Fiscal Year 1998-1999 Recommendations
STUDENT LIFE AND LEARNING CATEGORY
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 1 - Replace low-end 486 computers with pentium computers in the Business 203 Student Lab. These computers are over five years old and have very limited memory capacity. These computers are used by almost all College of Business students. These computers will not run the newest releases of software that is being taught.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 2 - Equip a large computerized classroom in the College of Education. The College of Education is in need of a large classroom that is equipped with a built in projection system capable of projecting both computer and video presentations. This room will have Internet connectivity. This room will serve each department in the College of Education for large class presentations, special events and the masters projects.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 3 - Student workers in the College of Education Computer Lab, BE218. The educational technology lab in the College of Education will be able to be open an additional 20 hours each semester. This is the primary Mac lab on campus.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 4 - Purchase a computerized instructional workstation/video projection system for the College of Business. Students that are enrolled in MADM150, ECON260, MADM350, and at least two marketing classes (Approximately 400 students per semester) would benefit from the improved class experience. Active classroom demonstrations would be improved.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 5 - Purchase a computerized instructional workstation/video projection system for the Department of Psychology. Students would be able to use this system to develop and present class projects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 6 - Student lab workers in the College of Business computer labs. Lab workers are trained to assist students with basic usage in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, Windows95, PowerPoint and SPSS.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 7 - Purchase a computerized instructional workstation/video projection system for criminal justice. Research methodology and statistical data analysis involved in upper division criminal justice course work require visual presentation and manipulation of data for a better understanding of the material. Students benefitting from this advanced presentation method will be provided visual displays of processes and results available before only in a static form.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 8 - Support for a master classroom in the College of Liberal Arts. A master classroom is a combination of multiple presentation technologies with careful classroom design to produce the optimal learning environment. Research into master classrooms established at other universities indicates that the most common features include classroom Internet access, powerpoint, video and slide capabilities, and a desktop projection unit all in the same classroom, "in place" and ready for use by multiple instructors in successive classes. The addition of a multiplicity of presentation technologies represents a tremendous leap in the kinds of information presented to students, and the variety of the presentation methodology presents an equally important advantage.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 9 - Upgrade hardware and software in the Educational Technology Lab, BE218. The Educational Technology Lab has many old hardware and outdated software packages. Students who take classes in this lab often work on multimedia projects which require large amounts of data storage. Each year fewer and fewer of the new programs that are purchased will work on these machines.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 10 - Purchase a FTIR spectrometer for Department of Chemistry. Infrared spectroscopy is an instrumental method widely used in industrial and academic science laboratories in order to aid in the identification and analyses of organic compounds, mixtures of these, and other materials. There is an emerging trend to introduce hands-on IR spectroscopy into first-year laboratory courses. This will provide students hands-on opportunities to obtain spectra of some real-world examples of chemical materials.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 11 - Purchase two zip drives for the Business 217 lab. This would assist all students in the multimedia and marketing classes in the making of multimedia presentations.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 12 - Purchase thirty licenses of Microsoft Office 97 for Computer Science Lab. In Fall of 1997, the Computer Science Department began offering computer courses in a large teaching lab. These licenses allow the lab to offer more courses in this lab.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 13 - Upgrade workstation& server in the College of Business Multimedia Lab, BE217. This increase in memory and hard drive space will benefit the students who are in the multimedia class who need to capture video. It will also allow for file transfer.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 14 - Purchase hardware and software sensors for College of Education. This will allow students who will be in the elementary science classroom to actually do science instead of reading out science.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 15 - Provide student workers in the new mass communication lab. This will provide additional lab hours in the afternoons for the new mass communication lab.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 16 - Purchase equipment for the Department of Psychology and the Testing and Evaluation Clinic. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be allowed to observe the process of psychological evaluation and treatment with this equipment. It will allow graduate students to tape their efforts for evaluation and feedback by the Psychology Department professors.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 17 - Provide student workers in the math lab. This will allow the math lab to stay open extended hours. This lab is used to do classwork assignments in most lower level math courses. It is also used for tutorial assistance in Math 007.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 18 - Purchase/install category 5 cabling and electrical wiring in Business Lab, BE203. This cabling with make this lab network and Internet accessible.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 19 - Upgrade Science Lecture Auditorium presentation system. The Science Lecture Auditorium Presentation System, funded by the first cycle of tech fee funds, has been implemented. This additional equipment will provide the capability for enhanced presentations for students.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 20 - Purchase a laser printer and scanner for BioNET. This will complete the Department of Biological Sciences Intranet.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 21 - Purchase electrical wiring for Computer Graphics Laboratory Enhancement Lab in Department of Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Humanities. The Department of Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Humanities received $121,582 in BORSF funding for equipment. This will provide the wiring necessary to make this lab a reality.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 22 - Purchase a color inkjet printer for the BE217 lab. This is both a teaching lab and an open lab for students to complete homework. Student do not have access to a color printer anywhere in the College of Business.