Administrative Computing Committee
January 29, 1997 3:30pm
|Ed Wines, Chair; David
Heise, Secretary; Harvey Brenneise, David Burghart,
Elaine Hoilette, Mark Clayton, Rich Forrester, Kendall
Hill, Dean Hunt, Mailen Kootsey, David Penner, Sue
Schwab, Karen Wade, Linda Wysong, Mistee Arias
Rebecca May, Doug Miller, Robert Moon
|MINUTES APPROVED||The minutes of the December
18, 1996 meeting were approved.
|SEQUENT TO SUN STATUS REPORT||Mark Clayton reported
on the status of the Sequent to borrowed Sun platform
conversion. Programming staff spent more than 60 weekend
hours to effect the conversion, which was reasonably
smooth. Some UNIX problems unique to each platform were
proving difficult to solve, including problems with
printers, perl scripts, COBOL subroutines and interfacing
the Kronos clocks, but progress was being made on these.
|CONVERSION PLAN TO ENTERPRISE 3000||Mark Clayton
presented an aggressive plan for performing the Banner
upgrades from 2.0.X to 2.1.10 and the final platform
conversion from the borrowed Sun to our own Sun
Enterprise 3000. Details are attached to these minutes.
Mark gave us the good news that since preparing the plan,
we had found that we can skip doing the 2.0.X incremental
upgrades. However, this gain is balanced out by the extra
time it is taking to finalize the conversion from the
Sequent to the Sun. Marks plan will have us ready
to do the Banner 2.1.X upgrades and conversion to
Enterprise 3000 by the weekend of March 7 to 10, but this
depends on how readily referential integrity can be
applied to the Banner database, since this is a
prerequisite for installing Banner 2.1.5.
|BANNER UPDATES: FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES||Karen Wade reported
that these modules are mostly in the maintenance and
on-going training phase now, but there are still a few
areas remaining to be implemented.
Mistee Arias pointed out that they are looking for ways to make the manual procedures more efficient by taking advantage of features provided in Banner. As Mailen Kootsey stated, people are looking forward to the GUI interface for its improved ease of use.
|BANNER UPDATES: DEVELOPMENT||David Burghart
reported ongoing frustration with missing or incorrect
data in reports. It is expected that some of these
problems will be resolved in the very near future when
gift history is loaded. Other problems are being worked
|[*]OTHER ITEMS: EMAIL ADDRESS RELEASE||Changes have been
implemented to include email addresses in the Bulletin.
It was agreed that Working Policy ought to be
amended to reflect this change. David Penner moved and
Harvey Brenneise seconded the following motion.
Voted: To recommend that the definition of Directory Information given in Section 2:151:3 of the Working Policy be amended to be what is published in the directory sections of the official Andrews University Bulletin.
|OTHER ITEMS: ADDRESS DATA ADMINISTRATION||David Heise reported
that a meeting has been called inviting all interested
parties to discuss name and address issues, standards and
procedures. This group, or a subset of it, will revise
the Data Entry Standards Handbook in the light of changes
to postal regulations and the distributed nature of the
way Banner data is used and maintained.
Chair: Ed Wines
Secretary: David Heise
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