsonian Global Sound
                o An online streaming music database featuring folk music from around the
                  world. Valuable to support Ethnomusicology courses (priority: 4. Valuable)
            • WorldCat Local
                o WorldCat Local gives library users a single, web-based interface for
                  searching WOU's catalog, Summit and Worldcat.org at the same time
                  (priority: 4. Valuable)


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            •   Cambridge Histories Online
                o Provides online full-text access to titles in the esteemed Cambridge Histories
                  series (4. Valuable)

       Natural Sciences and Mathematics -

        NSM Division:

                Equipment
                 • NS Building Hallway Digital Display System outside NS104, for use in
                   recruitment, retention, and emergency management.

        Biology:

                Computer Hardware
                Upgrade to Student Lab Computer Systems in NS004, NS123, NS202, and
                NS204 (50 Dell Workstations total)

                Equipment
                • Water Baths (6)
                • Water Purifier
                • Bench-top Microcentrifuges (2)
                • Leica CME Compound Microscopes (LD) (24)
                • Fluorescence Microscope with camera
                • Olympus CX31 Compund Microscopes (24)
                • Olympus SZ61 Stereo Microscopes (42)
                • Fiber Optic Light Sources (36)
                • Bench-top PCR Machine
                • Spectrophotemeters (4)
                • Glass Cuvettes / Holders (12)

                Smart Classroom New
                • NS201
                • NS204
                • NS004

                Space Classroom
                • NS004 Lab Remodel
                • NS201 Lab Remodel
                • NS123 Lab Remodel
                • NS202 Lab Remodel
                • NS204 Lab Remodel
                • NS003/NS003A Remodel of animal room

                Space Other
                 • NS124/NS124A Remodel of existing preparation space


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               •   NS203/NS203A Remodel of existing preparation space

        Chemistry:

              Equipment
              • Pipettmen Sets (7)
                o For use in and development of Biochemistry and Forensic Science
                    Laboratory classes in the Dept. of Chemistry
              • Refrigerated Shaker Incubator
                o For use in and development of Biochemistry and Forensic Science
                    Laboratory classes in the Dept. of Chemistry
              • Balance, 600 g (2)
              • Mel-Temp Thermometers (6)
              • Mel-Temp thermometers (6)
              • Fourier Transform NMR (FT-NMR)
                o The FT-NMR is required if we ever want to become an American
                    Chemistry Society (ACS) certified program
              • Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
                o The GC-MS is needed to replace an aging GC-MS we have that’s
                    essential to the Forensics program
              • Coulometry experiment apparatus
                o The coulometry experiment would fill a void in our instrumentation
                    offerings, in both Ch313 Instrumental and Ch312 Quantitative Analysis.
              • Electronic measurement device/computer interfacing equipment (4)
                o The electronics/computer interfacing equipment is necessary to update
                    the lab for our Chemical Instrumentation course (Ch 471).
              • Polarizing light microscopes (5)
                o The microscopes are needed to complement instruction it the Forensics
                    program. Contract: Pete Poston

              SmartClassroomNew
              • NS115
              • NS114

              Space Classroom
               • NS114-114A-114B Lab Maintenance and Refurbishment (painting, lab bench
                 refinishing, baseboard/coat hooks)
               • NS115-115A-115B Lab Maintenance and Refurbishment (painting, lab bench
                 refinishing, whiteboard, baseboard/coat hooks, cabinetry)
               • NS116 Lab Maintenance and Refurbishment (painting, lab bench refinishing,
                 whiteboard, baseboard/coat hooks, cabinetry)

        Earth and Physical Sciences:

              Computer Hardware - Upgrade to NS218A Student Lab Computer System (10
              workstations, instructor station, and display controllers); Upgrade to Student Lab


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              Computer System, NS017 (12 workstation, instructor station, and display
              controllers)

              Equipment
              • Ruggedized Field-Grade (Waterproof/Vibration Proof) Laptop
              • Student-Grade Lithologic zoom/binocular light microscopes (3)
                o These recommendations are designed to upgrade and support laboratory
                    infrastructure associated with the Earth Science Major at WOU. The field
                    hydrology laboratory equipment, student microscopes, and field mapping
                    equipment will be used to support classroom activities as well as research
                    conducted by both faculty and students.
              • Hand-Held Fluxgate Magnetometer
              • Digitizer Drafting Stand
              • Student Petrographic Microscopes (3)

