FISCAL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 FUNDED PROPOSALS

Graduate Student Lab Computers

 

Grant #: 758

Unit: CAS/AREC

Location: Ballard Extension Hall Rooms 006

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x

Start Date: April 02, 20011

Completion: June 30, 2011

Responsible Personnel:

Susan Capalbo, Dept Head

Patricia Maynard, AREC Department Accountant

COSINe

Funding requested: $10,196

Funding received:     $10,196

Summary Description:

The graduate student computer lab in Ballard Extension Hall 006 has eight computers and a double-sided printer available for use by all Agricultural and Resource Economics, Applied Economics, and Forestry majors on a 24/7 basis. These eight computers and monitors need to be replaced in order to provide latest technology and reliability in support of the students' academic endeavors. Approximately 50 students from departments participating in the Applied Economics program utilize the equipment in this lab.

 

Wireless Network Upgrade, Kelley Engineering Center

 

Grant #: 760

Unit: College of Engineering

Location: Kelley Engineering Center

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x

Start Date: April 1, 2011

Completion: June 1, 2011

Responsible Personnel:

Todd Shechter, Sr Network Engineer, College of Engineering

Steve Cleveland, Wireless Network Engineer, College of Engineering

Ian Downie, Wireless Network Engineer, OSU Network Engineering

Jon Dolan, Director, OSU Network Engineering

Funding requested: $20,269

Funding received:     $20,269

Summary Description:

This project will replace hardware necessary to supply wireless data network services to Kelley Engineering Center. The amount of wireless network traffic in KEC has come to a point where the Power over Ethernet switches need to be upgraded to match the speed of the current wireless access points.

 

 

Operations and Equipment Upgrades of Student Computing Facilities in the College of Forestry

 

Grant #: 764

Unit: College of Forestry

Location: 17 computing labs in Peavy and Richardson Halls

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: Ongoing

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Kathy Howell - Director, Forestry Computing Resources

Funding requested: $141,110

Funding received:     $216,110

Summary Description:

The College of Forestry (CoF) operates 17 student computing labs offering 162 workstations, 9 B/W and 3 color printers, and assorted multimedia peripherals used by approximately 562 CoF students and 2842 non-CoF students per year. Labs and helpdesk assistance are available 50 hours per week during the term. This proposal requests $141,110 for continued lab operations, including: student personnel, workstation leases, software, multimedia peripherals, and network infrastructure. CoF shares the remaining $223,639 of the Forestry student computing budget which includes full-time student computing support personnel, graduate student printing, and maintenance costs for non-leased equipment.

 

Student Media Equipment Checkout

 

Grant #: 767.1

Unit: Student Media

Location: Snell Hall

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x

Start Date: April 01

Completion: April 30 (If no items are on back order)

Responsible

Personnel: Office Assistant

Funding requested: $64,095

Funding received:     $64,095

Summary Description:

KBVR-TV, The Daily Barometer, Beaver Yearbook, and KBVR-FM provides NMC Practicum 409, and any students interested, real world experience with multimedia and deadlines. This grant would allow student media to upgrade and converge our current outdated equipment with new innovative equipment, thus allowing students the creativity and growth to excel with multimedia.

 

OSU College of Forestry, Richardson Hall 107 Projection System Upgrade

 

Grant #: 769.1

Unit: College of Forestry / Dean's Office, Forestry Media Center, Computing Support, Forestry Extension

Location: Richardson Hall 107 (Distance Education "Enhanced" Classroom)

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 07/01/2011

Completion: 09/20/2011

Responsible Personnel:

David Zahler, Media Specialist, OSU Forestry Media Center, College of Forestry Admin;

Matt Viehdorfer and Ken West, Info Technology Consultants, College of Forestry

Computing Services, College of Forestry Admin.

