Faculty Technology Committee

Purpose

The Faculty Technology Committee exercises power delegated to the faculty in the Preamble and Art. I.C.8. of the University Faculty Senate Charter, except for curricular decisions.

The specific charge of the FTC is to:

  • To serve as the primary means of communication between the university faculty and the Information Technology Governance Steering Committee, on matters relating to the role of technology in teaching, scholarly/creative activities, and faculty-supervised student research;
  • To recommend to the IT Governance Steering Committee strategic directions related to technology needs for matters under the purview of the faculty, as designated in the faculty handbook, including teaching, scholarly/creative activities, and faculty-supervised student research;
  • To accept and prioritize faculty requests for acquisition and support of new and existing technologies for teaching, scholarly/creative activities, and faculty-supervised student research, and to recommend those prioritized requests to the IT Governance Steering Committee;
  • To advise the university faculty on processes for seeking funding for technology to support teaching, scholarly/creative activities, and faculty- supervised student research;
  • To recommend the creation of working groups and subcommittees as necessary on matters relating to technology in support of teaching, scholarly/creative activities, and faculty-supervised student research;
  • To recommend to the IT Governance Steering Committee changes in IT policies, processes, and service/support agreements to enhance technology support for teaching, scholarly/creative activities, and faculty- supervised student research.

Membership

The membership of the Faculty Technology Committee consists of nine faculty members: four from A&S; two from RSB; one each from JSLS, SPCS, and Law. Ex-officio membership includes the Chief Information Officer (or his/her designee); the Director of Academic Computing Services, the Provost (or his/her designee); the Faculty Director, Teaching and Scholarship Development Hub.

Chair: Michael Marsh-Soloway

Faculty Membership:

  • A&S Div. 1: Michael Marsh-Soloway (term expiring 2022)
  • A&S Div. 2: Lauren Tilton (term expiring 2023)
  • A&S Div. 3: Kristine Nolin (remaining term replacement for Lewis Barnettm term expiring 2021)
  • A&S At-Large: Doug Szajda (term expiring 2023)
  • JSLS: Kristin Bezio (term expiring 2021)
  • Law: Roger Skalbeck (term expiring 2022)
  • RSB: Pat Fishe (fall term sabbatical replacement for Chad Curtis, term expiring 2021)
  • RSB: Tom Mattson (term expiring 2022)
  • SPCS: Lionel Mew (term expiring 2022)

Ex-Officio Membership (non-voting):

  • Provost (or designee): Carol Parish (designated by Jeff Legro)
  • CIO (or designee): Keith “Mac” McIntosh
  • Director, Academic Computing Services (or designee): Mark Nichols
  • Faculty Director, Teaching and Scholarship Development Hub: Linda Boland

Notes: A member from this committee also serves on each of the IT Governance Steering Committee, IT Governance User Experience Committee, and the IT Governance Data Management Committee. See IT Governance Committees for details.