              Space Other
              • Outdoor Groundwater Laboratory (Well Field Construction Materials;
                Groundwater Pumping Apparatus, Groundwater Remote Data Logger /
                Pressure Transducer, and Water Sampling Accessories (bailers, sampling
                supplies)

       Psychology:

              The Psychology Division has requested several items under the Equipment
              category. These include, lab. rooms in Todd Hall with mounted cameras and
              playback, EEG amps and software for the Neurocognitive Lab., a video camera,
              wireless presenting tools, blood pressure and heart rate monitors, and a shade
              for Todd 308. Under the Computer Hardware Category, Psychology is requesting
              a color laser or color deskjet printer, video-audio recorders that connect to
              computer systems, 3 tablet PCs, and 1 TB external hard drive. Under Computer
              Software, the requests are Cedrus SuperLab Pro with Response Pad Set
              Bundle, and for Space Other the request is a remodel of Todd 316 (Psychology
              Division Computer Lab). All of these requests will help members of the
              Psychology Division be more productive in their work. We believe that by
              compiling our needs in a reflective and systematic way that we can facilitate the
              administration in meeting these needs as resources become available.

       Social Science:

              Computer Hardware
              • staff computer
                o desktop computer for staff use in division office. (priority: 1)
              • faculty computer
                o desktop computer for faculty use in division office (priority: 1)
              • faculty computer
                o laptop computer and projector combination (priority: 1)


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              •   network printer
                  o printer networked for use by all faculty in division office (priority: 1)

              Computer Supplies
              • Graduate Student Print Credits
                o expanded print credit needed to support printouts of on-line resources (e-
                   reserves) to support in-class graduate seminar discussions. Graduate
                   students are seeking alternate sources of support, but this is needed as a
                   program support benefit for the new History MA. (priority: 2)

              Equipment
              • digital video camera and editing software
                o for class on digital video production in fall 2009 (priority: 1):
                    -3xPanasonic HDC-HS100 (est. $650 each)
                    -3x16GB Secure Digital Memory Cards (est. $38 each)
                    -3xPansonic Battery pack for the HDC-HS100 (est. $45 each)
                    -3xSennheiser MKE 400 Microphones (est. $200 each)
                    -3x10' Mini Audio Cable (est. $3.50 each)
                    -3xPearstone Universal Microphone Handgrip (est. $35.00)
                    -5xSmith Victor Gemini 2600 Tripod (est. $65 each)
                    -3xiLife 09 (iMovie 09) (see university pricing; for loading onto university-
                    owned Intel-based Macs with a current version of Mac OS)

              Information Resources
              • classroom software upgrades
                  o dedicated staff to monitor, maintain, and upgrade software on existing
                    smart rooms to ensure most current versions and updates are installed
                    and functional on a regular (monthly) basis. This is a recurring problem in
                    HSS 111, HSS 235, HSS 237, HSS 108, and other HSS smart rooms.
                    Maintaining a log of installed software, and dates of upgrades, accessible
                    for instructor review should be a component of this process/service.
                    (priority: 1)

       Special Education:

              Computer Hardware
              • UBi-Duo communication device (http://www.scommonline.com/)
                o In the COE we have many deaf students and several deaf faculty. While
                   many of us sign, student s and faculty occasionally need to communicate
                   with office staff and there is no interpreter around. The UBIDO allows two
                   people to type to one-another - at the same work surface, or across the
                   room. This will facilitate much better communication between deaf faculty
                   & students, and hearing faculty, and staff who do not sign. While this will
                   not replace interpreters in on-going communication, given the hourly rate
                   of interpreters, the equipment will pay for itself quickly and will prevent
                   embarrassing miscommunication. (priority: 1)


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              •   Laptop computers
                  o In 2003 the COE purchased a mobile cart/re-charging station and 16 Mac
                     laptops to be wheeled from classroom to classroom and used in a variety
                     of courses. At first, they received a good deal of use, but little by little,
                     their use has dropped off. The machined only run Mac apps and many
                     relevant apps are in Windows only. They have never had any
                     maintenance or upgrades and are now too slow to be of use, in addition,
                     although they have wireless capability, they do not have wireless
                     subscriptions so students cannot access the network or the web while
                     using them in class. We are requesting 16 replacement laptops to be use
                     in the existing cart/re-charging station. Mac laptops capable of running
                     Windows, 16 @ $1,800 each (priority: 1)

