DCC Meeting Notes — Wednesday April 11, 2012
DCC Meeting 4/11/12
You can listen to the Audio of the DCC meeting.
Chris Grossi spoke of the Dell recycling day. There will be a tractor trailor in the CIT parking lot from 8am until 2pm on April 20th to collect Brown owned surplus equipment and personal machines. More information about the event can be found at the below address
On Wednesday April 18th, there will be a hands on Tech Forum. The topic of this forum is the Brown standard images. There will be laptops there that will be imaged from the deploy server during the meeting.
On June 5th the new Dell desktops will be available for order. They will be the 9010’s. They will not have a Brown std image on them until CIS can get one in to build the image. One should be available on the the deploy server shortly after CIS receives their machine.
The Matlab renewal is approaching. The is the possibility of some new toolboxes being added to our license. No toolboxes will be removed. Preferred method for getting a copy of Matlab is through the Matlab TAH license. If you are going to image a cluster with Matlab, please do not use this license. There will be a package from CIS to use in these instances. More information will be coming.
Brown only saw about a ½ dozen infections of the recent Mac Vulnerability according to the Sopohs server.
Starting this month Microsoft patches will be delivered to managed ITSC and managed Biomed computers through SCCM.
John spoke of the new IT Governance at Brown and went through the process of getting projects funded through CIS. The new process was put in place to try to get the decision making into the hands of the people that run the University. You can read about the new IT Governance here:
As always, if you have any questions about IT Governance please send them to John.
Academic Technology Services(AT)
Carrie Saarinen and Kelly Egan came to talk about what ATS can do for you.
Academic Technologies helps professors with course related technologies for teaching and learning. They have funds available to help faculty with new ideas they may have in teaching their courses. The have the resources to put ideas into actual teaching.
AT has 4 multimedia labs available for teaching and student lab use when there are no classes going on. The facilities are equipped with Video production equipment. There are consultants available to help guide Faculty during classes and students during lab use.
AT has funding to try out new ideas in the classroom. An example was using both ipads and kindles in a class to determine which would work best in that setting.
AT offers services as well as innovation. They will help develop new technologies but once they become mainstream, they will then become a service supported by AT.
Canvas is the new learning management system. They have been very active talking to other schools about how they are using it.
They would be happy to come to your faculty meetings to do a presentation on What AT Can Do For You. Pat Kinghorn said it was very beneficial and successful for her Faculty.
You can find out more about Academic Technologies at brown.edu/go/teachwithtech