Fiscal Year 2006 Funded Proposals

General Campus

Proposal

FY06 – 106.1

Project Title

ONID Ongoing Services

Unit

Information Services (Enterprise Computing)

Location

Milne Computer Center

Responsible Personnel

Catherine Williams, Andy Morgan

TRF Funding

$237,889

Summary Description

ONID provides a combination of centralized services to students. A comprehensive directory of everyone in the OSU community is maintained by ONID, and the ONID LDAP directory provides data to the Campus Online Directory. Account authentication is provided for ONID services, Modem Pool access, Blackboard access, for the Student Computing Facility, and for the Residence Computing Network. Active Directory is populated from the ONID directory. E-mail, LAN accessible file storage and web space is provided for all current students. Account information and e-mail access are available through one web interface. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 121.2

Project Title

OSU Computer Helpdesk [formerly IS Computer Consulting]

Unit

Information Services [Technology Support Services]

Location

The Valley Library

Responsible Personnel

Tammy Barr, Chris Sinnett

TRF Funding

$133,210

Summary Description

OSU Computer Helpdesk [OCH] provides telephone, email, and web “how-to" assistance to OSU students, staff and faculty. OCH is primarily staffed by 8-12 students who respond to a variety of questions about Blackboard, ONID, Public Network, Virtual Private network, operating systems, software applications and Internet tools. Resources are also provided via the web, including help documents, downloadable software, and lists of helpful sites. They also produce the OSUware CD, the primary mechanism for distributing software through OSU’s software licensing agreements. TRF funds are necessary to maintain, and expand, the current level of computing support for OSU students. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 123.1

Project Title

OSUWare 2006 CD

Unit

Information Services [Technology Support Services]

Location

The Valley Library

Responsible Personnel

Tammy Barr, Chris Sinnett

TRF Funding

$8,736

Summary Description

This CD is the primary mechanism for distributing software that is available to students, faculty and staff, through OSU’s software licensing agreements. It includes updated versions of Symantec Antivirus for both PC and Macintosh computers, as well as various applications including Internet browsers, email programs, and other Internet utilities. It also contains instructions for getting connected to the Residential Network and OSU Public Network. The CD is distributed free to students from the Circulation Desk in the Valley Library, Residential Network, and Student Computing Facilities. OSU Extended Campus provides OSUWare CDs to their distance student, free of charge. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 124.1

Project Title

OSUWrite: A University Blog Solution

Unit

Center for Writing and Learning, Writing Intensive Curriculum, & Information Services [Technology Across the Curriculum]

Location

Waldo Hall

Responsible Personnel

Lisa Ede, Vicki Tolar Burton, Jon Dorbolo

TRF Funding

$23,578

Summary Description

OSUWrite will allow every OSU student to create and control their own web content with ease and high quality presentation. As a result, every student will be able to post and maintain their resume, portfolio, commentary, journal, class notes, and much more, on the web. This opens a world of opportunity to students as they communicate with prospective employers, instructors, classmates, family members, each other, and much more. We propose to develop an enterprise-wide Blog solution complete with support tutorials and workshops, and an OSUWrite Manager who will maintain a top quality entry-point reflecting excellence at OSU. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 129.1

Project Title

Student Computing Facilities

Unit

Information Services [Media Services]

Location

Milne Computer Center, plus Satellite Labs

Responsible Personnel

Rick Brand, Russ Born

TRF Funding

$742,453

Summary Description

The Student Computing Facilities provide undergraduate and graduate students 24/hour/day access to Apple Macintosh and Windows computers. SCF also provides technical and administrative support for seven computer classrooms that are available for any college to schedule classes in. In addition, SCF leverages its technical and administrative expertise to provide support to several departmental computer labs. During the peak times of the day, 85% of the computers in Milne are in use, and frequently there is a waiting list. This proposal reflects the operating budget for the Milne Student Computing Facility, Kidder Multimedia Lab, and seven computer classrooms. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 130.1

Project Title

Technology Enhanced Classroom Maintenance/Upgrades

Unit

Information Services [Media Services]

Location

General Use Classrooms – Multiple Locations Throughout Campus

Responsible Personnel

Rick Brand, John Greydanus

TRF Funding

$425,015

Summary Description

This proposal requests funding for the operation, maintenance, upgrade and enhancement of the instructional technologies in the 123 general-use campus classrooms. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 131.1

