Strategic Priority: Maintain

Provide fiscal and technology support resources to complete annual IT programs

Goals: 

  • To provide reliable classroom technology that supports academic instruction
  • To provide relevant technology that enhances the teaching and learning process

Objectives:

  • Allocate technology such that classroom equipment could be replaced on a necessary cycle
  • Reduce the quantity of hardware related failures
  • Help departments meet curricular requirements by customizing equipment for the classroom

Informational:

The Smart Classroom Program is an annually funded program that addresses the replacement and upgrade of classroom technology. For FY15, the program is allocated $30,000. 

Classrooms are identified for equipment replacement based on these criteria: 

  • Age of Equipment
  • Problematic nature of the equipment
  • Input from Facilities on physical modifications/plans
  • Recommendation of a Dean

After combining these factors, a prioritized list is created.

Evaluation of funding requirements then sets a targeted list of Smart Classroom Replacements for the fiscal year.

Note: Due, in large, to the limited access to classrooms, the program typically does classroom installs/upgrades in the summer or during winter break. After the target list is created, IT works with Department Chairs to identify the best timing for the replacements to occur.

Annual Schedule

Actionable Group Appox. Date Action(s)

IT

May 1

Determine Funding for the Smart Classroom Program

IT

May 15

Identify age based and problematic classrooms that need to be replaced

Deans

July 1

Opportunity to provide prioritized list of classroom replacement needs

IT

July 15

Set FY targeted list of classrooms to be replaced/upgraded

IT/Chairs

August 1

Identify timeframe for replacement to occur

IT/Chairs

August 1

Identify equipment replacement items

IT

August 15

Begin ordering/planning for replacement/upgrade installation