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General Conclusions, Recommendations & Guidelines

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Midrange Goals
Planning in a No-Growth Era

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Summary of Follow-Up Items for the RPP Task Force

Baseline, Access, and Training Support (BATS) Funding
The University's general fund budget includes a permanent, base budget allocation of $651,000 for the Baseline, Access, and Training Support (BATS) Initiative. The RPP Task Force reviews annual spending plans for these base budgets.

The chair of the BATS committee presented their recommendations and the Task Force concurs with the following non-base expenditure plan for FY 2001-02:

    1. $318,990 Distributed to Colleges/Library for faculty and staff workstations
    2. $134,077 Distributed to divisions for workstation refresh
    3. $81,000 University Library Student Access Computers
    4. $30,000 Audio Visual Services
    5. $28,913 University Academic Programs
    6. $25,000 Academic Computer Services - Help Desk Walk-in Support
    7. $20,000 Network Services - virus protection on e-mail server
    8. $13,020 Disabled Student Services for baseline technology

      Total: $651,000

7 Planning Elements: Faculty Office Computer Refresh Support & Training
Staff Office Computer Refresh Technology Access for Disabled Students
Classroom Technologies Leveraging of Resources from Non-BATS Sources
College Computer Labs  

As the campus enters a more mature technology environment with faculty, students and staff having more access to instructional and administrative technologies, there is a need for greater coordinated technology planning. A key objective in any campus technology planning process must be the application of technologies that will provide the best opportunity for the improvement of the technological infrastructure needed to advance the quality of teaching and learning.

We are entering an era in which great technological change is beginning to affect the quality of instruction and scholarly activities within academic programs on all parts of campus. Smart classrooms, technologically mediated instruction, new and refreshed computer labs for instruction and research are the signs that real improvements in the campus technology infrastructure may open the door to productivity gains in teaching and learning.

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The cost of providing for appropriate technologies continues to increase as greater academic applications are developed and implemented. This requires more attention to be paid to multi-year technology planning that will ensure the most efficient use of technology resources. As an initial step in this direction, the BATS Committee is asked to play a greater role starting with a decentralized college-based planning effort to be initiated in 2001-2002. This academic planning effort will focus on the following 7 planning elements:

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Faculty Office Computer Refresh
This element of the plan is to include the needs of all faculty (tenure track and lecturers). The goal is to increase the percentage of faculty with baseline desktop computers. The planning mandate of the Educational Resources Committee is to provide one computer for every 15 WTU's for part-time lecturers.

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Staff Office Computer Refresh
This element is to include all staff with the need for a desktop workstation. The goal is to increase the percentage of staff (with computer needs) having a baseline computer.

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Classroom Technologies

Classroom instruction increasingly requires the use of computer projection systems (permanently mounted or portable), network connectivity and laptop computer availability for instructional use. The goal is to increase the availability of classroom technology for instructional use.

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College Computer Labs

These include all labs supported with college resources, both discipline specific and shared facilities. The goal is to increase the number of labs, baseline workstations in THE labs, lab hours available for instruction and open access student use.

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Support and Training

This element includes all of the support and training provided by colleges. The goal is to increase the availability of support and training and the number of faculty, staff and students supported.

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Technology Access for Disabled Students

Disabled students have access to technology from central university support facilities but also there is a need for discipline-specific support. This element includes all access to technology in college-based labs. The goal is to increase disabled student access to college-based (discipline-specific) technology.

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Leveraging of Resources from Non-BATS Sources

There are many possible funding sources that colleges may use for technology purchases that can contribute to improving the availability of baseline hardware, software, training and support. The goal is to increase the amount of non-BATS funding going into baseline technology improvements.

The RPP Task Force remains interested in a more comprehensive, campus-wide coordination of replacing faculty and staff workstations and will look forward to a status report from the BATS committee next spring.

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