Project Title

Operation of Graduate/Undergraduate Student Multimedia Presentation Center [SMS]

Unit

Information Services [Media Services]

Location

Valley Library

Responsible Personnel

Teresa Preddy, John Greydanus

TRF Funding

$99,291

Summary Description

Project presentation is critical to graduate education and development, and this is rapidly becoming a need for undergraduate students as well. This Center provides resources needed for presenting research and other projects at professional conferences, as well as for presentations in classes and within other University opportunities. The Center provides multimedia technology, computer projection, equipment for checkout, digital video editing and poster presentations. Funding is needed for operational costs, including graduate student personnel, supplies, equipment maintenance, and equipment replacement. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 157.1

Project Title

Electronic Resources for the Library

Unit

Academic Affairs, Valley Library

Location

Valley Library

Responsible Personnel

Bonnie Allen

TRF Funding

$550,000

Summary Description

The OSU Libraries seek funding of $600,000 for the purpose of providing electronic resources licensed by the Libraries for student use. This funding level in addition to the Libraries budgetary allocation to electronic content enables the purchase of new content for student use that otherwise would not be possible within our budgetary allocation. TRF funding is essential to the timely acquisition of content that is the basis for the university’s strategy to increase student research and scholarship, and is critical to the expansion of the university statewide. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 158.2

Project Title

Blackboard Instructional Portal Operation and Support

Unit

Information Services [Enterprise Computing]

Location

Milne Computer Center

Responsible Personnel

Catherine Williams, F rank Kessel

TRF Funding

$246,297

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. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 163.1

Project Title

Adaptive Technology Equipment

Unit

Information Services [Technology Access Program]

Location

Kidder Hall

Responsible Personnel

Ron Stewart, John Greydanus

TRF Funding

$432,700

Summary Description

The mission of the Technology Access Program at OSU is to support and facilitate the University community in meeting and accommodating the technology access needs of students with disabilities. OSU is nationally recognized for the quality of its technology access for these students, primarily due to the efforts of TAP, and OSU’s cooperative partners. As our educational environment becomes increasingly technology dependent with each passing term, the challenges faced by our students with disabilities increase correspondingly. It is through TAP that OSU helps overcome these technology hurdles and develop needed skills and abilities. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 175.4

Project Title

SCOLA

Unit

Information Services [Media Services]

Location

Kidder Hall [109]

Responsible Personnel

John Greydanus

TRF Funding

$28,100

Summary Description

Last year Media Services completed the technical infrastructure to video stream two channels of SCOLA programming to campus computer users. This year TRF funding will support the promotion of this service to students by placing monitors at key ISOSU sites and student clubs on the campus, and promote the instructional value of SCOLA by placing monitors in the Foreign Languages office and providing broadband connections to two Foreign Languages classrooms in Kidder Hall. Media Services will monitor the number of users of the service, and survey Foreign Languages faculty and ISOSU to assess how SCOLA is used for instruction and by student groups. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06-182A

Project Title

Digital Conversion of Instructional Video Storage, Editing and Playback

Unit

Information Services [Media Services]

Location

Kidder Hall

Responsible Personnel

John Greydanus

TRF Funding

$72,668

Summary Description

This request is to fund the upgrade of Media Services’ instructional video storage, editing and playback equipment to a digital format. Funds will be used to convert from a tape-based format to a server-based format, purchase software to manage and edit digital video and to purchase playback equipment and software required to retrieve and distribute instructional programs to classrooms, cable television channels and streaming sites. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06-220

Project Title

Operational Support of Student Modem Pool

Unit

Information Services [Network Services]

Location

Kerr Administration Bldg.

Responsible Personnel

Shay Dakan, Jon Dolan, Mark Keppinger

TRF Funding

$36,000

Summary Description

Network Services operates a modem pool that is for OSU students only. Originally designed for providing Internet access for all students, there has been a gradual decline in OSU student use, and the 2004-05 ASOSU leadership set a minimal use level, after which time the OSU Student Modem Pool would be terminated. Funding is requested exclusively for telephone company charges for T-1 lines. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 122.1

Project Title

Campus-Wide Software Site Licenses

Unit

Information Services [Technology Support Services]

