Teaching Station

PDAD&C #69, 2007-08

MEMORANDUM

To: PDAD&C
From: Safwat Zaky, Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget
Date: June 28, 2007
Re: Teaching Station
cc: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost

In January of 2006, a subcommittee of the Academic Computing Advisory Committee recommended that a standard teaching station be installed in all lecture theatres of 36 seats or more. This recommendation was approved by the Computing Management Board, subject to implementation details being agreed upon and the availability of funding. An implementation committee worked during the past year and all implementation details have been finalized and agreed upon. Their report is posted on the Provost’s web site: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/Assets/Reports/electronicclassrooms.pdf 

The report describes in detail the features and design of the standard teaching station, project costs and project schedule, including a listing of the rooms in which the teaching station is to be installed. According to this schedule, 33 classrooms will be equipped this summer.

The project will proceed in two phases, each occupying a two-year period. Capital and base costs for the first phase, 2007 to 2009, have been allocated. Funding for the second phase of the project, years 2009 to 2011, will be considered this summer by the President’s Budget Planning and Priorities committee, which is the review committee that has been established according to the provisions of the new budget model to review shared services across the University. Its mandate is to recommend on service priorities and budgetary allocations to various administrative units.

The project manager will be Steven Bailey, Director, Office of Space Management. Computer network work will be coordinated by Robert Chambers, Director, Computing and Networking Services.