University Senate                                                                      Proposed: May 4, 2007

Adopted:

 

RESOLUTION TO CREATE

THE COMMITTEE ON  INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

 

WHEREAS      in the spring of 2001 the University Senate instituted the ad hoc Online Learning and Digital Media Initiatives Committee with a two-year sunset provision, and this was followed by subsequent renewals calling for continuation of the committee’s valuable work on new technologies, and

 

WHEREAS   two standing Senate committees now are addressing many of the issues taken up by the ad hoc committee, as reflected in proposed revised mandates for those committees, and

 

WHEREAS   the ad hoc committee has shifted its focus to matters of technology infrastructure, and the expertise collected in the committee’s membership is well suited to its new focus, and

 

WHEREAS   this new focus is a critical aspect of administration policymaking not formally reflected in a standing Senate committee, and

 

WHEREAS      this matter has been thoroughly reviewed by the proponent committees;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED    to dissolve the ad hoc committee and create a standing committee, the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED            that the Senate By-laws be amended to set forth the name, composition and jurisdiction of the Committee as follows, and that the University Senate approve this proposal.

 

 

The Committee on Information and Communications Technology will consist of 13 members including 5 faculty; 2 students, at least one of whom will be a graduate student; 1 alumnus/a; 1 officer of the libraries; 1 research officer; 1 administrative staff member whose work involves technology management; and 2 administration members at least one of whom works in technology management. One of the faculty members shall be familiar with the University’s computing facilities, and one student member shall be a graduate student and frequent user of the University’s computer facilities.

 

The Committee shall review and recommend University policies relating to the University's technology systems and services and network infrastructure. The Committee shall attend to all aspects of the University's administrative computing, telecommunications services, computing facilities, and hardware and software systems that support the work of the University, in consultation with other Senate committees (e.g., the Education Committee and the Libraries and Digital Resources Committee).

Proponents:
Structure and Operations Committee
Libraries Committee

Committee on Education


Committee mandate proposed to the Senate on March 30th

 

The Committee on Information and Communications Technology will consist of 12 members including 4 faculty; 2 students, at least one of whom will be a graduate student; 1 alumnus/a; 1 library staff; 1 research officer; 1 administrative staff member whose work involves technology management; and 2 administration members at least one of whom works in technology management. One of the faculty members shall be familiar with the University’s computing

facilities, and one student member shall be a graduate student and frequent user of the University’s computer facilities.

 

The committee shall have jurisdiction to consider all aspects of academic and administrative computing, including internet resources, e-mail communication, and research computing facilities, and all aspects of information technology and infrastructure, in consultation with other Senate committees.