Location

The Valley Library

Responsible Personnel

Tammy Barr, Lena Ferris

TRF Funding

$86,937

Summary Description

The negotiation of software site licenses is very beneficial for students and the University, as it allows wider use 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 also installed on the student’s personally owned computers. By teaching and having students learn this software, we are improving the student’s educational experience as well as making them more valuable in the job market. (to Top)

Career Services

Proposal

FY06 – 162.1

Project Title

Multi Media Presentation Work Station

Unit

Career Services [Student Affairs]

Location

Kerr Administration Building

Responsible Personnel

Thomas Munnerlyn

TRF Funding

$8,901

Summary Description

Career Services is requesting funding from TRF for a multimedia presentation workstation. Career Services presents over 150 workshop/seminars to students a year in a classroom [Kerr Admin Basement] that seats 30 people. Over 2,000 students attend seminars in the classroom. The classroom serves all students, including all majors and graduate students. Career Services would like to instruct students in how to design and present PowerPoint presentations. Students would have access to the classroom to practice PowerPoint presentations. (to Top)

College of Agricultural Sciences

Proposal

FY06 – 101.1

Project Title

Wireless Enabled Computers & Servers for Remote Sensing Courses and Seminars

Unit

College of Agricultural Sciences [Horticulture]

Location

Ag & Life Sciences Bldg.

Responsible Personnel

David Mok, Chris Sullivan

TRF Funding

$22,500

Summary Description

Computer technology and information exchange is central in remote sensing and landscape design courses. Funds are requested to replace 10 fixed location computers currently used in these classes [Hort 414, 405, 280, 281] with portable and wireless enabled laptops. In addition, funds are needed to purchase a computer server to store/live-stream student presentations on web accessible sites. Enhanced multi-media support will directly benefit Horticulture majors [115 undergraduates, 36 graduate students] and improve distance education at off-campus sites. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 105.2

Project Title

Wireless Coverage for Nash, Withycombe, and Wiegand Halls

Unit

College of Agricultural Sciences / Information Services

Location

Nash, Withycombe, and Wiegand Halls

Responsible Personnel

Jeffrey Brown, Jon Dolan

TRF Funding

$18,000

Summary Description

We propose to cover Nash, Withycombe and Wiegand Halls to compliment existing Instructional Technology use in the departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, Animal Sciences, and Food Science. To do this we will need to purchase wireless access points, pay for some wire-plant enhancements, and pay for installation labor. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 110.1

Project Title

Computer Labs Upgrade

Unit

College of Agricultural Sciences

Location

Withycombe Hall [300c], Nash Hall [110, 104A, Wiegand Hall [200]

Responsible Personnel

Jeffrey Brown

TRF Funding

$50,788

Summary Description

This proposal is to upgrade the existing TRF funded computer labs in Nash Hall, Withycombe Hall and Wiegand Hall. The three departments [Animal Sciences, Fisheries & Wildlife, Food Science & Technology] serve a combined student population of 650 undergraduate students. The students in the three departments depend heavily upon the computers available to them through these small computer labs. These computers provide access to email; Internet and ONID file space for completing homework assignments and keeping in contact with groups for projects. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 145.1

Project Title

Wiegand Class Room 238 Upgrade

Unit

College of Agricultural Sciences

Location

Wiegand Hall [238]

Responsible Personnel

Jeff Brown, Jeff Clawson

TRF Funding

$9,092

Summary Description

Funds will be used to upgrade a departmental conference room, thereby converting it into a multifunctional classroom. We will implement a full audio/visual/multimedia environment to include: LCD projector [ceiling mounted], PC, Smartboard or Sympodium technology, speakers, DVD/VHS player, and gyromouse. This room will accommodate up to 40 students. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 169.1

Project Title

Mobilizing the Digital Classroom: Integration of GIS, GPS and Wireless Technologies to Enhance Instruction

Unit

College of Agricultural Science [Crop & Soil Science; Horticulture; Rangeland Resources]

Location

OSU Corvallis Campus, Multiple Field Sites in Oregon

Responsible Personnel

Jay Noller, Anita Azarenko, Doug Johnson, Curt Onstott, Marcia Brett

TRF Funding

$74,305

Summary Description

Field-based science has moved much of the analytical [i.e., thinking] components of its educational programs indoors, remote from the real problems. We seek funds to reverse this trend and put the thinking part of education back into the field. Our project seeks funding for the development of a Mobile Digital Classroom [MDC], consisting of tablet computers with GPS, a server, and remote wireless network. The MDC is available for checkout by any instructor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and others, and because it consists of rugged, weatherproof table computers, it is expected to be used year-round. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 172.1

