CSU Mentor Soon to be Replaced –Discussion was had on when CSU Mentor will be replaced and why. VP Sudhakar explained that the replacement to CSU Mentor would have much broader applications and include graduate studies. Concerns were voiced on ease of use, what kind of information will be needed from end users, and how it will accommodate international students. VP Sudhakar will gather more details and report back.
Administrator Access on Desktops – Good progress is being made. The process started with Department Chairs and staff and will include faculty in the fall.
ITS Strategic Planning Implementation Plan – The Strategic Plan is now in its implementation phase and a document has been created that includes two different categories. Green is when a goal/objective will be initiated and blue indicates a need for improvement. If you would like to view the Implementation Plan, please click the link below to download.
New Wireless Network Recommendation – AVP Au made a recommendation to rename the CSUSB-ACCESS Wi-Fi network in August. Currently, CSUSB-ACCESS is a limited 24-hour Wi-Fi access that is meant for guests and visitors. The name has caused confusion for those who are using the CSUSB-ACCESS rather than Eduroam. When a user logs into Eduroam, their device will automatically reconnect to the network without having to log back in. Eduroam is a global Wi-Fi network that gives the user access to all CSU campuses as well as over 470 institutions around the world. Currently 82% of CSUSB users are on Eduroam and the goal is to reach 100% this year. It is being proposed that CSUSB-ACCESS be renamed to, “CSUSB- VISITOR.”
Wi-Fi Access now available for Department Owned Devices – It was announced that Eduroam is now available for department owned devices such as iPads and laptops. Users should contact ITS services to set up an account. https://support.csusb.edu/
Accessible Technology Initiative Compliance Audit – VP Sudhakar shared that the compliance audit showed that web compliance is adequate, and good progress is being made on instructional material compliance. However, we are behind on procurement compliance. All departments need to be made aware of requirements for ADA Compliance. All new software vendors ( for products with 10 or more users) need to present a verified Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) before purchase.
NSF Grant Application – Progress on applying for the National Science Foundation grant is being made. This grant will upgrade our egress link as well as create high-performance computing on campus.
ITS Consulting Services – A Discussion was had on the proposal by ITS for a Consulting Service. Director Zuniga introduced the process which would include a web form for new requests. The goal of IT Consulting Services is to streamline project requests coming from the campus community and set timelines, milestones, and assessment metrics. Further discussion was had on how to make the request form clear, concise and user friendly.
- VP Sudhakar thanked Provost Delgado for his leadership of the IT Governance Committee.
- The committee was reminded that there will be a Blackboard upgrade on August 26th. Email reminders will be sent to the colleagues list.