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December 21, 2016 Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, December 21 at 9:00am CT
Host Location: Varner Hall Lower Level Videoconferencing Room, 3835 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE and Videoconferencing Locations: A) ESU 13, Video Room, 4215 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361; B) Northeast Community College, Maclay Bldg 167A, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701; C) Schuyler Community Schools, 401 Adam St., Schuyler, NE 68661

Open Meetings Act (PDF - 7 pgs, 81kb)

Meeting Documents(PDF, 44pgs, 4.55MB)


1. Call to Order, Electronic Posting, Location of Open Meeting Law Documents, Roll Call, Introductions



2. Consider approval of the Agenda for the December 21, 2016 meeting*



3. Consider approval of the Minutes from the 10/19/2016 meeting*



4. Public Comment



5. Presentation: Accessibility for Digital Learners

Dr. Christy Horn


6. Network Nebraska Initiative Update

A. Action Items and Task Groups

1.1 Develop strategy to accommodate community affiliate connections

1.2 Use automated tools to monitor the network

1.3 Implement incident management and change control

1.4 NNAG, CAP guide OCIO's network decisionmaking (Draft Backbone Document)

1.5 Review and update security services and practices

2.1 Develop and implement a communications strategy

2.2 Conduct annual survey of NN Participants

Co-Chairs & Council members


7. Digital Education Initiative Update

A. Action Items and Task Groups

1.1 Partner with K-20 entities to establish communities of practice

2.1 Conduct a collaborative research project of infratructure and pedagogy

2.2 Identify opportunities for institutional collaboration

2.3 Identify and mitigate challenges for student transitions

2.4 Create guide of flexible learning technologies

2.5 Encourage vendors to implement data exchange standards

3.1 Form a joint study group to advance students' equity of access

3.2 EC/CC collaboration for affordable and accessible Internet access (Briefing Document)

3.3 Promote accessible products and services to achieve equity of access

Co-Chairs & Council members

11:20 am

8. Other Business


11:25 am

9. Agenda Items for the 2/15/2017 Meeting


11:28 am

10. Consider location(s) for the 2/15/2017 Meeting


11:30 am

11. Adjournment


* Indicates an expected action item.

The Council will attempt to adhere to the sequence of the published agenda, but reserves the right to adjust the order of items if necessary and may elect to take action on any of the items listed.

The NITC Education Council wishes to thank staff of the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide and UN-I.T. Enterprise for helping to arrange the December 21, 2016 meeting.

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Meeting Notice Posted to the Nebraska Public Meeting Calendar 10/21/2016
Agenda Posted to the NITC Web site 10/21/2016