EFFECTIVE DATE: September 17, 2021
ISSUE #: 4
PRESIDENT: Dr. Loren J. Blanchard
This PS establishes the charge to the Academic Technology Committee and the composition
of the committee.
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3.1 The Academic Technology Committee is responsible to the President of the
University of Houston–Downtown and reports to the Senior Vice President for
Academic and Student Affairs and Provost, the Vice President for Administration and
Finance and the Chief Information Officer.
3.2 The committee provides recommendations for the academic computing endeavors and
serves as the representative of academic users, to the vice presidents and the Chief
Information Officer, in academic computing matters. In general, such matters include:
3.2.1 Software and hardware for teaching and research support
3.2.2 Instructional technology services
3.2.3 User support and services
3.2.4 Technology-enhanced facilities
3.3 The committee reviews and assesses the academic technology component of the long
range plan and prepares a recommendation report to the Provost, Deans and Chairs, and
The Chief Information Officer to ensure representation of the academic computing needs
of the users in a manner consistent with the goals of the university and the university
planning process. In order to accomplish its charge effectively, the Academic
Technology Committee, in consultation with the vice presidents and the Chief
Information Officer, will establish its Operational Procedures, a document which defines
the role and procedures of the committee. The Academic Technology Committee will
review its Operational Procedures annually to determine if revisions are necessary. The Operational Procedures will then be revised to include any changes formally endorsed
by the committee’s membership.
3.4 The committee consists of at least two members from each college, but no more
than one person from each department, the Director of Technology Learning Services or
designee, the Executive Director of Information Technology or designee, Executive
Director of Library or designee, Executive Director of Distance Education or designee,
and a representative of the Student Government Association.
3.4.1 The faculty members are appointed to two year staggered terms by the President
such that only one half of the committee members are reappointed each year.
3.4.2 The student member is nominated each year by the President of the Student
Government Association and is appointed by the President of the University of
There are no procedures associated with this policy.
Responsible Party: (Reviewer): Chief Information Officer
Review: Every three years on or before August 1st
Signed original on file in Employment Services and Operations.
Issue #1: 03/23/94
ssue #2: 01/29/14
Issue # 3: 03/25/15
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