Minutes from the April 8, 2013 Student Technology Fee Committee meeting are as follows:
In Attendance: Committee members – Devin Champagne, Donna Methvien, Mike Asoodeh, Josie Walker, Branden Summers and Stephen Smith. Meghan Heitmeier and Blaine McGowan gave their proxy to Branden Summers. Also in attendance was Shannon Sciortino.
The meeting began at 8:00 a.m.
The March 4th meeting minutes were reviewed. Branden Summers made a motion to approve the minutes. Branden Summers seconded the motion. The vote was 8-0 in favor of approving this motion.
Reports on Action Items:
o Student Technology Center – Mike Asoodeh reported the Student Technology Center is now open until 2:00 a.m.
o Small Projects – Shannon Sciortino did notify the grant recipients.
o NCMB 158 & 160 lab – Jason is working with Enrollment Services to move forward with exchanging the labs.
o Equipment Checkout – Jason Domiano reported that Sam Domiano's office has approved the proposal to charge fines for checkout equipment that is not returned, returned after the deadline, or returned damaged. It has been sent to Dr. Crain for final approval.
DVIC 213 – A request was made by the department for DVIC 213 to be converted to a technology classroom to better meet the needs of their students. A motion was made by Branden Summers to approve the conversion of DVIC 213 into a technology classroom. Donna Methvien seconded the motion. The vote was 8-0 in favor of approving this motion. Action Item: Jason Domiano will make arrangements to convert DVIC 213 to a technology classroom.
Surplus Equipment – Donna Methvien requested to surplus an AV unit (a computer, a TV, and an AV cart) where the computer is no longer working. A motion was made by Branden Summers to surplus the equipment. Stephen Smith seconded the motion. The vote was 8-0 in favor of approving this motion. Action Item: Donna Methvien will surplus the AV unit.
Budget – Mike Asoodeh discussed the changes to the proposed budget from the last meeting. A reorganization is taking place within Technology. Clarissa Sampey runs the Student Technology Center, and has taken on additional responsibilities, including the supervision of two employees. One of the two employees is paid by the Student Technology Fee, and the other is paid by the operating budget. This is not final, and must be approved through the proper channels. This budget will put the funding in place to allow these changes to be made. The updated budget reflects a salary adjustment. Also, software was adjusted to reflect the switch from QAS to Clean Address. A motion was made by Branden Summers to approve the proposed budget. Devin Champagne seconded the motion. The vote was 8-0 in favor of approving this motion. Action Item: Shannon Sciortino will request a budget hearing.
A motion to adjourn was made by Branden Summers. Stephen Smith seconded the motion. The vote was 8-0 in favor of this motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 a.m.
Next Meeting –The next meeting will be held in the summer 2013 semester and will be coordinated by Shannon Sciortino.