By Natalie Alcoba
The school of information technology management wants to create student and faculty committees to help them go wireless.
ITM director Kenneth Grant and the course union met on Nov. 1 and sketched out a tentative plan for introducing mandatory laptops into the program. The details will be discussed Wednesday at the ITM school council meeting, said Filip Frkovic, course union director of academic affairs.
Suggestions include improving the existing curriculum committee, creating a committee for the laptop program and setting up a fundraising group to help subsidize the cost of the technology.
“We need to improve the existing forums to have a good dialogue between students and faculty,” Grant said, adding there will be significant changes to the delivery of courses in the first few years, followed by an assessment period.
The school was expected to get final approval for a mandatory laptop program at a meeting of the academic council Tuesday. Administrators have spent the last month deciding how students will pay for the computers. Next fall, first-year students will pay an ancillary fee of $1,400 to $1,600 a year.