The Advisory Committee for Academic Technology (ACAT) consults on immediate management of University-wide IT support of instructional and scholarly activities, from the perspective of a college or division, not individual users.
- The ACAT advises the Executive Technology Steering Committee on strategy, policy, tactics, and implementation of instructional and scholarly technologies that impact the Academic Affairs division.
- The committee maintains contacts with the Provost's Council, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Council of Chairs, Educational Resources Committee, Managers of Academic Resources (MARs), and the Administrative Councils of the Divisions and Colleges.
- At least once each academic year, the Provost coordinates with the chair of the Faculty Senate’s Academic Technology Committee (ATC) to convene a joint meeting of the ACAT with the ATC. The ATC functions under the auspices of the Faculty Senate, and which continues with the membership and charge outlined by Faculty Senate policies and bylaws. The ATC is charged to “make recommendations regarding University resources and policy that pertain to instructional and research technology, including computing and instructional media development and services.”
- The primary difference between the ACAT and ATC is procedural. The ATC advises the Faculty Senate on policy as it relates to the faculty. The ACAT advises the Executive Technology Steering Committee on strategy, policy, tactics, and implementation of technologies that impact the Academic Affairs division.
Membership (appointed by ETSC annually in consultation with the Provost):
ACAT Members: FY 2012 – 2013
|Harry Hellenbrand||Provost (chair)|
|Hilary Baker||Vice President for Information Technology|
|Helen Heinrich||Chair of the Faculty Senate Academic Technology Committee or a Designee|
|David Liu||Faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee in consultation with the Provost|
|Stephanie Nguyen||Manager for Academic Resources (MAR) or College Technical Lead|
|Sydni Powell||Student representative appointed by Associated Students|
|S.K. Ramesh||Dean, Engineering and Computer Science|
|Danielle Skaggs||Library representative|
|Steven Stepanek||Department Chair|
|Diane Stephens||Representative appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs|
|Vacant||Representative from the Tseng College of Extended Learning|
|Vacant||Representative appointed by the Vice President for Advancement|
|Patrice Wheeler||Representative appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Deone Zell||IT Senior Director for Academic Technology|
Meeting Schedule:The Library and the Tseng College of Extended Learning shall not have more than one representative.
Advisory to ETSC.