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Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT)

Purpose

The purpose of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT) is to advise the University bodies involved in planning, development, implementation, and application of technology campus wide, including, but not limited to, Academic Technology Services (ATS), Information Technology Services (ITS), the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE), and the University Library on faculty and student issues related to academic technology. The Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology shall also assist in the communication and collaboration between, and among, various constituencies and communities of technology users. The Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology reports to the Academic Senate.

Charge

The charge of the Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology includes, but is not limited to:

  1. serving as a consultative body on academic technology for the Academic Senate, making recommendations regarding policies on academic and information technology;
  2. advising the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, the AVP for Academic Technology, the Chief Information officer, the Dean of the University Library, the Dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Education, and the Academic Senate on faculty and student needs and interests, such as the use of technology to support teaching and learning, research, and faculty professional development;
  3. advocating for the effective and efficient utilization of resources designated for academic technology
  4. facilitating communication among faculty, staff, students, and technology units on campus on issues related to academic and information technology.

Membership

The FACT shall consist of the following voting members:

Nine (9) faculty members recommended by the Nominating Committee for approval by the Academic Senate. Lecturers are eligible to serve on the committee. The faculty membership shall represent the following areas:

One (1) faculty from each of the following colleges:

  • University Library
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health & Human Services
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Two (2) faculty members from Liberal Arts
One (1) student selected by the Associated Students to serve for one year, with the option of reappointment
One (1) non-ATS or non-ITS staff member elected by Staff Council

In addition, the following shall be ex-officio non-voting members of the Faculty Advisory
Committee on Technology:

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs or Designee
Chief Information Officer or Designee
The Dean of the Library or Designee
The Dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Education or Designee

(15 members; 11 voting members)

Members shall serve staggered two year terms with the option of reappointment.

The FACT shall meet at least twice per semester, or more often if needed.

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