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Sunday, January 30, 2005

New Media Faculty Meeting Minutes #28 

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
1:15 p.m. – W870


Present: David Clearwater, Chair, Bob Cousins, Nick Fai, Jill Flaman, Terry Gallie, James Graham, Christopher Moore, Gerald Prost, Daniela Sirbu, Will Smith, Jeff Milner, Student Representative and Jill Payant, Recording Secretary

Regrets: Anna Pickering

I Adoption of the Agenda

II Adoption of and Business Arising from the Previous Minutes (sent to the Department Members on Monday, January 24, 2005)

III Items for Information
3.1 Chair’s Report – addressed in items below.

3.2 Scott Dyer (Nelvana) Update (Clearwater) Scott has been contacted and agreed to visit the U of L. Although the specifics are not known, he will be on campus for approximately one full day, flying in the night before, and leaving the day after his visit. The final itinerary may closely resemble the following:
A brief department presentation
Tour of the facilities
Brief meetings with faculty members
Visiting Artist presentation on Motion Capture

3.3 Newmedia-L (Clearwater) Please remind your students in class to register for the newmedia-l listserve, as job postings will be made available to the students through this venue.

3.4 Visiting Professor Hei Young Shin (Clearwater) Professor Shin will be introduced at the next Fine Arts Council Meeting on Thursday, January 27, and at the U of L Art Gallery exhibition and reception on Friday, January 28, at 4:00 p.m. outside W600 – Art Gallery Entrance.

3.5 Banff Centre Video-Conferencing Collaboration (Clearwater) Is interested in getting involved with U of L videoconferencing and will be on campus in the afternoon of Feb 17, 05 to meet with those within the FFA who are interested in further discussion.
3.5.1 Copies of Student Competition opportunities will be photocopied and placed in your mailboxes for any of your students whom you think would be interested.

IV Items for Discussion/Action

4.1 Deadlines for New Media Month Call for Submissions (Smith) (Please refer to Will Smith’s handout outlining the New Media Month activities for specific details) Daniela Sirbu volunteered to work on the poster creation for New Media month, but has requested specific information be sent to her quickly. Christopher Moore has volunteered to work with the web presence in promoting New Media Month.

4.2 NMED Departmental Policies (Clearwater) David discussed the existing W700 Usage policy and asked for suggestions regarding necessary New Media policies. Below are the suggestions for policies which, David will begin outlining:
Independent Studies
B 5 Labs Usage & Equipment
Off Campus Personnel & Resources
Extended Lending of Equipment to Students
Plagiarism & Copyright Issues

4.3 NMED Students on Academic Probation (9) (Flaman/Clearwater)
The New Media department has a slightly higher academic probation average than normal. These students came in strong and there does not appear to be any reason why their GPA is lower. Incoming portfolio’s and GPA’s were in the higher range on admission.

4.4 Camera Repair (Fai) Nick reported that the older cameras and existing equipment are beginning to wear out. Some cameras are out for repairs and currently there are two cameras being fixed, where the bill is close to the purchasing amount. Nick is waiting for an estimate on a third camera.

David and Nick will discuss purchasing new cameras and report at a later meeting.

4.5 Artist Talk and Possible MAX/MSP workshop: Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Moore). Christopher has been in correspondence with artists Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh from Calgary and has been approached for the department to sponsor a Visiting Artist Performance with these individuals. Christopher will explore this possibility and obtain more information for further discussion at a later date.

4.6 Hardware/Software Budget Discussion (Fai/Clearwater)

Motion for the NMED Department to adopt a 3-Year Lab Rotation Clearwater/Gallie. Carried

V Other Business – None

VI Adjournment - Gallie 3:00 p.m.

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