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  1. 1. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] College of Natural and Applied Sciences Technology Plan Patricia L. Green East Stroudsburg University MCOM 526: Organization and Administration of Instructional Technology Instructor: Melissa Whitman May 02, 2011 1
  2. 2. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Table of ContentsPhase 1: Prepare to Plan ............................................................................................... 1-2 1.1 School District and Community Demographics .................................................................... 1 1.2 Plan Process Overview and Stakeholders ............................................................................... 1 1.3 Technology and Education Reform......................................................................................... 2Phase 2: Build Communications ................................................................................... 3-5 2.1 Mission and Vision Statements .............................................................................................. 2 2.2 Ongoing Community Communication .................................................................................... 2 2.3 Partners and Community Linkages ......................................................................................... 4Phase 3: Access Current Status .................................................................................... 6-9 3.1 Success of Previous Plan ........................................................................................................ 6 3.2 Curriculum and Student Achievement ................................................................................... 6 3.3 Students and Staff Technology Skills, Knowledge and Usage ................................................ 6 3.4 Technology Inventory ............................................................................................................ 7 3.5 Facilities.................................................................................................................................. 7 3.6 College Infrastructure and Design.......................................................................................... 8 3.7 Technology Support Services ................................................................................................. 8 3.8 Staff Development ................................................................................................................. 8 3.9 Current Technology Budget Analysis ..................................................................................... 8Phase 4 and 5: Identify Strategic Goals & Objectives & Create Action Steps .... 10-14 4.1 Curriculum and Learning ...................................................................................................... 10 4.2 Administration and Management ........................................................................................ 11 4.3 Communication and Information Access ............................................................................. 13Phase 6: (Omitted)Phase 7: Fiscal Analysis and Budget ........................................................................ 15-17 7.1 Technology Inventory .......................................................................................................... 15Phase 8: Plan Review and Evaluation ............................................................................18 8.1 Plan Monitoring Strategies .................................................................................................. 18 8.2 Evaluation Strategies............................................................................................................ 18 2
  3. 3. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Phase 1 - Prepare to Plan1.1 SCHOOL DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY DEMOGRAPHICS Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is internationally recognized as one of Jamaica’sscholastic universities and one of the best in the Caribbean that offers quality Christ-centerededucation. NCU was founded in 1919 and is privately owned and operated by the Jamaica UnionConference (JAMU) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission (ACUM) of Seventh-dayAdventists. The University offers a diverse educational content and houses both local andinternational students who enroll in undergraduate or post-graduate programs in the sciences,religion, business and education. NCU’s main campus is located in Mandeville and 2 otherextension campuses located in the parishes of St. Ann and Montego Bay; the total studentpopulation is approximately 4500. The University’s main campus is built on 200 acres property and located in the coolbeautiful parish of Mandeville. NCU is 2 miles south of Mandeville town, which housesnumerous commercial entities, attractions and historical sites. Mandeville town stands at analtitude of 628m towering over the Don Figuerero Mountains therefore regarded as the coolesttown in Jamaica. The uniqueness of the tropical paradise is even more historic as it is the onlycapital city in Jamaica that is not near the seacoast or any major river. The town comprises ofmany intellectuals and returning residents from America and England. Its growth was spurred bythe establishing of an alumina mining company, Alcan Bauxite in partnership with the Jamaicangovernment in 1957. Many of the oldest businesses within the Caribbean were started in thistown. The Manchester Golf Club of 1868 was the Caribbean’s first golf course; one of the firsthotels in the Caribbean, the Mandeville Hotel, began there in 1875; and the oldest parish library,which is also the first free library, was established in Mandeville in 1938. Currently, Mandevillehouses 