Grossmont College Technology Plan 2007-2010.

Technology

Learning and Technology Resources: Creative Production Group

Description

The Creative Production Group produces materials for instruction, information and marketing. The design work for the Class Schedules, College Catalog and program brochures is accomplished here. All three departments make extensive use of technology. The designers in Graphics do all of their finished work and most of their preliminary designs on Macís. The Photography Department is now using digital photography completely: Nikon cameras interfaced with Macs. Word Processing uses PCs and produces a large amount of work for faculty members and departments. In addition, this department is providing Graphics with an increasing amount of support on projects that previously would have been completed solely by Graphics.

 

By the end of 2010 all of the computers will need to be replaced, as the newest of the computers will be over six to eight years old. By 2008 all of the computers should have been upgraded to the latest level of their operating systems (OS). All applications should be upgraded to the latest version.

 

Curriculum Impact

This group has an impact on instruction, recruitment, and the college image.

                                            

Approximate Number of Students Served

Has the potential to affect all students.

 

Support Impact

The technology needs to be current, i.e., regularly upgraded, and staff development must be provided so the technology can be fully and effectively used. Additional staff in Graphics is required because of increased demand.

 

Year 1 (2007-2008)

 

Objective

Increase effectiveness and quality of production.

 

Action to Meet Objective

* Add a full-time graphic designer (if this hasnít been done yet).

 

* Increase amount of staff development.

 

*Upgrade hardware and software. All of the current computers, if old and outdated, should be replaced. If not, they should be upgraded to the latest level of operating system (OS). All applications should be upgraded to the latest version. Any outdated printers (both ink jet and laser) and scanners should be replaced.

 

*A file server for Macs.

 

Year 2 (2008-2009)

 

Objective

Increase effectiveness and quality of production.

 

Action to Meet Objective

* Add a full-time graphic designer (if this hasnít been done yet).

 

* Increase amount of staff development.

 

*Upgrade hardware and software. All of the current computers, if old and outdated, should be replaced. If not, they should be upgraded to the latest level of operating system (OS). All applications should be upgraded to the latest version. Any outdated printers (both ink jet and laser) and scanners should be replaced.

 

* A file server for Macs (if this hasnít been done yet).

 

 

*New camera and Mac video editing station with Final Cut Pro for Photography.

 

Year 3 (2009-2010)

 

Objective

Increase effectiveness and quality of production.

 

Action to Meet Objective

* Add a full-time graphic designer (if this hasnít been done yet).

 

* Increase amount of staff development.

 

*Upgrade hardware and software. All of the current computers, if old and outdated, should be replaced. If not, they should be upgraded to the latest level of operating system (OS). All applications should be upgraded to the latest version.

 

*Any outdated printers (both ink jet and laser) and scanners should be replaced (if this hasnít been done yet).

 

*A file server for Macs (if this hasnít been done yet).

 

*New camera and Mac video editing station with Final Cut Pro for Photography (if this hasnít been done yet).

  


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