Funding requested: $13,551

Funding received:     $13,551

Summary Description:

RH 107 is the go-to multi-purpose classroom in the College of Forestry. Designed and built in the late 1990s, much of the equipment is in need of replacement. The three electronic projection screens in the front-- installed for multi-slide-projector slideshows-- need to be replaced by a single, large format projection screen that is better seen by the entire classroom. A brighter, large format ceiling projector also needs to be installed. These upgrades will occur in conjunction with extensive one-time Provost-funded presentation and recording equipment upgrades and will occur summer 2011.

 

Campus-Wide Software Site Licenses FY12

 

Grant #: 770.1

Unit: College of Science Information Network

Location: OSU Campus

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Michael Rauscher, Director, COSINe

Angela O'Neal, Campus Software License Coordinator

Tudy Seistrup, COSINe Business Manager

Funding requested: $108,599

Funding received:     $108,599

Summary Description:

The negotiation of software site licenses benefits both the students and the University as it allows higher availability of software packages covered under a site license. We are requesting funds for software packages that are widely used in numerous departments throughout the campus. This software may be installed in student computing labs, used in classrooms, and in some cases installed on the student's personally owned computers. By teaching and having students learn this software, we are improving the student's educational experience and subsequently enhancing students' value in the job market.

 

2011-2012 Blackboard Technology Resource Fee Proposal-FY2012

 

Grant #: 771

Unit: IS / Enterprise Computing Services

Location: Milne Computer Center

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 2011

Completion: Summer 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Catherine Williams, Director

Frank Kessel, Project Leader

Funding requested: $601,184

Funding received:     $601,184

Summary Description:

This proposal provides support for the central infrastructure required for Blackboard including systems administration, hardware and software. Blackboard is a combination teaching and learning environment and a configurable portal for the OSU community.

 

Student Computer Lab Update

 

Grant #: 773

Unit: Career Services

Location: B008 Kerr Administration Building

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x

Start Date: 5/1/2011 (upon approval of TRF proposal)

Completion: 6/1/2011

Responsible Personnel:

Doug Cochran, Director of Career Services 7-0521

Adry Clark, Assistant Director of Career Services, 7-0519

Anne Lapour, Career Development Coordinator, 7-0529

Mike Mays, Student Employment Coordinator, 7-0520

Funding requested: $5,500

Funding received:     $5,500

Summary Description:

Replace 5 student computers purchased on TRF 8 years ago. Computers have been maxed out on memory and are very slow, and not up to some newer applications or pending system upgrades.

 

Reaxys Search Engine for Dramatically Enhancing Chemistry Literature Searching for Undergraduate Education

 

Grant #: 774

Unit: College of Science / Chemistry & OSU Valley Library

Location: OSU Library - this is a web-based database service

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

PI Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong (Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department)

co-PI Laurel Kristick (Collection Assessment and Science Librarian, OSU Library)

co-PI Rich Carter (Professor, Chemistry Department)

Funding requested: $102,000

Funding received:     $48,387

Summary Description:

The goal of this proposal is to acquire a three year license to the chemistry search engine Reaxys. Reaxys will dramatically augment the existing databases available on the OSU campus. In particular, it would be the first chemistry search engine that allows unlimited access to students. The current alternative on campus (called SciFinder) allows only up to 4 people to access its database concurrently. At the end of the funding period, the usage data from Reaxys, SciFinder and our chemistry journals will be assessed and balanced to help create a funding model to provide continuing access to these core resources.

 

Upgrading Computers and Instrument Hardware for Advanced Chemistry Laboratory Courses

 

Grant #: 775

Unit:   College of Science / Department of Chemistry

Location:   Gilbert Hall Addition, Third and Fourth floors, OSU Campus

Fiscal Year(s):   FY11x

Start Date:   4-1-2011

Completion:   6-30-2011

Responsible Personnel:

Christine Pastorek, Emile Firpo, John Loeser

Funding requested:   $30,318

Funding received:     $30,318

Summary Description:

Training and hands on experience with scientific instrumentation produces graduates that are work ready and ready for graduate school.  To continue advancing these teaching goals we will replace 18 computers, eight computers service the measurement stations for junior senior level lab courses and ten computers are laptops for portable computing for the sophomore level lab courses.  We are also requesting funds to replace the electronics on one of our student instruments in the teaching lab.  These replacements will enable us to continue offering students in advanced chemistry lab courses first hand experience with modern instrumentation and continue to allow for remote data analysis of data collected on shared instrumentation."

