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April 28, 2008


Committee on Information Technology
(Final; Information)

IT.08.01.          Annual Report for 2007-08

The Senate Committee on Information Technology (IT) is responsible for identifying and considering problems, needs, and concerns pertaining to campus IT issues and recommending desirable changes in campus policy; examining trends in IT here and in higher education generally and recommending appropriate changes in campus policy; and serving in a broad advisory capacity to the Campus Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Pursuant to its charge, IT met six times this academic year.

In a discussion with CIO Sally Jackson, the committee examined the process of policy approval on campus and considered the document path from an acknowledgement of a problem to policy approval.  The committee agreed to examine the process by which IT problems evolve into approved IT policies in the fall.  The committee considered automated workflow of education policy documents from campus through the Education Policy Senate committee and Senate Approval on request of A. Aminmansour, senate Educational Policy committee chairman.  The committee met with the Mike Smeltzer, CITES Director of Communication, to discuss classroom technology issues and options for expanding technology support to all general assignment classrooms. It presented an abstract of this discussion to the Library/IT Fee Advisory Committee.  The committee reviewed the transition from to Mike Corn, Director of Security, led a discussion on the motivation and issues involving outsourcing SPAM filtering.  The committee also discussed social security number remediation programs and mass mail policies. 

Roy Campbell, Chair
Zsuzsanna Fagyal
Robert Gregg
Lori Kendall
Matthew Lucas
J. Douglas McDonald
Elisabeth Oltheten
Michael Shaw
Bruce Smith
Dan Vander Ploeg
David Ward
Sally Jackson, Ex officio
Margaret Krol, Ex officio