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 23 - Purchase a scanner for the BE201 lab. This is both a teaching lab and an open lab for students to complete homework from a variety of classes. Most of the students are Business students, but all majors and colleges can also use this lab. This scanner would assist students in preparing PowerPoint presentations and in scanning images for a variety of classes.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 24 - Purchase additions to the Mass Communication Computer Lab. These additions will allow this new lab to be fully utilized. Students will be able to see the programs and software packages as they execute.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 25 - Purchase a visual presenter system for Computer Science Teaching Lab BE111. The visual presenter will allow the projection display of an actual 2 or 3-dimensional object, including objects that move, instead of only transparencies. It will allow the classroom presentation to be state-of-the-art.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 26 - Student wages for the Computer Science Multimedia/Internet Lab. These funds will allow this lab to remain open longer hours to serve the students.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 27 - Purchase a visual presenter for the Computer Science Multimedia/Internet Lab BE112. This will add significant capabilities for presentation that are not already available in this lab, and will complement the capabilities of computer displays.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 28 - Purchase a lapel microphone to be used with a camcorder in the College of Business Multimedia Lab BE217. The microphone will be used to record speech onto the video presentations that students will be creating.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 29 - Purchase five additional multimedia computers in the College of Business Multimedia Lab BE217. This will allow the multimedia lab to accommodate a larger class size.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 30 - Purchase additional IntranetWare licences for the Math Lab. This will allow additional students to access the Math server to provide full algebra tutorial functionality to all computers in the lab.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 31 - Purchase pipets for Chemistry Lab. This devices will allow more accurate measurement of volumes in the chemistry laboratory.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 32 - Purchase video disc and CD-ROM software for the Chemistry Department. This will use video disc and CD-ROM computer software to enhance freshmen level chemistry classes. This will replace manual chemistry demonstrations and add chemical processes that are too dangerous to bring into the classroom.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 33 - Purchase a digital camera in the College of Business Multimedia Lab BE217. Student will be able to use the device to create their multimedia presentations.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 34 - Purchase three electronic balances for Chemistry Lab. These three balances will replace older mechanical analytical balances that are no longer manufactured and cannot be repaired.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 35 - Purchase software for the College of Business. This will help to purchase needed software to be used in labs for students.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 36 - Purchase software for the College of Liberal Arts. This will help to purchase needed software to be used in labs for students.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 37 - Purchase computer memory upgrades for the GIS Lab. This will enable these computers to more fully run the demanding graphic intensive programs used in this lab.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 38 - Purchase a binding machine to be used jointly by the Colleges of Business and Education. This will be available for students to compile their presentations for the classroom.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 39 - Purchase computer equipment for the SC335 lecture room. This is the largest lecture room in the Science Building. This equipment will allow this room to be utilized with state-of-the-art technology.
CAMPUS-WIDE LAB CATEGORY
The campus-wide lab is the central academic computing facility that remains open for extended hours seven days a week to serve students. The services provided by the campus-wide lab include, but are not limited to, the computer hardware/software needed for completion of course work in various disciplines; tutorial assistance in English, Mathematics, and Reading; and Internet access for research. This facility serves primarily as a hub for students' academic/technical support services, and secondarily as a tool for the university's long-term recruitment and retention goals. Computing Services is responsible for the hardware/software maintenance, networking and technical staffing functions of the campus-wide lab. Academic Affairs is responsible for the tutoring functions of the campus-wide lab. Cost for 1998-99 is approximately $64,500. This cost includes $25,000 plus $5,500 related benefits annually for a full-time lab manger; $24,000 annually for student workers; $3,000 annually for supplies; and $7,000 annually for hardware/software maintenance.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 1 - Connect the student email server, Web server, Internet server, and router to the new collapsed backbone. This will allow all students on campus access to Internet services through the new 100 megabits per second (MPS) Fast-Ethernet network.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 2 - Begin migration of the Business Education Building to the new collapsed backbone. This migration will wire and connect this building to the new 100 MPS Fast-Ethernet network. This will provide state-of the-art access to the campus network and to the Internet from this building.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 3 - Recurring cost for new collapsed backbone. The new collapsed backbone which was funded through technology fee funds last fiscal year is now in place. The total maintenance cost for fiscal 1999 is $15,000. Only a portion of the maintenance is being requested from technology fee funds.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 4 - Recurring cost for a network administrator. In order for LSUS to provide network capability to students, it is imperative that the network administrator be retained to fully implement and maintain the campus network. All students will benefit from the implementation of this proposal. This technology will improve student life and learning by allowing student access to the Internet as well and to faculty and other students. All courses and services will directly benefit from the implementation of this proposal.
Cost: $36,000 plus $7,200 related benefits.
RECOMMENDATION NUMBER 5 - Recurring cost for a user services analyst. The person in this position maintains the computers to be used by students on campus. They install hardware/software on new or existing student computers. All students will benefit from the implementation of this proposal. This technology will improve student life and learning by allowing student access to new and existing computers on campus and will ensure that computers are functional and ready to use.
Cost: $30,000 plus $6,000 related benefits.