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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE FUNCTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE C-13 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Professor Paul Resta (curriculum and instruction) submitted the following proposal on behalf of Information Technology Committee recommending changes to the function and composition. The proposal will be voted on by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation.
Greninger
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

 

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE FUNCTION AND COMPOSITION OF THE C-13 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

C-13 Information Technology Committee

FUNCTION: To recommend to the president, and to the [vice-president for information technology] chief information officer, and to the Faculty Council changes in policies regarding information technology; to consult with and advise the [vice-president for information technology] chief information officer about policies and procedures pertaining to information technology at The University.

COMPOSITION: [Five] Eleven members of the General Faculty, six of whom shall be from college/school faculty information technology (IT) committees. The IT faculty will rotate among the colleges and schools that have faculty IT committees. [,] Each year the deans of colleges/schools with faculty IT committees will send the name of a faculty member of the IT committee to the Committee on Committees. The Committee on Committees will forward the panel of names to the president, from which he will select three to serve on the committee for a two-year term. The committee will also include four staff members, and four students. Staff members shall be appointed to two-year rotating terms by the president, from a panel of names submitted by the Staff Council. One student member shall be appointed to a one-year term by the president in the fall from a panel of names submitted by each of the student government and the student senate, and two members shall be appointed to one-year terms by the president from a panel of names submitted by the graduate student assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms as members of the committee. The committee shall elect its own chair and vice chair, who shall be members of the General Faculty. The [vice-president for information technology] chief information officer and a representative from the Information Technology Research & Educational Technology Committee (R&E) serve as [an] ex-officio members without vote. A representative from each of the following shall be selected by the president to serve as an administrative advisor without vote: the division of innovative instruction and assessment, [the college and school technology coordinators,] financial affairs, and department chairs.

RATIONALE: This proposed revision to the membership of the C-13 Information Technology Committee will provide a broader base of faculty input for the university IT governance process. The college/school faculty IT committees provide an effective means to identify faculty IT concerns and assess the impact on faculty of university and college IT policies and decisions. These members will be able to present their faculty’s needs and issues to the C-13 Information Technology Committee and disseminate information on Committee matters and recommendations to their faculty. Colleges/schools without faculty IT committees are encouraged to create them. The proposed revision will also eliminate the need to have a “college and school technology coordinator” representative on the C-13 Committee as the IT needs of colleges/schools will be well represented by the school/college faculty IT Committee representatives. Based on a recent survey, the following schools/colleges have faculty IT committees: Architecture, Education, Jackson School of Geology, Law, Liberal Arts, and Social Work. The committees are appointed and most have administrators or staff as ex officio members.

Having a representative from the R&E committee as an ex officio member of the C-13 Information Technology Committee will help foster cross-communication between the two committees.

PROCESS: The deans of colleges/schools with faculty IT committees will send the name of a faculty member of the IT committee to the Office of the General Faculty. The Committee on Committees will select six of the college/school faculty members to serve on the C-13 Information Technology Committee and rotate the membership. The initial term of these appointments may vary to create a two-year rotation.