CLUG Notes October 28, 2005
Attendees: Gisela Dicklin, Lorraine Necaise, Marti Baker, Elizabeth Treadgold, Jerry Rosenberg, Kevin McKay, Lee Maneman, Anthony Lewis, Jessica Wallace, Brandon Zimmerman, David Winney.
- IT Project 1: Domain Bridge – This project was sparked by Washington State Department of Information Services security requirements. The goal of the project is to protect Administrative servers from being seen or accessed by computers on the Academic domain. The attached document has some brief notes on this project. In short: Our goal is to have this in place in time for the start of spring quarter (4/3/06). Instructors logging onto R230_admin in their offices will be able to reach ACS resources. Instructors teaching in the Academic Computer labs will be able to log onto the ACS domain and reach any resources on the R230_admin domain by using Citrix (or possibly using a VPN connection).
- IT Project 2: Blackboard/ACS LDAP – The goal of this project is to reduce the number of passwords students need to remember. Once this project is completed, students will use the same logon name and password to access the ACS computers and Blackboard. Our goal is to have this in place in time for the start of summer quarter 2006.
- Print Management System – In an effort to control printing cost and waste, the Library is spearheading a search for a print management system and ACS is on board. We are still gathering information. It will be shared with President’s Cabinet, student government, and campus before any decision is made. Some campuses use a system that charges a small cost per page, other campuses allow a certain number of free prints before any cost is applied.
- Swap drive need – A higher than normal number of classes need swap drives for winter quarter. ACS does not have enough drive to accommodate the need. We put out the call for swap drives in early October. Please let us know if you have swap drives to lend or if your do not yet have swap drives for your class.
- New ACS System Administrator Introduction – Our new system admin is David Winney! Welcome back Dave.
- New lab furniture – ACS has requested funding for the replacement of the chairs in 4 of the 5 labs in Alderwood hall. We have also requested funding for replacement of the desks in ALD 105. So far we have received enough money to replace 112 chairs. This should enable us to get rid of all of the old chairs.
- Proposal to disband CLUG or ACS/Dept chair meetings – It was recommended that the ACS/Dept chair meetings be disbanded. Department chairs are already members of CLUG.
Reminder: Please shut and lock Snohomish labs if there is no class in the room when your class is finished.