To: Members of the Classroom Facilities Review Committee
From: Al Filreis
At the end of our last meeting Ben Goldstein raised
a series of
he hoped we would consider during our discussions this year. These are in
fact many of the same questions we have been asking for quite some time. I
deem it very important that we begin systematically to answer them as best
Several of these question are answerable now. But simply answering them
would be a good exercise for the committee, since we all need to be
informed about this process.
- 1. What is the full (including hidden) costs of putting technology in
2. What is the level and rate of actual use of the technology in classrooms?
- 3. What systems are set up to provide support for faculty willing to use
- 4. What standards for technology are being used? (Do we need standards?)
- 5. What are the standards for the design of installed technology?
- 6. What is the degree of "robustness" of the technology we're installing?
- 7. What sort of support for classroom technology are we providing/are we
prepared to provide after hours and on weekends? Even if we want to provide
such, can we do it? ("We" being Penn School and/or central computing
- 8. Who pays for upgrades/changes in technology in university classrooms?
How can the committee exercise muscle for prompt completion of projects?