Project Title

Wireless Coverage for Ag Life Science Hall / Crop & Soil Sciences

Unit

College of Agricultural Sciences / Information Services

Location

Ag Life Science, Crop & Soil Science

Responsible Personnel

Jon Dolan, Curt Onstott

TRF Funding

$29,000

Summary Description

We propose to cover ALS and Crop & Soil Science Halls with wireless coverage to compliment existing Instructional Technology use in the department of Crop & Soil Science. To do this we will need to purchase wireless access points, pay for some wire-plant enhancements, and pay for labor to install. (to Top)

College of Business

Proposal

FY06 – 102.1

Project Title

Bexell Hall Student Computer Lab

Unit

College of Business

Location

Bexell Hall

Responsible Personnel

Gwen Wolfram

TRF Funding

$163,500

Summary Description

Historically, the College of Business has received student technology funds to pay for a portion of the operating costs of the Bexell Student Computer Lab, one of the larger general access computer labs on campus. The lab contains 150 computers, four LaserJet printers [2 that duplex], two color scanners, and state-of-the-art software. Funds requested are for operations, acquisition of new equipment and software, a network upgrade, and refurbishment to the infrastructure. (to Top)

College of Engineering

Proposal

FY06 – 100.1

Project Title

OSU_PUB Wireless Deployment, Kelley Engineering Center

Unit

College of Engineering

Location

Kelley Engineering Center

Responsible Personnel

Todd Shechter

TRF Funding

$30,633

Summary Description

This project will construct and provide wireless network access for the new Kelley Engineering Center. Wireless access will utilize the OSU_PUB wireless network and be open to the entire campus community. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 107.1

Project Title

Teaching Classrooms – Owen Hall

Unit

College of Engineering [Civil Engineering]

Location

Owen Hall

Responsible Personnel

Greg Baker, Tracy Arras, Paul Montagne

TRF Funding

$44,500

Summary Description

This project will provide CCEE and other departments with a large capacity, computing classroom. The effort consists of acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of 64 workstations and two large format printers in Owen 237 and 241. The computer teaching classroom will be outfitted with an enhanced teaching podium, projection system and large LCD screens. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 108.6

Project Title

Student Lab for Innovative Interdisciplinary Education in Visual Computing

Unit

College of Engineering

Location

Batcheller Hall 214

Responsible Personnel

Mike Bailey, Brian Bay, Todd Shechter, Dallas Holmes

TRF Funding

$82,960

Summary Description

This interdisciplinary project will bring innovative 3D visualization and high performance graphics computing to the OSU Campus. The new lab will include specialized hardware and software to make high-performance graphics technology available to undergraduate as well as graduate students.

This lab will be utilized for instruction in visualization, animation, and computer vision. Those courses draw students not only from Engineering, but also Science and Liberal Arts. Availability of a state-of-the-art facility will allow campus students campus-wide to develop skills with the high-performance graphics, a significant marketing and design tool for the future. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 109.1

Project Title

Hovland Open Computing Labs

Unit

College of Engineering [Hovland Lab]

Location

Hovland Hall

Responsible Personnel

James R Buckley

TRF Funding

$391,454

Summary Description

Hovland Labs provide OSU students, faculty and staff with access to Apple and PC computers running Macintosh, Windows and Linux operating systems on a 24/7 basis during academic terms. In Hovland’s main computer lab, we offer professional technical assistance in a friendly, timely manner. In addition, working closely with Student Computing Facilities, Hovland Labs administers the Mac software build used for classrooms and labs campus-wide. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 114.2

Project Title

UNIX Open Computing Labs

Unit

College of Engineering

Location

Rogers Hall and Kelley Engineering Center

Responsible Personnel

Chris Thompson

TRF Funding

$201,500

Summary Description

The College of Engineering (COE) proposes to upgrade three open computing labs providing Unix-based machines. The Labs are used for complex 3-D computational modeling by COE students as part of their assigned coursework, as well as instruction venues for required and elective courses. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 134.6

