Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium

On behalf of the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium, I would like to propose another category that separates Very High Research Activity from High Research Activity. This would allow for a lower membership fee for those categorized as High Research, hopefully in the range of a 10% decrease from the current level. We fully realize that this reorganization of levels may not be possible immediately, however, knowing the longer term strategy may reinforce member commitment in difficult financial times.

Thank you for considering this request.

Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium Charter

TThe Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium (OVI2C) is charged with providing direction to OSC Networking regarding Internet2 issues, including, but not limited to, sponsorship of other entities for participation in Internet2, OSC Networking's Internet2 fees for members and sponsored entities, and other issues related to participation in Internet2.

Membership fees for the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium participation are due no later than October 1st each year. OVI2C has the right to terminate Internet2 services for nonpayment.

Members of OVI2C shall consist of the following categories:

  • Regular Member: OARnet member institutions with active UCAID and Abilene membership.
  • OARnet Full Member: OARnet member institutions without active UCAID and Abilene membership.
    Non-OARnet Full Member: Institutions or entities without active UCAID, Abilene, or OARnet memberships.
  • SEGP (USUCAN) Member: Institutions or entities as defined by Internet2 that are allowed to have sponsored access to Internet2.

Each of the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium Regular Member and OARnet Full Member institutions will appoint one voting member, although each institution may have more than one member on the Consortium. There is no term of office for the voting member.

Given the policy-making activities that take place in this consortium it is important that all   OVI2C Regular Member and OARnet Full Member institutions share in the leadership of the OVI2C.  The Vice-Chair position will rotate alphabetically through OVI2C Regular and OARnet Full Member Institutions. After two years the Vice Chair will automatically succeed the Chair and a new Vice Chair will rotate in to the position as indicated in the chart below.

UNIVERSITY

CHAIR

VICE CHAIR

Case Western Reserve University

10/2011-5/2013

Current Vice Chair

Miami University

10/2013-5/2015

10/2011-5/2013

The Ohio State University

10/2015-5/2017

10/2013-5/2015

University of Akron

10/2017-5/2019

10/2015-5/2017

University of Cincinnati

10/2019-5/2021

10/2017-5/2019

University of Dayton

10/2021-5/2023

10/2019-5/2021

University of Toledo

10/2023-5/2025

10/2021-5/2023

Kent State University

10/2025-5/2027

10/2023-5/2025

Marshall University

10/2027-5/2029

10/2025-5/2027

 

   

 

   

 

Meeting minutes are recorded by OARnet staff for the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium.   

A quorum is defined as a majority (50% or more) of the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium voting members. In making decisions, including election of officers, a simple majority of votes cast will affirm a result.


The Consortium, via its Chair, will provide direction regarding Internet2 activities in Ohio to the OARnet Director of Networking and the OARnet Internet2 Manager.

The Consortium will meet four times per year. However, meetings may be cancelled or additional meetings scheduled if a majority of the Consortium voting members agree to do so.

Approved by the Ohio Internet2 Consortium 10-29-01
Modified by the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium 06-23-09
Modified by the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium 05-22-07
Modified by the Ohio Valley Internet2 Consortium 99-99-99

Meeting Minutes