 

Departmental Classrooms - Moreland Upgrades & Classroom Conversion

 

Grant #: 776.1

Unit: College of Liberal Arts / Department of English (Proposed School of Writing, Literature, and Film)

Location: Moreland Hall, classrooms 330, 332, 334, 362, and 308

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 2011-7-1

Completion: 2011-9-15

Responsible Personnel:

Sara Jameson, Senior Instructor, Assistant Director of Writing

Ann Leen, Office Manager

Anita Helle, Transitional Director, Proposed School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

Funding requested: $100,708

Funding received:     $100,708

Summary Description:

This TRF Grant proposal seeks the funding necessary to improve student learning in Moreland Hall classrooms in two ways. (1) Upgrade projection technology in the Moreland Hall classrooms 330, 3332, 334, and 362 according to standard upgrade schedule as recommended by Media Services. (2) Add interactive learning technology to convert a conference/ seminar room, Moreland 308, into an enhanced classroom. Student learning in writing, literature, film, pedagogy, and theory classes held in Moreland Hall will be enhanced when the instructional technology is upgraded by replacing outdated projectors for the interactive teaching stations and enhanced by this new room.

 

Classroom Technology Support: Maintenance/Upgrades/Enhancements

 

Grant #: 777

Unit: IS/Media Services

Location: General-Use Classrooms/Departmental Supported Classrooms

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 7/1/11

Completion: 6/30/12

Responsible Personnel: Don DeMello

Coordinator - Classroom Technologies, Media Services

Funding requested: $1,145,286

Funding received:     $1,145,286

Summary Description:

Media Services-Classroom Technologies supports instructional technology in classrooms, conference rooms and labs. The technology is designed, installed, programmed and maintained by professional staff with assistance from student technicians. Our continuing commitment is to provide OSU students, faculty and staff exceptional service and ready access to technology in support of instruction in classrooms, labs and seminar rooms, and in support of student events, presentations and thesis defenses. This proposal requests funding to continue our level of service in operations, maintenance, help phone support and upgrades/enhancements of presentation technology in over 300 OSU learning environments.

 

Wireless Access Coverage in Residence Halls and Cooperative Houses

 

Grant #: 778

Unit: University Housing and Dining Services

Location: University Owned Residence Halls and Cooperative Houses

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x-FY12

Start Date: As soon as funding is released

Completion: Project completed by the beginning of Fall term 2011, hopefully sooner.

Responsible Personnel:

Chris White, IS Manager, UHDS

Ian Downie, Wireless Network Engineer, Network Services

Funding requested: $246,164

Funding received:     $213,000

Summary Description:

Purchase network hardware to provide full wireless coverage in all University owned residence halls and cooperative houses.

 

Electronic Resources for the Library

 

Grant #: 780

Unit: OSU Libraries

Location: Valley Library

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 07/01/11

Completion: 06/30/12

Responsible Personnel:

Faye Chadwell, Interim University Librarian;

Jennifer Nutefall, Associate University Librarian for Innovative User Services

Funding requested: $750,000

Funding received:     $750,000

Summary Description:

OSU Libraries are requesting funding of $750,000 to maintain and expand the electronic book, journal and database collections. These resources enhance students’ education by allowing access to scholarly and authoritative content critical to their success. This request supports OSU’s goal of providing an excellent teaching and learning environment and ensures that students have free and equitable access to academic resources. TRF funding is an essential subsidy for the continuation of electronic content for all students. With increased enrollment, it is imperative that the Libraries be able to maintain and build a collection that meets the needs of students.

