FUNCTION: To recommend to the president, and to the vice-president for information technology, and to the Faculty Council changes in policies regarding information technology; to consult with and advise the vice-president for information technology about policies and procedures pertaining to information technology at The University.
COMPOSITION: Five members of the General Faculty, four staff members, and three students1. Staff members shall be appointed to two-year rotating terms by the president, from a panel of names submitted by the Staff Council. At least two of the staff member representatives shall not be employed in IT-related areas. 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 one member shall be appointed to a one-year term 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 University Chief Information Officer shall serve as an ex-officio member without vote. A representative from each of the following shall be selected by the president to serve as an administrative advisor without vote: the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL),2 the college and school technology coordinators, financial affairs, department chairs.
1 Composition of the committee changed with D 5330, which was approved by the president on July 31, 2007. 2On July 22, 2010, it was announced that the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment at The University of Texas at Austin will be renamed the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), effective Aug. 16, as part of an initiative by Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie to strengthen the division's role in supporting educational excellence. 3Replaced Sharon Strover who resigned from the committee effective December 9, 2009.