Project Title

GreenDisk Technology Recycling Station

Unit

College of Engineering

Location

Dearborn Hall

Responsible Personnel

Dallas Holmes

TRF Funding

$589

Summary Description

The request to TRF is to acquire funds to purchase and maintain a “GreenDisk" collection station for technology waste. The collection station will be used to collect and recycle magnetic and optical computer disks/media and prevent them from going to the landfill. GreenDisk is a national organization that assists in the collection and environmentally friendly recycling for technology waste. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 135.1

Project Title

Chemical Engineering Large Format Printer

Unit

College of Engineering [Chemical Engineering]

Location

Gleeson Hall

Responsible Personnel

David Hackleman, Alexandre Yokochi, Leslie Jones, and Paul Montagne

TRF Funding

$8,934

Summary Description

The acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of a large-format plotter to enable students involved in Chemical Engineering undergraduate and outreach projects to generate poster format displays of accomplishments. The drawings and other large-scale graphics produced are incorporated into many ChE courses, assignments, projects, and presentations, and used extensively throughout the engineering industry. (to Top)

College of Forestry

Proposal

FY06 – 104.2

Project Title

Wireless Coverage for Forestry

Unit

College of Forestry / Information Services

Location

Richardson Hall, Peavy Hall, and Oak Creel Bldg [partial]

Responsible Personnel

Kathy Howell, Jon Dolan

TRF Funding

$23,000

Summary Description

We propose to provide OSU_PUB wireless coverage to the College of Forestry (Richardson and Peavy Halls, plus a portion of the Oak Creek Building] to complement existing instructional technology in the College of Forestry, and provide full wireless coverage for all student workplaces. Proposal request funds for the purchase of wireless access points, necessary wire-plant enhancements, and installation labor costs. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 116.2

Project Title

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

Unit

College of Forestry

Location

Peavy Hall, Richardson Hall

Responsible Personnel

Kathy Howell

TRF Funding

$126,604

Summary Description

The College of Forestry operates 16 student computing labs offering 143 workstations, 9 B/W printers, 4 color printers, and assorted multimedia peripherals used by approximately 533 COF students and 600 non-COF students per year. Labs and helpdesk assistance are available 63 hours per week during the term. Funding is requested for continued lab operations, including student personnel, workstation leases, software, multimedia peripherals, and network infrastructure. COF funds the balance of the Forestry student computing budget, including full-time student computing support personnel, graduate student printing, and maintenance cost for non-leased equipment. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 133.2

Project Title

IP Videoconferencing Equipment

Unit

College of Forestry [Forestry Media Center]

Location

Peavy Hall, Richardson Hall

Responsible Personnel

Jeff Hino

TRF Funding

$9,680

Summary Description

This proposal calls for the purchase and installation of IP [Internet Protocol] videoconferencing capability in the College of Forestry: a portable system for use by classes, seminars and meetings, and a second system to be installed in the College’s Starker Continuing Education distance education and outreach facility in Richardson Hall [107]. (to Top)

College of Liberal Arts

Proposal

FY06 – 142.1

Project Title

Upgrading Psychology Student Lab

Unit

College of Liberal Arts [Psychology]

Location

Moreland Hall [130b]

Responsible Personnel

Frank Bernieri

TRF Funding

$83,142

Summary Description

The computer classroom noted has been used by several Psychology faculty members, to provide 240 students annually with experience in empirical data collection and analysis. The existing computers are eight years old, and many are no longer functional. The number of working computers is well below the number of students enrolled in the classes. We seek to replace the computers so the lab can once again be useful as an instructional tool. Some corresponding A/V equipment and additional software is requested along with a temporary GTA position to supervise the setup and initial functioning of the lab. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 159.1

Project Title

Student Video Diary Class Projects

Unit

College of Liberal Arts [Ethnic Studies]

Location

Strand Ag Hall [230B]

Responsible Personnel

Dr Jun Xing

TRF Funding

$4,000

Summary Description

The Student Video Diary Class Projects would include acquisition of a laptop computer and two wide video cameras for student use in completing their video diary class assignments for four regularly taught Ethnic Studies Courses. Ethnic Studies Department is committed to making the equipment available to all faculty and students in the department and also making it accessible to those with specific needs or physical disabilities, when necessary. (to Top)

College of Pharmacy

Proposal

FY06 – 174.1

Project Title

Laboratory Printer Upgrade

Unit

College of Pharmacy

Location

Pharmacy Building, OHSU Pharmacy Bldg.