              Computer Software
              • E-Cove Software licenses
                o E-Cove is an innovative software package developed here in Oregon by
                   noted educator John Tenny. We would like to require students use the
                   technology in many of their courses, but we need licenses for the
                   applications, which can be run on Laptops (the mobile cart) or PDAs or
                   personal computers. . We currently have an average of 40 graduate
                   students at a time in our Special Educators program. We are requesting
                   funds for 40 licenses - $7560. (priority: 2)

              Equipment
              • Fob for Special Education photocopy room.
                o The room holding our photocopier is locked at 5:00 PM, but our faculty
                    teach until 7:30 PM. We have fob access to the main office, and can enter
                    the main office to get the master key, use the master key to open the
                    copier room, return the master key, lock the main office, etc. A fob lock to
                    the copier room that allows the same faculty access much more easily.
                    (priority: 2)
              • Video cameras
                o Our rehabilitation-counseling program sends students out on term-long
                    internships across Oregon and Washington State. Students are required
                    to videotape counseling sessions and mail recordings back to their
                    instructors on campus for critique. With as many as 15 students in the
                    course, the Instructional Technology supplies cannot meet the demand for
                    long-term loans of large numbers of cameras. Currently many different
                    formats of cameras are used and students out on internship do not have
                    access to conversion facilities so recordings are submitted in several
                    different tape formats which creates problems for instructors. If we can
                    loan students cameras that record directly to DVD, then can mail them to
                    instructors who can grade them on any computer, or home DVD player,
                    making the assignment more reasonable for the student and easier to
                    grade for the instructor. 10 cameras @ approximately $500 each.
                    (priority: 2)


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              Information Resources
              • Wireless Access for Laptop Cart
                  o The laptops will be much more useful if they have access to the internet
                    and to the university network.

       Teacher Education:

              Equipment
              A light kit (set of 1 big light and 2 smaller lights for background lighting +
              reflectors and filters) has been requested for filming (in the InfoTech program and
              within the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program.

              Headsets with built in mics and external speakers are requested for use with the
              computers in ITC001. Such an upgrade would be beneficial for multiple users.

              Computer Software
              Adobe Connect University License is requested for video conferencing, long
              distance supervision and online classes and would be of benefit across Divisions
              within the College of Education ( e.g. in endorsement programs, DegreePLUS,
              graduate degree programs in special education, deaf education, and
              rehabilitation counseling)

              Computer Hardware
              SmartBoards and CPS Clickers (and training for instructors) are requested for
              pedagogy and methodology classes. These are commonly used in many
              schools yet we have no way to prepare teachers for using them effectively.

              Smart Classroom New
              Multimedia Lab Classroom that can be used for instruction in video production,
              podcasting, digital music production, and graphics. The Master of Science in
              Education: Information Technology program teaches skills in all of these areas,
              and there is currently no lab on campus available that contains the necessary
              computer equipment or software.

              This master’s degree program is designed for teachers who will be using
              technology in their classrooms, and for professionals looking for a career in
              designing educational materials. These skills cannot be taught without access to
              state-of-the-art tools. The program is currently growing and has been identified
              as a program targeted for marketing this year. In order to market the program
              effectively, we need to be able to support the learning that is necessary to
              become a professional in the field.

              We envision designing the lab as a classroom where students can work in small
              groups around tables, as well as at computer stations. Full-class discussions can
              be held around centralized tables before students move to computers for hands-


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              on projects. This will allow modeling of teaching practices in a classroom
              situation, similar to what is found in our public schools.

              We see this room being set up as a Smart Classroom with PC, Mac, projectors,
              screens, DVD, VHS, DocuCam, etc. Twenty-five computer stations would allow a
              full class of students to be working at one time. Computers will need to be
              capable of running advanced video production programs, and students will need
              speakers and headphones to allow them to evaluate sound quality. All stations
              will allow video and sound editing, with attached speakers and appropriate
              hardware. Five(5) of the 25 stations will be set up as multimedia work stations
              with two screens each, higher-end speakers, and external microphones.
              Because video cannot be effectively stored on the network, the lab will require
              external hard drives for student work. A complete list of items is attached.

              This room will be used by students in the Master’s of Science in Education:
              Information Technology program, but would also be appropriate for, and available
              for use by other education classes, music classes, and any classes with a need
              for multimedia equipment. We anticipate this need rising as multimedia
              presentations such as video and podcasts become a more integral part of the
              education process.




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