7 major banks, 3 of the country’s prestige high schools, 2 major conference hotels, 2mining industries along with numbers other business places and attractions for locals. NCU is comprised of seven Colleges/Schools all offering an array of programs, that aidin students’ noble academic development. One of the colleges/school is the College of Naturaland Applied Science that operates under the directions of Dr. Paul Gyles, Dean. His academicachievements and expertise allows him to pilot the College in a successful manner whilemanaging 3 departments. The College is responsible for Biology and Chemistry, InformationScience and Mathematics and Engineering departments. The College strives for technologicalefficiency, as each member is required to be proficient in various software programs, in order tomeet the demands of the scientific world. Technology has a great impact on the progression ofscience because the advancement in various scientific areas depends greatly on the use of varioushardware and software programs.1.2 PLAN PROCESS OVERVIEW AND STAKEHOLDERSAdministration & Management:  Dr. Herbert Thompson, President, NCU  Dr. Beverly Cameron, Vice-President Academic Affairs, NCU 3
  4. 4. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN]  Dr. Gloria Roberts, Vice-President Student Development, NCU  Dr. Paul Gyles, College Dean, Natural and Applied SciencesCommunications:  Mrs. IE Yvonne Bignall, Vice-president University Relations, NCU  Mr. Michael Lee Chin, Executive Director, National Commercial Bank of JamaicaCurriculum and Instruction:  Dr. Vincent Wright, Chair, Department of Biology and Chemistry  Dr. Andel Bailey, Chair, Department of Mathematics & Engineering  Mr. Kenrie Hylton, Chair, Department of Information ScienceHardware & Infrastructure:  Mr. Niccardo Rhoden, Director, Information Technology  Mr. Damion Mitchell, Web Developer, Imagine Cup  Mr. Wayne Francis, System Analysis, NCU  Mr. Patrick Dallas, Networking, Dalla$$ Communication1.3 TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION REFORM  To provide diverse and well-rounded education through the use of advanced technological devices.  To become familiar with the operations of various and current technological devices.  To foster a learning environment that is competitive by meeting both local and international standards granting to our students recognition. 4
  5. 5. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Phase 2 - Build Communications2.1 MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTSMission Statement:The College of Natural and Applied Sciences has as its mission to provide quality andcompetitive scientific learning experiences for our students through providing them withimmaculate education delivered by competent and well educated instructors to bring aboutpositive societal role models.Vision Statement:To be the College that fully understands and satisfies our students and reflect it through offeringcourse requirements and programs that is customized to their desires and needs.2.2 ONGOING COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION Message: Emergency Alerts Audience: Faculties, Staffs and Students Methods: Website, SMS and Broadcast via Radio announcement Resources: Information Technology Department is responsible for broadcasting this message. Timeline: Whenever there is an emergency Evaluation: Student and Staff Surveys Message: School Closing and Major Events Audience: Students, Community and Parents Methods: Website, Print notices, email Resources: University Records is responsible for broadcasting this message. Timeline: Holidays and end of semester sessions Evaluation: Student surveys Message: Registration Dates, Graduation, Add and Drop Process Audience: Students and Faculties Methods: Website, Print notices Resources: University Records is responsible for broadcasting this message. Timeline: Beginning and end of each semester Evaluation: Student and Faculties Message: Training and Development Workshops Audience: Faculties and Administration Methods: Email 5
  6. 6. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Resources: Information Technology Department is responsible for broadcasting this message. Timeline: Ongoing quarterly communication Evaluation: Faculties and Administration Surveys2.3 PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY LINKAGESA. Public Libraries Jamaica Library Service  Contact Name: Mr. Paul Lalor  Contact Phone: 1-876-926-3310  Description of Potential Partnership: aid in providing access to valuable technological materials to staff and students  Possible Benefits to School: Providing current data for futuristic researches  Possible Benefits to Group or Organization: Ongoing access to current technological resources  Potential Contribution to Department Technology Planning Effort: Offer top class resources to staff and studentsB. Higher Education University of Technology  Contact Name: Dr. Errol Morrison  Contact Phone: 1-876-927-1680  Description of Potential Partnership: Provide academic advancement in diverse areas for our staff  Possible Benefits to Department: Provide an opportunity for technological advancement  Possible Benefits to Group or Organization: Advancement in Educational opportunities  Potential Contribution to Department Technology Planning Effort: Opens an opportunity to integrate different perspectives of learning therefore, bringing about diverse advancement in the technological industryC. Businesses Microsoft Jamaica  Contact Name: Joseph McKinson, Country Manager  Contact Phone: 1-866-530-6364  Description of Potential Partnership: Provide a variety of resources that will aid in development to our staff and students  Possible Benefits to Department: Supply sophisticated programs and technological advices to the staff and students  Possible Benefits to Group or Organization: provide training at the proficient level for staff 6