Responsible Personnel

Gary Delander, Gary Miller

TRF Funding

$7,600

Summary Description

The College of Pharmacy has two laboratories that provide student access to computers with specialized pharmacy software. Each room is equipped with a common use, high-speed printer. Each of the printers has reached the projected lifespan of approximately six years, and is beginning to experience failures with accompanying increases in maintenance costs. This proposal requests funds to replace the two printers. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 181.1

Project Title

Video Conference

Unit

College of Pharmacy

Location

College of Pharmacy and Gains Hall [OHSU]

Responsible Personnel

Gary Delander, Gary Miller

TRF Funding

$6,000

Summary Description

We propose to ameliorate the distance between our campuses by providing opportunities for video conferencing. Student applications in the near term would concentrate on mechanisms for student meetings that involve both campuses. (to Top)

College of Science

Proposal

FY06 – 127.1

Project Title

Blade Servers or Server Farm for Geosciences E-Courses

Unit

College of Science [Geosciences]

Location

Cordley Hall and Kerr Administration

Responsible Personnel

S Mark Meyers, Dawn Wright, and A Jon Kimerling

TRF Funding

$46,793

Summary Description

We request funding through TRF grants for a Windows based server farm to provide access to GIS, remote sensing and cartography software for Extended Campus courses. Currently, Geosciences offers three Extended Campus courses requiring resource intensive software. This server configuration would be the basis for expanding services potentially to 11 more courses and could serve as a model for others at OSU. This system would provide opportunities that do not already exist, with a cost advantage to students. It would also provide an experience more similar to face-to-face laboratories and can operate within the bounds of license agreements. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 128.2

Project Title

Upgrade and Replacement of Computer Interfacing Capabilities in the 200-Level General Chemistry Courses

Unit

College of Science [Chemistry]

Location

Gilbert Addition [209]

Responsible Personnel

Margaret D Haak, Douglas Keszler

TRF Funding

$189,462

Summary Description

The computer interfacing capabilities in GbAd 209, the laboratory facility used by all 200-level general chemistry courses [CH 221-223, CH 224H – CH 226H, CH 205], need to be updated, as our oldest interfacing units are approximately 8-10 years old and they are failing, with repair no longer possible. Unfortunately SCI Technologies, the company that made the currently used interfacing units, is no longer in business; so all 60 units will need to be replaced with a new system. Over 2200 students each year enroll in the labs associated with the courses listed above. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 132.1

Project Title

Departmental Classroom Laboratories Enhancements

Unit

College of Science / Information Services [Media Services]

Location

Cordley Hall [1070] and Weniger Hall [228]

Responsible Personnel

Rick Brand, Jeff Edwards

TRF Funding

$18,600

Summary Description

This proposal requests funding to add presentation equipment to College of Science departmental laboratories in Cordley [1070] and Weniger [228] Halls. Both rooms have powerful video microscope systems, which will be integrated into the presentation system. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 139.1

Project Title

Upgrading and Replacing the Network in Gilbert Hall Addition

Unit

College of Science [Chemistry]

Location

Gilbert Hall Addition

Responsible Personnel

Christine Pastorek, Alan Richardson

TRF Funding

$90,200

Summary Description

The chemistry faculty is actively developing labs that offer students experiences and training in modern chemistry; however, the network in GBAD [ca 1992] is hampering our efforts and needs upgrading. Many machines in the basement and third floors are not even on the network, making upgrading drivers and software on PCs cumbersome at best, and leaving machines without regular security updates. In addition, the proposed network upgrade will make it easier for support staff to service and troubleshoot 165 PCs and printers in GBAD and will bring GBAD up to current OSU Campus network standards. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 143.4

Project Title

Computers for Astronomy Course Laboratory

Unit

College of Science [Physics]

Location

Weniger Hall [206]

Responsible Personnel

Henri Jansen, Matthew Price

TRF Funding

$23,021

Summary Description

Request is to fund the purchase of computers of Physics Department astronomy courses. On an annual basis, 1116 OSU students take astronomy courses to satisfy Bac Core physical science requirements. Laboratory components of these courses include weekly computer-supported exercises based on data from outdated sources. A national database, Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy [CLEA], sponsored by NSF, offers a simulated observatory, which the students could use to take their own data. Current computers are near the end of their useful life, and are incompatible with CLEA software. New computers will help to better serve students with disabilities. Classroom capacity will be increased. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 144.2