 

Center for Virtual Agriculture

 

Grant #: 783

Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture

Location: Ag & Life Sciences Building

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x-FY12

Start Date: June 2011

Completion: Three to five months after funds become available

Responsible Personnel:

Anita Azarenko, Department Head, Department of Horticulture

Russ Karow, Department Head, Department of Crop and Soil Science

Wayne Wood, DCA, Department of Horticulture

Curt Onstott, DCA, Department of Crop and Soil Science

Funding requested: $189,075

Funding received:     $189,075

Summary Description:

The Departments of Horticulture, and Crop and Soil Sciences are merging to create a School of Integrated Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The distribution of the over 100 School faculty members across the state and budget constraints, require use of all possible technological resources to maintain cohesion and communication, meet credit and non-credit teaching demands, and create new learning opportunities. The faculty, staff and students will have to interact seamlessly using contemporary technological tools. Other departments in the NW quadrant of campus would greatly benefit from scheduled access to this medium-sized venue.

 

College of Business Student Computer Lab and Student Computing Resources

 

Grant #: 784

Unit: College of Business

Location: Bexell

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Malcolm LeMay - Director of Operations, College of Business

Funding requested: $144,950

Funding received:     $185,900

Summary Description:

The College of Business Computing Resource Center (COB CRC) Student Computer Lab provides access to the latest in business productivity applications, software development tools, course and professional training support software, statistical and data analysis packages, technical support, and high quality printing services for the entire OSU student community. This proposal requests $144,950 for continued operations of the COB CRC Student Computer Lab and for student-focused software supporting the professional development of business students.

 

Bexell 324 Computing Classroom upgrade and transformation

 

Grant #: 785

Unit: College of Business

Location: Bexell

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 2011

Completion: September 2011

Responsible Personnel:

Malcolm LeMay, Director of Operations, College of Business, 737-6021

Funding requested: $40,900

Funding received:     $40,900

Summary Description:

To offset the OSU classroom shortage and better use existing spaces, the College of Business desires to transform Bexell 324 into a modern and flexible triple-use computing classroom suitable for teaching programming courses, regular academic courses as well as serving as an additional after-hours virtual computer lab. The proposal relies on a newer technology known as Server-hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). A VDI-enabled classroom improves the flexibility of the types of courses that can use the classroom. VDI also offers greater agility in responding to the different needs of instructors assigned to the classroom.

 

Nash Hall Basement Classroom

 

Grant #: 786

Unit: Ag / Fisheries and Wildlife

Location: Nash Basement Classroom

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Scott Austed, DCA, Animal Sciences/Fisheries & Wildlife

Funding requested: $42,610

Funding received:     $42,610

Summary Description:

Technology in today's classroom setting is necessary to enhance learning and studies. Funds are being requested to update the technology in one classroom in the basement of Nash Hall. This will include a new computer, digital video/audio equipment, and an updated teaching station. This enhancement directly benefits 800+ students in Fisheries and Wildlife classes, Animal Sciences, Rangeland Sciences, Food Science and Technology and many graduate student seminars.

 

Enhancing Crops Building Teaching Classrooms

Unit: CAS/Crop and Soil Science

Location: Crops Bldg, Rooms 138 and 150

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x

Start Date: April 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2011

Responsible Personnel:

Jay S. Noller, Associate Department Head, CSS

Curtis Onstott, Network Computing Administrator, CSS

Wayne Wood, IT Administrator, HORT

Funding requested: $89,270

Funding received:     $83,720

Summary Description:

Proposal seeks to remodel two classrooms (CRPS 138 and CRPS 150) and improve infrastructure for the delivery of next-generation curricula of Green Revolution 2.0 – low-energy and sustainable “Zero client” in rearranged learning classrooms, and installation of large-format pen-based tablet-monitor units.

Project involves:

1) Add computer projection and interactive whiteboards;

2) Increase seating from 17 to 25 students;

3) Replace old and failing computer workstations with

a. zero clients for more flexible, energy efficient, and much less costly maintainence;

b. Wacom stylus monitors to enable students to draw/trace/design in experiential learning exercises.