  7. 7. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN]  Potential Contribution to Department Technology Planning Effort: Assist with integrating technology within the learning curriculumD. Community Organizations Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew  Contact Name: Clement Forrester  Contact Email: pr.kcna@gmail.com  Description of Potential Partnership: Supply valuable resources for staff and students  Possible Benefits to Department: Collaborative effort in gathering information regarding emerging technological devices and software  Possible Benefits to Group or Organization: Assist with research and gathering valuable data  Potential Contribution to Department Technology Planning Effort: Sharing ideas and findings in relation to valuable developmental information 7
  8. 8. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Phase 3 - Assess Current Status3.1 SUCCESS OF PREVIOUS PLANN/A3.2 CURRICULUM AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT The changes in technology are evident throughout the University’s recent achievementwithin the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. The College has gained recognition bothnationally and internationally, through its departments’ constant success. The Biology & Chemistry and Mathematics & Engineering departments, through variousground breaking researches, have partnered with numerous organizations in Jamaica to assistwith gathering and analyzing pertinent data which will be used in developing medicinal products,natural remedies, scientific advancements, engineering projects and mathematical programs. Thefaculties, staffs and students involvement in these researches has lead to tremendousdevelopment in various activities to enhance the learning process of various high school studentsin the country. The departments conduct various on-campus programs on an annual basis andinvite high schools nation-wide to share trends in the science fields and new knowledge. TheMathematics & Engineering department is known for the Annual Mathematics quiz that aids inpreparing high school students for external examinations. One of the biggest recognition of the university and the college, both nationally andinternationally, was brought through the constant success of the Microsoft Imagine Cup team.Their constant outstanding performance in the various categories of the competition hasincreased the demands for the University and the Information Science department. It is instilledin all employees and students that failure is not an option. Students are guided to succeed beyondtheir imagination. Participation in this competition has given the students the experience oftravelling to various countries such as: Poland, South Korea, Japan, Egypt, France, India,Mexico, Africa or any of the unimagined places they find themselves enjoying success. Thesuccess of the students has placed a high demand on the college that must be met. Studentsrequire advance technological programs to assist them with functioning in a competitive manner.3.3 STUDENT AND STAFF TECHNOLOGY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND USAGE The College of Natural and Applied Sciences including the departments consist ofapproximately 85 employees categorized Dean, Chairpersons, Lecturers, Lab Technicians andSecretaries. All employees are expected to possess basic technological skills however, inanalyzing members from each department, the employees ranged higher on the proficient level.Employees are required to know and understand the basic functions of the computer, how itoperates and various software programs. They must be able to use Microsoft Office Suite to aidwith preparing documents and presentations, the internet and software programs that are usedwithin each department major. 8
  9. 9. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] However, employees within the Information Science department ranged in the Expertlevel. They are more advanced at technology and are required to use more complicated programsand maintain the ethical laws governing technology.3.4 TECHNOLOGY INVENTORYThe College of Natural and Applied Sciences has a total of 433 computers, used by Faculties,Staffs and Students. Each computer is equipped with various programs to assist users withcompleting assigned tasks. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, C++, Corel Draw aresome of the programs that are on each computer. The departments customize the computers withother programs that are related to the specialized area. Computers are updated and maintained ona regular basis and only serve for five (5) years before being remodeled and donated to theassociated high school (Victor Dixon High) or the Preparatory School (West Indies Prep).Departments # of Category Age of Type of Computer Computers ComputerCollege of Natural 3 Administrative 2-3Yrs HPand Applied SciencesBiology and 55 Instructional and 3-5 Yrs HP and DellChemistry AdministrativeMathematics and 25 Instructional and 2-3 Yrs DellEngineering AdministrativeInformation Science 350 Instructional and 1-3Yrs HP, Dell and Administrative Gateway3.5 FACILITIES Each department within the College of Natural and Applied Sciences has an individualcomputer lab specially designed with programs for students who are majoring in that particulardepartment. The College has a mini computer lab that faculty members, staffs and students of all3 departments use. The College has increased in enrollment hence; there are discussions betweenthe Dean, chairpersons and the Academic Vice-president to expand the College computer lab toaccommodate the increase. The College has 2 lecture labs that are fully equipped withmultimedia projectors, smart boards, computers, microphones, speakers and other technologicalequipment used for presentations. The College is expected to maintain the security regulations that govern the University.Each faculty and staff member is required to close all their designated areas before leaving formeetings, classes or home. Theft of any technological equipment affects the College’s budgetwhich has a negative effect on the faculty and staff members in getting funding for variousactivities or events. Therefore, the main entrance to each department is secured with an outsidealarm system and the perimeters are regularly checked by the campus security guards. If anoffice door is found open, a security guard is required to watch that area for the night and then a 9
