Task 1: Send out e-mail to all Miami-Dade College campuses users (faculty/staff) to give overview about the new network plan to be implemented and to invite them to participate in providing opinions and feedback, plan subcommittees, compile information packets with sample plans and information for all committee members for review prior to meeting.
Task 2: Schedule meetings discussing the new network plan that would be implemented and show the former network plan for comparisons (older and new plan). First meeting:
1)I have sent e-mail to a Committee members:
Courtright, Robyn Assoc. Director District-Kendall Purchasing
Gosnell, Gary Director Kendall Facilities Planning
Harper, Harold Director District-Kendall Applications Development
Levering, E. H. Interim Vice Provost District-Kendall Business Affairs
Montoya, Rolando Interim Dean Kendall Academic Affairs
Moran, Chris Vice Provost District-Kendall Facilities
Ruff, Joy Director District-Kendall EEO & Employee Relations
Stanton, Rona Project Analyst District-Kendall Quality Management
Yanni, Gabriel Assoc. Vice Provost District-Kendall Computer Services
Klein, Hank Liaison Board of Trustees
Martha Garrity Dean for Administration
Jackie Lyons ASTRA Coordinator
Carmen Liriano Senior Budget Clerk
Computer Information Systems & Design Technology
Jose Lozano Chairperson
Computer Information Systems Department (CIS)
Richard White Chairperson
Pauline Chohonis Asst. to the Chair
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Jose Lozano Chairperson
Antoine, Michel Network Technician/Coordinator
Arias, Edgar PC Technician
Calixto, Enrique and Cardoso, Damian Network Technician/Coordinator
Cappellini, Carlo Macintosh Support Technician
Garcia, Alex Administrative Network Manager
Henderson, Traci Director
Morales, Jeffrey Academic Network Manager
Sardinas, Evelio Client Support Manager
Weber, Rita Office Manager
Phd. Robinson, Brian Assistant Chairperson
Project Network Manager Chief: responsible for managing resources including the project team and the overseeing the budget, Chief, Systems Analysis and Security Specialized Network Engineer, Dr. Brian K.Robinson, Data Reliability and Recovery Specialist and Professor of CNS, CIS, Engineering, and Network Departments.
- Software and Network Engineer: Ted Silverman, Manager MDC (CIS Department)
- Software Engineer: Mark Göesel MDC (CIS Department) Application Programmer/Analyst
- Network Engineer: Mohammed Hassan, Professor MDC CED (CIS and CNS Departments)
- Network Technician: Michel, Antoine
- PC Technician: Edgar, Arias
- Consultant: Dr. Kip Irvin Professor MDC, FIU, Systems Programmer and Analyst
- User/Domain Consultant: Alex Ariza, Software/Network Engineer, QA, and Business
- User/Domain Consultant: Charlie Gerez Programmer/Analyst
- Client Support: Evelio Sardinas
- Tester: Felix Geere
Technical Officer: responsible for systems maintenance, software development, and providing technical support to the project team
- Software/Network Engineer: Edward Phillips
Information and Communications Officer: responsible for creating and implementing a dissemination/marketing strategy
- Marketing Engineer: Emelia Simmons
Evaluation: responsible for creating and implementing an evaluation plan
- Network/Project Management Engineer: Pauline Chohonis
2)And I have received the confirmation meeting as schedule. [Complete]
3)It was important to be confirmed the meeting for all of them. We agreed to work together and giving opinions for better successful in this new redesigned network plan for benefiting to all.[Complete]
All steps have been completed successfully.
The feedback and help of Dr. Bender has been enormous. From Dr. Robinson, and other skilled staff, it has been important for continued success in the development of this project, the beneficiaries of it are the students, faculty/staff, and all community colleges.
1) What helpful feedback did you get in the class (instructor, classmates) and outside the class (user, stakeholder, beneficiary, mentor, expert advisor, others)? What did you learn from this feedback?
All of the people involved have been fine, we worked with all of the staff, and begin to use the proper equipment, systems, and software. The beneficiary of this project is Miami-Dade College, all stakeholders, staff/faculty, and students. Miami Dade College is being reorganized from a junior college to a four-year institution and will need to establish a high-performance network infrastructure and services that will support research and educational applications that are not viable on today's congested Internet. The participating proposal would be designed using Internet2 technology; which would become an integral part of the emerging Internet2. In addition, a gigapop and network management center will be constructed at the Miami Dade College, the convergence points for all phase one CollegeNet links. CollegeNet would be engineered to carry not only high bandwidth research traffic, but also commodity traffic destined for the commercial Internet. The State of Florida does not have a dedicated intranet for higher education facilities leaving the burden of the hardware and software networking requirements to the individual institutions. Obtaining WAN connectivity from a variety of providers, has led to a number of problems including unpredictable bandwidth, propagation and network performance into the commercial Internet. With the creation of CollegeNet, both sets of issues will be addressed. CollegeNet would provide an intranet to support current and emerging high bandwidth research applications, while at the same time providing an architecture that will be capable of carrying the institutions' Internet traffic.
2) What resources did you use this week (e.g., people, money, equipment, systems, or software)? Did you add new resources? What was your learning?
Internet, computer room and conference room. MS Office Word and packets. I have learned how people more experienced than I could teach me, and give instruction for implementation of the project.
3) What research did you perform this week that was assisting and/or literature based? What is your findings/learning?
We had met our goals, strategies, and objectives, as laid out in the plan and I will be happy to report that information to the committee.
4) What did you learn this week in general in producing your project?
We have continued in advantageous steps for it to be successful, the support was extremely positive and I felt that the information packets helped prepare the team for the challenges of development anf fruition of this plan.