 

Upgrading Virtual Computer Lab Software (Mplus) in Milam Hall

 

Grant #: 791

Unit: Health and Human Sciences (HHS)/Human Development & Family Sciences

Location: Milam Hall

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x

Start Date: April 1, 2011

Completion: April 15, 2011

Responsible Personnel:

Alan Acock, OSU Distinguished Professor; Knudson Chair, Human Development & Family Sciences

Funding requested: $5,276

Funding received:     $5,276

Summary Description:

Milam Hall's Virtual Computer Lab (Umbrella) has become an essential resource for graduate students throughout the College of Health and Human Sciences as well as for undergraduate HDFS majors. Mplus, a statistical analysis software program, is used in other colleges as well. For example, students in John Edwards’s lab (Psychology) use Mplus, accessing it through Umbrella. We request funds to update the licenses of this critical software tool.

 

ONID Ongoing Services

 

Unit: IS / Enterprise Computing Services

Location: Milne Computer Center

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 07-01-2011

Completion: 06-30-2012

Responsible Personnel:

Catherine Williams, Director

Andy Morgan, Project Manager

Funding requested: $317,279

Funding received:     $317,279

Summary Description:

ONID provides a combination of centralized services to students.  A comprehensive directory of everyone in the OSU community is maintained by ONID. The ONID LDAP directory provides data to the OSU Online Directory.  Account authentication is provided for ONID services and a large number of other OSU services including: VPN, wireless (wi-fi), Blackboard, Student Computing Facilities, OSU Online Services (student registration), ResNet, and numerous web sites using ONID SSO (Single Sign On). Active Directory is populated from the ONID directory. Email, file storage, and web space is provided for all current students.

 

Magruder Enhanced Classroom Upgrades

 

Grant #: 795

Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine

Location: Magruder Hall

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 7-1-11

Completion: 9-30-11

Responsible Personnel:

Mike Dooley HSBC Budget & Fiscal Mgr

Funding requested: $63,120

Funding received:     $63,120

Summary Description:

This project is to bring Magruder classrooms up to campus standard; replace projectors in Magr 202 and 208, add voice amplification in Magr 202, 208 and 298, and change over from analog to digital technology in all rooms.

 

College of Science Student Labs

 

Grant #: 797

Unit: COSINE

Location: Cordley, Gilbert Addition, Kidder, Weniger, Wilkinson, Ballard Halls

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x-FY12

Start Date: June 1 2011

Completion: August 2011

Responsible Personnel:

COSINe

Funding requested: $28,606

Funding received:     $28,606

Summary Description:

Replace 4-year old computers in the Cordley 3003 teaching lab. We would also like to increase the number of keyserver licenses and Ghost licenses to match the increased number of student lab machines in the College of Science, and pay the ongoing annual maintenance fee for the existing Ghost licenses for COS student labs.

 

Student Multimedia Services

 

Grant #: 800

Unit: IS/Media Services

Location: 4062 The Valley Library

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Teresa Preddy Coordinator, IS - Media Services, Student Multimedia Services

Funding requested: $903,795

Funding received:     $821,364

Summary Description:

Student Multimedia Services meets multimedia needs of students engaged in instructional projects, thesis and research presentations in class and at professional conferences/seminars. SMS provides consulting, training and media solutions including software, digital video editing, scanning, poster and thesis printing. SMS also provides equipment for check-out (laptops, projectors, digital still/video cameras, recorders/transcribers). Funding is requested to maintain needs in 1) operations, with twenty, .5 FTE students, two, .49 FTE graduate students, one, 1 FTE administrator for production, training and student supervision, and one, 1 FTE classified equipment systems specialist; 2) a request for a new, .5 FTE classified Office Specialist 2 position to assist with scheduling, late-fee/rush billings, ordering and assisting w/ supervisions of students working at the front desks; 3) replacement equipment and maintenance, including supplies; 4) the continuing consolidation of currently segmented TRF-funded equipment to keep it available to other students, and 5) replacement of Zircon’s MS Access database with a Microsoft SQL Server database hosted by Network Services (per new requirements of the University Registrar) and the addition of an automated email notification system as requested by our customer base.

