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Committee Charge: Specifically, the charge of the Academic Technology Committee is to “design the process” and “develop the Academic Technology Plan.”


Clarification of Tasks - Restated

1.     THE PROCESS

Design the process by which the Committee will develop, maintain, and recommend to the Academic Senate an Academic Technology Plan for the College. It is the understanding of the Committee that the process will include the following:

    a.  Linkages with the College's mission, the Strategic Master Plan, the Facilities Master Plan, the Educational Master Plan and with other College and District planning processes, as appropriate.

    b.  Provision of the Committee to serve divisions, units, programs, and employees of Southwest College as an information resource on technology-related issues.

    c.  A timely and flexible schedule for the planning cycle.

    d.  Mechanisms for effective communication with and input from the rest of the campus community.

    e.  Provisions for orientation and training of administration, faculty, staff, and students about the process.

    f.  Provisions for keeping the Committee up-to-date on technology developments that are potentially relevant to Southwest College.

    g.  Procedures for evaluation and revision of the process itself.


2.     THE PLAN

Implement the process. Develop and recommend to the Academic Senate an initial Academic Technology Plan for the College and update the Plan recommendations at least annually. It is the understanding of the Committee that the Plan will be, but is not limited to, the following:

a. The initial draft to be completed by February 1, 2017:

    i.   District, State and Federal Compliance.

    ii.  Standards for support, hardware, software, peopleware, infrastructure, and other related technologies.

    iii. Guidelines for evaluating technology requests and for allocating technology resources.

    iv. Policies and procedures for acceptable use of technology

    v.  Faculty and Academic Staff development with respect to technology

    b. The initial draft to be completed by February 1, 2017, in consultation with the appropriate other individuals, offices, and groups on campus.

      i.   District, State and Federal Compliance.

      ii.  Standards for support, hardware, software, peopleware, infrastructure, and other related technologies.

      iii. Guidelines for evaluating technology requests and for allocating technology resources.

      iv. Policies and procedures for acceptable use of technology

      v.  Faculty and Academic Staff development with respect to technology

    c.  Recommendations on other technology-related issues as needed