Project Title

Replacement of Obsolete Computers in Computational Physics Labs

Unit

College of Science [Physics]

Location

Weniger [412, 497]

Responsible Personnel

Rubin Landau, Viktor Podolskiy

TRF Funding

$54,532

Summary Description

The Computational Physics [CP] Labs currently house 40 Unix workstations. They are key to the BS degree program in Computational Physics, to five CP classes, and to the computational needs of all undergraduate and graduate students. These workstations, and the ones previous, were purchased with external NSF funds. About 1/3 of the computers are 4-5 years old, 340 MHz Sun Blades; and the rest are 8-10 year old HP workstations recycled from the College of Engineering. The requested funds are to purchase 40 PCs running Linux, to replace all obsolete machines. All software is either free or existing. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 149.1

Project Title

Maintenance & Operation of Weniger 22 Computer Lab/Enhanced Classroom

Unit

College of Science [Science & Math Education]

Location

Weniger Hall [222]

Responsible Personnel

Maggie Niess, Larry Flick

TRF Funding

$77,600

Summary Description

This project proposes to upgrade an existing Macintosh classroom/lab – a studio classroom/lab that provides hands-on, collaborative teaching and problem solving during classes. The lab serves as a general student access lab when classes are not in session. This classroom supports pre-service teacher preparation [undergraduate and graduate] coursework preparing them to teach with computer-based technologies, including video development. This proposal extends the lab use to support graduate level students in their research methodology courses with hands-on exploration of SPSS statistical software to aid in their understanding of quantitative research methods for investigating educational research problems. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 164.1

Project Title

Mathematics Learning Center PC Laboratory Operating Expenses

Unit

College of Science [Science & Math Education]

Location

Kidder Hall [108]

Responsible Personnel

Ralph Showalter, Dennis Garity

TRF Funding

$4,500

Summary Description

This proposal is for operating expenses for the Mathematics Learning Center computer classroom/laboratory for the 2005-06 academic year. The proposal also requests funds for a new printer in the lab. The operating funds requested are for student supervisors in the lab, for software upgrades and for equipment maintenance. Computers in the lab were upgraded in 2003. It is anticipated that a request to upgrade the computers will be made at the end of the next academic year. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 171.1

Project Title

Science Student Computing Labs

Unit

College of Science [COSINe]

Location

Gilbert Addition, ALS, Cordley, Kidder, Nash, Weniger, Wilkinson

Responsible Personnel

Tudy Seistrup

TRF Funding

$12,726

Summary Description

This project will consist of the purchase of a server that will be dedicated to student computing resources, as well as purchase enough licenses for Symantec Ghost software and Deep Freeze software for every computer in the student labs [approximately 350] of the College of Science. (to Top)

College of Veterinary Medicine

Proposal

FY06 – 178.1

Project Title

Integration of Digital Graphic Tablet & Whiteboard Technologies into Classrooms and Instructional Laboratories in the College of Veterinary Medicine for Use in the Professional Veterinary Medical Curriculum and Graduate Programs

Unit

College of Veterinary Medicine

Location

Magruder Hall, Dryden Hall

Responsible Personnel

Karyn Bird, Lorie Kennerly, Tammy Barr

TRF Funding

$26,194

Summary Description

The implementation of the new four-year professional veterinary medical program [PVM] in the College of Veterinary Medicine necessitated the construction of new classrooms and instructional laboratories that incorporate the current campus standards for instructional technology. New, emerging instructional technologies [i.e., tablet computers] are facilitating student assimilation of the massive amount of medically related information in the PVM program. The interactive digital technology represented by the Sympodium digital graphic tablet and the SMART Board 2000i interactive whiteboard will extend the interactive digital technology to all students and instructors in the PVM and graduate programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine. (to Top)

Extended Campus

Proposal

FY06 – 180.1

Project Title

Online Tutoring for Distance Students – Pilot Study

Unit

OSU Extended Campus

Location

Valley Library

Responsible Personnel

Paula Minear, Gayle Logue

TRF Funding

$9,855

Summary Description

In accordance with the TRF Committee’s recommendation, Extended Campus would like to conduct a pilot project to provide online tutoring to our distant (online) student population. Online students have expressed a need for alternative tutoring options, since face-to-face tutoring is not easily available for them due to their off-site locations (all 50 states and 14 foreign countries). We have researched the potential online tutoring providers, and have determined the best choice for online tutoring is Smarthinking, a tutoring service provider to over 300 institutions of higher learning. (to Top)

