University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5


The Information Technologies Committee represents faculty, academic professional, civil service and student interests in the development, implementation, and distribution of information technologies at the University. Information technologies include information systems (including their associated hardware and software) and the electronic exchange of information among faculty, staff and students.


The Information Technologies Committee shall be composed of 8 faculty members (with at least 7 of these members being regular teaching/research faculty), 4 academic professional members, 1 civil service staff member, and 3 student members (with at least one undergraduate and one graduate student). The membership shall be selected to represent the University broadly, including the colleges, coordinate campuses or research institutes. The Chief Information Officer, or his/her designate, shall serve in an ex-officio capacity. Other designated representatives of University departments or agencies with strong information technology interests are also encouraged to participate. These include equivalent committees at the college or campus level, the University Librarian, and the directors of distance education and administrative systems. Members shall be nominated by the Committee on Committees with the approval of the Senate. Civil service members shall be appointed by the Civil Service Committee. The terms of members shall be staggered so as to provide continuity in the activities of the committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To make recommendations to the Senate on matters concerned with policies and administration of information technologies.

b. To monitor the working of existing policies, advise the president, vice presidents and chief information officer, review major initiatives and propose new initiatives for the deployment and advancement of information technologies.

c. To coordinate recommendations with the appropriate Senate and non-Senate committees, and the Senate Library, Faculty Affairs and Educational Policy Committees.

d. To recommend to the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/18/05)

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