  10. 10. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN]written report is made addressed to the occupant of the office, Department Chair, College Deanand the Academic Vice-president. The department is also fined for this act.3.6 COLLEGE INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN AND DESIGN The university’s building LAN was built with hardware such as Ethernet cables, networkadapters and hubs. Using RJ-45 cables, computers, printers and all other network devices areconnected to each other through the Extended Star Topology. The network topology has 2repeaters between the central node and the peripheral. The repeaters are located at differentnetworking closets on the campus and are used to extend the maximum transmission distance ofthe point-to-point links between the central node and the peripheral nodes. All the informationcomes back to the main office that takes care of the internet routing and firewall. Files are storedto a server; print server manages all the printers on campus and the domain server manages login and allocates internet resources. Access to the internet is through a core firewall that allowsexternal connection but restricts unwanted access to the server.3.7 TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES The University’s Information Technology (IT) department is responsible for maintainingthe technological devices on campus. The IT department is contacted if there are any problemsrelating to telephones, fax machines, computers, printers and copiers by filling out a work orderform. They make contact with any outside vendor if required to fix the problem. The universityemploys a network administrator who works primarily with hardware, software andinfrastructure installation and maintenance.3.8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT Various workshops and training seminars are conducted on a quarterly period by theHuman Resources department for faculty and staff training. These trainings are conducted tokeep employees current with new development, information, policies that govern theorganization of the university and serves as a reminder for various issues relating to their field.Trainings and workshops relating to new technology, software and advancement are conductedby personnel within the Information Technology department. Depending on the nature of theworkshop and what is being discussed, outside representatives from different technologydepartments are invited to conduct training and development workshops such as: a Microsoftrepresentative.3.9 CURRENT TECHNOLOGY BUDGET ANALYSIS The technology budget is funded through the 7% money allotted to the college by eachdepartment and 19% funding from the institution. Approximately 6% of the college’s budget isallotted to the technology plan. The budget’s actual figures are recorded in Jamaican dollars;however, the figures are converted to U.S. dollars for the purpose of this project. 10
  11. 11. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] College of Department of Department of Department of Total Natural and Information Mathematics Biology and (U.S. $) Applied Sciences Science and Engineering ChemistryHardware $3,500.00 $40,000.00 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 $88,500.00Software $1,000.00 $25,000.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $56,000.00Infrastructure $1,000.00 $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $7000.00 $23,000.00Faculty and Staff $1,000.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $5,500.00DevelopmentSupport Services $5,000.00 $20,000.00 $10,000.00 $12,000.00 $47,000.00Miscellaneous $1,000.00 $12,000.00 $5,000.00 $10,000.00 $28,000.00Total (depts.) $12,500.00 $110,000.00 $56,500.00 $70,500.00TOTAL (Coll.) $248,000.00 11
  12. 12. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Phase 4&5 - Identify Strategic Goals & Objectives and Create Action Steps for Objectives4.1 CURRICULUM AND LEARNINGGoal 1. College of Natural and Applied Sciences main goal is to develop a technological-based curriculum that incorporates the advance usage and knowledge of various technological devices and programs.Objective a. The College will increase technological advancement of knowledge and programs by equipping the laboratories with current devices and information within the next six months.Activities i. A listing of all the required current devices will be made by the College and Academic Dean. ii. Prices of the approved devices will be researched by the College Secretary. iii. The devices will be purchased from the suppliers. iv. Upon arrival, the devices will be checked off and installed by the members of the IT department. v. The IT department’s Director and the Computer Science department chair will conduct a seminar for faculty, staff and students on how to use the devices.Objective b. All students will be required to utilize the technological knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program.Activities i. Students will be informed of various dates and times of the training sessions. ii. Student will receive training on how to use the new technological devices purchased.Objective c. The College will expand the size of its computer laboratory by the end of this year.Activities i. A meeting will be held the University’s Building committee to design a plan for expanding the computer laboratory ii. The approved plan will be presented to the University Board members and then to the Parish Council for final approval. iii. An estimate will be required from the building constructor. 12