 

Student Computing Facilities

 

Grant #: 801

Unit: IS/Media Services

Location: Milne Computer Center and Numerous Satellite Labs

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Russ Born Manager, Student Computing Facilities

Funding requested: $705,972

Funding received:     $705,972

Summary Description:

The Student Computing Facilities provide undergraduate and graduate students 24-hour-a-day access to Apple Macintosh and Windows computers. During the peak times of most days 85% of the computers in Milne are in use. SCF also provides technical and administrative support for numerous general-purpose computer classrooms and departmental labs. This proposal reflects the operating budget for the Milne Student Computing Facility, Kidder Multimedia Lab, 4 general-purpose computer classrooms, 20 departmental computer labs, a campus-wide print billing system and terminal servers which allow students to access university-owned software on their own computers.

 

Upgrade of Equipment in Lower Division Physics Teaching Labs

 

Grant #: 802

Unit: Physics

Location: Weniger Hall: rooms 200, 232, 234, 238, 334

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: September 15, 2011

Responsible Personnel: Dedra Demaree, Department of Physics

James Ketter, Department of Physics

David Bannon, Department of Physics

Christopher Coffin, Department of Physics

Henri Jansen, Chair, Department of Physics

Funding requested: $110,229

Funding received:     $110,229

Summary Description:

The Physics Department is upgrading the introductory physics laboratories with funds from the provost initiative to purchase lab equipment. This is part of our initiative to provide reformed instruction in all physics courses. To make this a complete upgrade, we are requesting TRF funds for computers and related physics lab computer interfaces. These computers and interfaces will be used for introductory calculus and algebra based physics, and smaller lab courses serving approximately 2500 students per year. The physics department has worked closely with The COS IT group to develop a technological infrastructure to provide an environment to support these computers.

 

Disability Access Services Technology Support

 

Grant #: 804

Unit: Student Affairs/ Disability Access Services

Location: Kerr Administration Building A200

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 2011

Completion: June 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Tracy Bentley-Townlin, Director of Disability Access Services

Haris Gunadi, Program Manager, Technology and Production Support Services

Funding requested: $299,000

Funding received:     $299,000

Summary Description:

Disability Access Services (DAS) is seeking the continuance of Technology Resource Funding (TRF), with the objective of providing and maintaining technology accessibility and support to students with disabilities at Oregon State University (OSU).  Our goal is to provide accessibility for students with disabilities across the Oregon State campus.

 

Kultura - Online Media Management Application

 

Grant #: 805

Unit: IS/Media Services

Location: Kidder Hall

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 2011

Completion: June 2012

Responsible Personnel:

John Greydanus, Director, Media Services

Funding requested: $38,000

Funding received:     $38,000

Summary Description:

This proposal seeks continued funding to support Kultura, OSU’s online media management tool. In 2010, Media Services worked with campus groups to select Kultura to replace an older online media application. Kultura is an open source, cloud application that allows users to submit videos in a variety of formats to be encoded for live or on-demand streaming. The videos may also be imbedded into websites. Kultura was tested during Fall Term 2010 and made available Spring Term 2011 for campus users. Media from the ealier system will be transferred to Kultura during summer 2011. Online media tools are critical to creating and providing media rich web content. The current system hosts over 7,000 videos posted by students, faculty and departments. This proposal seeks funding for a portion of the costs associated with the transition to Kultura as our next generation on-demand media application for the campus.

 

Undergraduate Computer Lab Services

 

Grant #: 806

Unit: College of Engineering

Location: College of Engineering

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: 7/1/11

Completion: 6/30/12

Responsible Personnel:

Todd Shechter

Funding requested: $353,014

Funding received;     $461,886

Summary Description:

COE submits a combined proposal for computers, software, and student worker expenses used in all its undergraduate computer labs. Only expenses directly related to undergraduate education are requested. COE will continue to pay ~$580,000 of lab-related costs from other sources. In consolidating previous departmental proposals, we scrutinized all undergraduate computing costs to identify where savings could be realized. This proposal reflects our third year of efforts to optimize student labor, match lab hours to demand, and accurately track percentages of software used for instruction. It also marks a continued changeover from purchased to leased computers and consolidation of machine orders to achieve better pricing.

