CIT, February 2, 1999

Present at the meeting: Channing, Cottrell, Escott, Evans, Matthews, Titus, Warren, Wicker.

Ching-Wan Yip and Yue-Ling Wong, ACSs in physics and chemistry respectively, gave a presentation on the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) which they recently founded.

ATG evaluates emerging technologies and collaborates with faculty on the development of instructional projects. An example is IMEJ, an on-line journal based at WFU. ATG's office is located in Reynolda room 225; their web site is at www.wfu.edu/atg. ATG seminars for this semester include discussion of Acrobat and on-line instructional exercises in collaboration with CELI. New hardware and software that may have an impact on WFU computing in the future were summarized.

The committee voted to support Windows 98 and Office 97 as the OS for next year's standard load.

At the end of a brief discussion concerning computers for graduate students who are TAs or who attend classes taught with laptops, the committee agreed to invite Dean Melson and Jay Dominick to make a presentation on March 2 about options for next year and for the more distant future.

The next CIT meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at 3PM.

Harry Titus