  13. 13. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] iv. All the items needed for the expansion will be purchased in order to commence the project.Goal 2. It is the goal of the College to constantly improve the technological skills of teachers to maintain a competitive advantage in the scientific field.Objectives d. Lecturers will be expected to participate in at least 3 out of 4 skill development workshops to aid in competent usage of various technological devices.Activities i. An advertisement for each skill development workshops will be emailed to all lecturers. ii. Available dates and times of attendance must be submitted to the College 2 weeks before the start of the skill development workshop.Objective e. Lecturers will be required to incorporate the knowledge gained and skills learnt while lecturing.Activities i. Lecturers will design lessons that support suitable technological devices. ii. Lecturers will assign homework to students that require them to use various technological devices and programs.Objective f. All lecturers within the College will increase their use of the computer, programs and devices by 50%.Activities i. Lecturers will participate in various workshops which will assist them in how to effectively use various technological devices and programs in teaching and communicating. ii. Technology must be integrated in teaching and communication.4.2 ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENTGoal 1. The goal of the College’s Administration and Management team is to improve the faculties and staffs’ knowledge and capabilities to function efficiently using various technological devices and programs.Objective a. The College’s Administration and Management will participate in the annual training seminar held by the IT department. 13
  14. 14. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN]Activity i. An advertisement for the annual training seminar will be emailed to all administration and management personnel.Objective b. Administration and Management will increase the use of technology by 20% during Fall 2011 semester.Activity i. Use more technology in communication and research.Objective c. Technology will be used to improve the quality of services offered by the College.Activities i. Technological devices and programs will be upgraded in order to offer faster and efficient service. ii. A computer work station will be installed in the office to assist students with registration and course selection.Goal 2. To improve the services offered within the College to achieve high customer satisfaction at all times.Objective d. Administration and Management will use technology to provide a faster service to the students through online access of students’ accounts.Activity i. Upgrade the computer registration system to offer a faster serviceObjective e. The College will increase customer service by updating the network infrastructure to provide faster internet connection.Activities i. A work order will be submitted to the IT department ii. Routers and switches will be purchased iii. IT personnel will upgrade the network infrastructureObjective f. Technology will be used to develop a simple but secure database so that Administration and Management can access students’ files easily.Activities i. The recommended database system will be purchased 14
  15. 15. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] ii. The system will be installed by the IT department personnel iii. Students will be required to test the system and provide feedback on how it operates iv. Constant upgrade and testing will be done to ensure efficient service4.3 COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACCESSGoal 1. The goal of the College is to enhance communication and access to information.Objectives a. The College will continuously update computer programs.Activity i. The IT department will upgrade the computer systems on a regular basis.Objective b. The College will enable the use of various programs such as: skype, facebook, dropbox on the computers to ensure easy and fast communication between faculty, staff and students.Activity i. IT personnel will remove the restriction of the usage of skype, facebook and dropbox on the computers. ii. Lecturers will encourage students to use the social networks: skype, facebook and dropbox to maintain communication regarding course work.Objective c. The College will ensure that wireless access points are constantly working to ensure easy and fast access to information.Activity i. Wireless connection will be checked regularly to ensure that they are working.Goal 2. The College will use technology to improve the access to pertinent information.Objective d. Through the aid of the IT department, the College will upgrade the wireless routers to ensure fast, easy and safe internet connection.Activity i. Wireless connection will be checked regularly to ensure that they are working. ii. Wireless routers will be purchased, if needed. 15
