This page contains the role statement and council charges.
The role of the Academic and Information Technology Council is to:
The work of the council is accomplished through its standing and ad hoc committees, which act on behalf of the council, subject to review by the council.
It is suggested the following matrix be used to guide the activities of the council:
|*Infrastructure includes such things as e-mail; phones; accounting (e.g. project support); data storage; security; scheduling (class offerings / times provided in advance).|
|Communicate and coordinate faculty technology needs|
|Provide education for the use of technology|
|Review technology opportunities|
|Finance technology (to include costs for maintenance and security)|
|Support infrastructure* development and application|
Note 1: Academic Information Technology Policies are those which directly affect the work of the faculty in teaching, research, and service. Examples include policies surrounding the e-learning system, use of information technologies for funded research, faculty home pages and course pages, policies for distribution of student tech funds among the colleges for the operation for instructional labs, and policies regarding classroom technology.
Relationship of AITC to the Office of Information Technology
Alan Rea will serve as the Senate Executive Board representative on AITC.
In addition to its six specific responsibilities listed in the Academic and Information Technology Council’s role statement, the Faculty Senate Executive Board charges the AITC to consider, as a committee of the whole or through the appropriate sub-committee or task force, the following issues:
1. Review the scope and description of the role statement and standing charges and assess the effectiveness of council practices. Add emphasis on transparent communications from the AITC to its constituencies and the Faculty Senate Executive Board.
2. Serving as a consultative body on security policies, continue to evaluate data security and existing policies related to mobile devices. Increase emphasis on mobile computing security.
3. Address any continuing or outstanding issues or initiatives as deemed necessary by the council. To the extent possible conclude any outstanding initiative by producing a memorandum of action, report or resolution.
4. Review and recommend research-oriented technologies in collaboration with the Research Policies Council and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
5. Formalize membership on the University Change Control Committee in charge of maintaining and reviewing "email, portal, and mobile and Web applications" with a distinct charge.
6. Follow up on three of last year's council recommendations:
The AITC will seek information from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and maintain communications with that office on issues directly related to them. The AITC is expected to keep the Senate Executive Board apprised of progress, especially in connection with any MOA it may develop and to give advance notice of any action the AITC seeks to place on the Senate agenda, including the final text of any proposed MOA, report or resolution. The Executive Board should also be notified of substantive procedural issues addressed by the AITC. The AITC shall provide a written summary of its progress on the above charges and any other activities undertaken no later than June 30, 2013.