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					                                                TECHNOLOGY MASTER PLAN
                                                      TASK FORCE

                                                                      Date:      March 25, 2004
                                                                      Place:            SU-19A

CO-CHAIRS:            Mark Vernoy, Michael Arguello

MEMBERS PRESENT:     Michelle Barton, Mark Bealo, Mark Clark, Steve Crouthamel, Alonna Farrar,
                     Terry Gray, Lynda Halttunen, Scott McClure, Blaine Morrow, Jerry Patton, Rick
                     Sanchez, Pat Schwerdtfeger, Don Sullins, Myrna Valencia, Jose Vargas

RECORDER:            Lani Fawcett Murders


      The meeting was called to order by Mark Vernoy, task force co-chairman, at 1:05 p.m.


      The minutes of the February 26, 2004 meeting were approved.


      Terry Gray, Academic Technology Supervisor, presented a profile of the Academic Technology
      Resource Center with handouts as well as a PowerPoint presentation. He gave a history and
      summary of Academic Technology, from his inception in January 1998 to the present. He
      explained that the basic mission of AT is to facilitate the use of technology for academic
      processes, and its responsibilities include the AT labs; Online College; Web content support
      including District and faculty web pages, streaming media and various AT web pages; training;
      policies; and research and development. Originally, funding for staff and equipment was
      provided through Partnership for Excellence (PFE), Telecommunication and Technology
      Infrastructure Program (TTIP), block grants and general funds. While there is still some
      general fund money, the discretionary funds are no longer available. It is a big problem;
      much of their equipment was purchased with TTIP money, for example, and now the college is
      challenged to find a way to replace the equipment without that budget. Terry outlined in
      detail the services provided by the AT labs, including the numbers of academic classes,
      training sessions, and online class orientation.

      To accommodate not only present but future needs in all areas served by the department,
      Academic Technology strongly recommended the following:

            that the college expand the AT labs on the ground floor of the library to include a
             second 30-computer classroom/public lab
            that a server equipment replacement plan be put in place for AT servers
            that the college upgrade to the Blackboard Enterprise system, using a multiple server
             model; that new servers be purchased to convert to the Blackboard Enterprise version
            that the servers be centralized within facilities managed by Information Services, with
             an arrangement in place so that Academic Technology technicians can access them if
             necessary, to take advantage of centralized wiring, air condition, and building security
            that the college settle on an ongoing training strategy and commitment that takes into
             account professional development, professional growth, PeopleSoft, online teaching
             and new technology needs, with emphasis on reusable, online courseware
            that a program of faculty preparation be endorsed which will certify instructors to
             teach online, rather than the current haphazard approach,
            that expansion of the current mentoring system and summer/intersession institutes
             for faculty.

     Terry concluded by stating that the greatest need that Academic technology has is to have a
     regular budget that meets the needs for equipment replacement, product licensing, staff
     development, and research and development.


     Scott McClure, Information Services Manager Systems and Programming, and Rick Sanchez,
     Information Services Network Specialist, began their presentation by actual recollection of
     events and conditions existing in the 1970’s Data Processing Department. With detailed
     handouts and PowerPoint presentation, the two former student workers in Data Processing
     illustrated the functions and responsibilities of DP as the department grew through the
     decades to become the Information Services of today.

     Jose Vargas, Information Services Manager Network and Technical Services, explained that
     the Information Services Department is responsible for full implementation and management
     of all network systems and traffic. They provide services to the District-own over 3,000+
     computers which are used for academic classroom instruction, faculty and staff support,
     administrative computing, and data services. Today IS provides services to the San Marcos
     campus, Escondido Center, Camp Pendleton, Fallbrook, Mt. Carmel, Pauma, Poway, Ramona,
     and two off-site administrative offices (Public Safety and CCCSAT). Dial-up and virtual Private
     Network connections are provided to all staff from outside of the firewall, and wireless access
     to the internet is available on all floors of the library with additional access to be added at the
     new Student Union.

     He discussed Information Services’ first Technology 5 Year Master Plan which was developed
     in 1997. He illustrated both the pre-fiberoptics and fiberoptic network and
     telecommunications structure on college maps, as well as showed many schematic layouts of
     certain buildings and areas for both the San Marcos and Escondido campuses. Jose talked
     about the new equipment which has been purchased, including the Cisco PIX firewall
     equipment, which is to be configured and implemented mid-2004. He explained that as of
     2004 the following buildings or sites are VoIP already or are using VoIP with Cisco switches in
     place – SSC, Student Union, D complex, A complex, Mt. Carmel, Camp Pendleton, IRIS
     trailers, and the Escondido Center.

     In preparation for the new District security against attacks from the outside, or inside from
     hackers or viruses, servers are being relocated from various departments to the IS server
     room to be placed behind the new PIX firewall, Jose stated. There are currently several
     servers that have not been relocated that will not have the full protection of the PIX security
     and will be left to some risk of viruses or intrusion, Jose said. The majority of the District’s
     servers are located in the Server room, however, and will be protected by security measures.


     The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

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