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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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DSPS

Description
Hardware and software products and programs are being replaced as needed. All the PCs in DSPS have been targeted for replacement in 2004. In addition DSPS will be purchasing a new printer to handle production of large print text for visually impaired students. DSPS also upgraded its fax machine earlier this year. District software licenses are up-to-date.
 
During the next two years, we plan to continue a phased-in upgrade of peripheral components (e.g., scanners, printers, etc.) and upgrade software licenses.
 
Curriculum Impact
Over the next two years, an increase in the availability of assistive computer technology will enable DSPS to expand its ability to offer testing accommodations on computer as well as expand the use of computers in the courses offered under the auspices of DSPS. As we integrate the use of Web-based instructional materials into the PDSS courses we offer, DSPS will experience growth in its overall Web presence.
 
Approximate Number of Students Served
DSPS is currently serving nearly 1000 students. We anticipate this number to steadily increase in proportion to projected student enrollment increases.
 
Support Impact
While technical support needs will most likely remain the same in the future, personnel needs will increase as specified in the Educational Master Plan.
 

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective
During the first phase of our two-year objective, we will replace and/or upgrade as necessary the PCs and available software in DSPS. We will also purchase additional hardware and software to increase efficiency of office procedures.
 
 
Action to Meet Objective

  • Will replace obsolete PCs in DSPS.
  • Will upgrade and purchase additional USB flatbed scanners as necessary for for DSPS.
  • Will purchase printer to expand capability to produce instructional materials for students with visual disabilities.
  • Will purchase upgrade to current student appointment management software (SARS).
     

Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective
During the second phase of our two-year objective, we will continue to upgrade hardware and software, as necessary, in DSPS. We will also investigate purchasing a computer monitoring system to facilitate test proctoring.
 
Action to Meet Objective

  • Will upgrade or replace hardware and software purchased to fulfill phase one objectives.
  • Will hire hourly staff as needed to meet service delivery needs.
     

Year 3 (2006-2007)

Objective

         Maintain up-to-date technology for all pertinent DSPS staff members that meets District Information Systems standards.

         Utilize software and hardware that enhances efficient record keeping/scheduling/storage and inter- and intra-office communication.

Action to Meet Objective

         Participate in the Student Services PC replacement plan.

         Ensure that necessary software supported and funded by Information Systems is included in the Districtís Information Technology Plan.

         Identify and obtain area-specific software funded by the college.

 


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