 

OSU Computer Helpdesk

 

Grant #: 809

Unit: Information Services/Technology Support Services

Location: Information Services

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Tammy Barr

Chris Sinnett

Lucas Friedrichsen

Funding requested: $332,309

Funding received:     $332,309

Summary Description:

The OSU Computer Helpdesk (OCH) provides telephone, e-mail, web and walk-up (students only) “how-to” assistance to OSU students and employees, on and off-campus. OCH is staffed by two classified employees and 15-25 students who respond to a variety of questions about Blackboard, ONID, wireless network, Virtual Private Network, operating systems, software, and Internet tools. Resources provided via the web include help documents and software. OCH is the primary contact for distributing software to students through OSU’s software licensing agreements. TRF funds are necessary to maintain the current level of computing support for OSU students.

 

Increasing student access, use and learning experiences in the Design and Human Environment computer laboratory

 

Grant #: 813

Unit: College of Health and Human Sciences/Design and Human Environment

Location: Design and Human Environment Computer Lab Milam Hall 218

Fiscal Year(s): FY12

Start Date: July 1, 2011

Completion: June 30, 2012

Responsible Personnel:

Leslie Davis Burns, Chair Design and Human Environment

Carol Caughey, Associate Professor, Interior Design

Minjeong Kim, Assistant Professor, Merchandising Management

Kathy Mullet, Associate Professor, Apparel Design

Marilyn Read, Associate Professor, Interior Design

Marianne Egan, Instructor, Apparel Design

Russ Born, Laboratory Coordinator, Media Services, Information Services

Funding requested: $111,142

Funding received:     $100,028

Summary Description:

The Design and Human Environment (DHE) computer lab in Milan Hall (MLM 218) currently provides the hardware and software, specific to design and merchandising professions, necessary to deliver compelling learning experiences in the professional programs offered in the Department of Design and Human Environment. The technical and critical thinking skills acquired by our students in courses that utilize the computer lab are imperative for them to acquire competitive internships and positions upon graduation. This proposal requests funding for continued operation of the DHE computer lab with necessary and essential upgrades for computers.

 

Technology Enhancement to Baccalaureate Core Biology Instruction

 

Grant #: 815

Unit: Science/ Biology

Location: Weniger Hall

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x-FY12

Start Date: 04/01/2011

Completion: 06/30/2012

Responsible Personnel:

Robert T. Mason, Chair of Biology Program

Mark Lavery, BI 10x Course Coordinator

Amy Harwell, BI 21x Course Coordinator

Funding requested: $184,484

Funding received:     $92,242

Summary Description:

Proposed equipment will update six course curricula (BI101, BI102, BI103 and BI211, BI212, BI213) (in six different WNGR hall laboratories). These courses, among the largest at OSU, are the heart of the Biological Sciences area of the Baccalaureate Core, impacting more than 5,500 students annually. New technologies will enable students to engage in skill-based activities necessary to understand the nature of scientific processes by linking data collection directly to problem solving, critiquing, and presenting information. These technologies are intended to accommodate large class sizes in active learning groups, as well as engage students with wide ranges of abilities and backgrounds.

 

Enhancement of College of Engineering Classrooms

 

Grant #: 816

Unit: College of Engineering

Location: College of Engineering

Fiscal Year(s): FY11x-FY12

Start Date: April 1, 2011

Completion: Aug 30, 2011

Responsible Personnel:

Media Services

College of Engineering IT

Funding requested: $72,556

Funding received:     $72,556

Summary Description:

The College of Engineering has several departmental classrooms and computer classrooms scattered across several buildings on campus. Some of the rooms have equipment provided for by the department. Others have equipment provided by past TRF proposals. Still others completely lack any enhancement. This proposal addresses the classrooms with the most significant need for upgrades, either because there is no equipment in the classroom, or the equipment is failing. None of these upgrades involve any teleconference equipment, but are solely to bring them up to OSU Media Services standards.