  16. 16. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN]Objective e. The College will design a user friendly website that provides access to pertinent data for students.Activities i. Administration and Management personnel of the College will research the information for the website. ii. The information and design will be sent to the IT Department. iii. Quality assurance will be done on a small population of the students. iv. IT personnel will design the website and make it available to the students.Objective f. The IT department will assist the College with designing a system that will allow students to access vital information regarding final examination schedule, class schedule, course offerings etc using their smartphones.Activities i. IT personnel will purchase a QR code that allows students access to final examination schedule, class schedule and course offerings. ii. Administrative and management personnel will be required to test the code before it is publicized. iii. Instructions will be posted on the website to provide directions for downloading the QR code. iv. Printed information with the code will be made available to the students in each department. 16
  17. 17. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Phase 7 - Fiscal Analysis and Budget 7.1 THREE-YEAR BUDGETItem Description Price Vender Quantity Total Year Total Year Total Year PEPPM 1 2 3 Curriculum and LearningTechnology:Apple Apple iMac Intel $1199.99 Best Buy 20 $23,999.80 Core™ i3Desktops Processor 21.5" Display 4GB Memory 500GB Hard DriveWindows HP Pavilion $649.00 WalMart 40 $25,960.00 p6733w-bDesktops Desktop PC 23" Monitor, AMD Phenom II X2 511 Dual-Core ProcessorPrinters HP / Hewlett- $1850.00 B&H 3 $5,550.00 Packard CC519A LaserJet CM3530 Color Multifunction Laser PrinterSmart Pen Livescribe - $99.99 Best Buy 60 $5,999.40 Pulse Smartpen (2GB)Kindles Wi-Fi, Graphite, $139.00 Amazon 50 $6,950.00 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl TechnologyWireless AKG $449.00 B&H 2 $898.00 WMS 450Microphones Headset - Wireless Microphone SystemWireless Bretford $1,524.50 B&H 3 $4,573.50 Laptop/NotebookLaptop Carts Computer Cart (42.5 x 24.0 x 43.8") Outlet Electrical Units for Storing/Charging 17
  18. 18. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] up to 24 ComputersSpeaker Audio Unlimited $199.99 Target 2 $399.98 PremiumSystem 900MHz Wireless Indoor/OutdoorInteractive Buhl Projectors $1,138.95 B&H 2 $2,277.90 LyteBoard78 78"White InteractiveBoards WhiteboardDigital Canon - VIXIA $499.99 Best Buy 20 $9,999.80 HF R21 32GBCamcorders HD Flash Memory Camcorder - BlackDigital Sony Alpha $369.00 Walmart 20 $7,380.00 A230L BlackCameras 10MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm lens Plus a 4GB SDHC Card Value BundleIpad Apple $479.00 B&H 10 $4,790.00 32GB iPad TabletProjector Epson - $749.99 Best Buy 2 $1,499.98 Multimedia ProjectorPlotter HP / Hewlett- $6,799.00 B&H 1 $6,799.00 Packard Designjet T1200PS 44" Plotter PrinterSoftwareAdobe Suite Adobe Creative $2,599.00 Adobe 1 $2,599.00 $259.90 $300.00 Suite 5.5 Master CollectionMicrosoft Office $499.99 Microsoft 1 $499.00 $100.00 $149.99 ProfessionalOffice 2010 2010Word Perfect CorelDRAW Corel $229.99 $79.99 $100.99 Premium SuiteOffice X5 X5 18
  19. 19. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN]Other:Infrastructure $35,000.00 $35,000.00 $30,000.00Faculty and Software and $3,600.00 $4,000.00 $4,400.00 technologicalStaff devices trainingDevelopmentSupport $25,000.00 $25,000.00Services Administration and ManagementTechnologyLaptops HP - Pavilion $549.99 Best Buy 35 $19,215.00 Laptop / AMD Phenom™ II Processor / 17.3" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive - PewterRouters NETGEAR - $159.99 Best Buy 2 $319.98 N750 Dual Band Wireless-N+ Gigabit Router with USB PortNetwork NETGEAR - 8- $69.99 Best Buy 2 $139.98 Port 10/100/1000Switch/Hub Gigabit Ethernet SwitchOther:Software $20,000.00 $2,000.00 $4,200.00Installationand Upgrade Communication and Information AccessWebsite $4000.00Database SQL $25,000.00QR Code $30,000.00Computer $30,000.00 $40,000.00UpgradeTotal $192,813.85 $126,727.57 $128,729.76Expenses 19
  20. 20. May 2011 COLLEGE OF NATURAL & APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNOLOGY PLAN] Phase 8 - Plan Review and Evaluation8.1 PLAN MONITORING STRATEGIES The constant changes in technology and the need to furnish students with qualitycompetitive education, demands constant monitoring of the technology plan and will requiremodification of the goals and objectives in order to meet these changes. Various processes havebeen developed and implemented in order to gather and evaluate information about the progressof the plan. The Chairman of the university’s board, Academic Vice-president, chairman of theInformation Science department, Information Technology Manager and Members of TechnologyDevelopment Committee are the individuals who will be responsible for monitoring the progressof implementing the technology plan. These groups will gather pertinent information regardingthe Technology Plan implementation, and will report annually to the community throughpresentations to the School Board.8.2 EVALUATION STRATEGIES In order to evaluate the progress of integrating various technological devices andprograms, surveys will be designed to provide feedback on the experiences of the students.Students will be expected to comment on the significant changes the advancement in technologyhave made and how beneficial they are in their studies. They will be observed by faculty andstaff members within the department and the computer lab workers will be required to keep a logof all the complaints, concerns or problems expressed by the students. At the end of each semester, a college meeting will be held consisting of the CollegeDean, Chairpersons, Administrative staff and faculty members, to gather data on how theimprovement has aid in curriculum and learning, administrative and management duties andenhancing communication and information access. The data compiled from conducting the survey, observation, log book and the end ofsemester meeting, will be analyzed by the administrative members, depending on the final resultsnew plans will be devised for continuous improvement or changes to bring about success inmeeting the needs of the students and growth in constant national and international recognition. 20

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