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Proposal

FY06 – 155.1

Project Title

HMSC Enhanced Classroom Project

Unit

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Location

OSU/HMSC – Newport, Oregon

Responsible Personnel

Dr George Boehlert, Dann Cutter

TRF Funding

$10,000

Summary Description

The HMSC has embarked on a strategic plan to create more education opportunities on the coast for OSU students. As such, we have recently added a new term of coursework. However, as meeting rooms are turning into classrooms, and the technological needs are growing, we need to streamline the ability for instructors and students to give presentations easily in our classrooms. HMSC is asking for $10,000 from the TRF fund to create an enhanced classroom in the Guin Library Seminar Room, as designated by OSU Media Services. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 156.1

Project Title

HMSC Student Technology Enhancements

Unit

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Location

OSU/HMSC – Newport, Oregon

Responsible Personnel

Dr George Boehlert, Dann Cutter

TRF Funding

$9,950

Summary Description

HMSC has a growing population of students who have come to rely on certain technological resources to complete their coursework and create professional output. As such, the instructors and students at HMSC are requesting $9,950 for a digital Whiteboard, and a digital imaging system for a microscope, so that their coursework can continue to maintain the quality expected from today’s professionals. (to Top)

Honors College

Proposal

FY06 – 167.2

Project Title

Students Learning Underground [SLUG] Update

Unit

Honors College

Location

Strand Ag Hall [Basement]

Responsible Personnel

Jon Hendricks, William Bogley

TRF Funding

$21,275

Summary Description

The University Honors College Learning Center had a brief existence on paper. It opened in the basement of Strand Hall shortly after the inauguration of the UHC in 1995, and students immediately rechristened the TRF-funded facility as the SLUG, for "Students Learning Underground." The SLUG is not only a computer lab for Honors students; it serves as the student-centered headquarters and study-center fort the 500+ students participating in Honors. In response to increasing demand for technology capacity, we propose to update both hardware and software on the fifteen desktop computers in the SLUG. (to Top)

Student Affairs

Proposal

FY06 – 136.1

Project Title

Team Liberation Training & Presentation Equipment

Unit

Dean of Students [Student Life]

Location

Poling Hall [119]

Responsible Personnel

Jackie Balzer, Angela Davis, Roni Sue, Debby Widony

TRF Funding

$8,000

Summary Description

The Team Liberation equipment package would include three personal computers, a laptop computer, and a digital projector. All of the equipment will be used by the student Process Coordinator, student facilitators, and graduate practicum students, to design, present and assess co-curricular workshops and training programs to campus organizations and departments. Team Liberation is committed to making the equipment accessible to those with specific needs or physical disabilities. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 166.1

Project Title

Maintenance of and Consultant Assistance in the EOP Computer Lab and Learning Center

Unit

Student Affairs [Educational Opportunities Program]

Location

Waldo Hall

Responsible Personnel

Margaret Fox, Urmila Mali, Janet Nishihara, Larry Griggs

TRF Funding

$25,423

Summary Description

The Educational Opportunities program requests funding to continue to offer access to up-to-date equipment and services previously funded by 1999 and 2000 TRF awards, and updated by 2001, 2002, and 2004 TRF awards. We attempt to maintain an up-to-date lab and equipment for loan, and to provide one-on-one assistance. Granting our TRF funding request would allow us to continue to offer these services. (to Top)

Proposal

FY06 – 170.1

Project Title

Wireless Coverage for Snell Hall – Student Involvement/ASOSU Student Center

Unit

Information Services/Student Involvement/ASOSU

Location

Snell Hall

Responsible Personnel

Jon Dolan, Dena Lawrence, Dan McCarthy

TRF Funding

$3,200

Summary Description

The project is to provide wireless coverage in parts of Snell Hall to provide service for student activities. There have been numerous requests for coverage, but lack of funding has been the limiting factor. This project will consist of purchasing wireless access points, plus some expenditure for wire-plant enhancements, as well as for the labor needed to install. (to Top)

 

[Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2005]