Technology Committee Charter
Purpose of Committee
The purpose of the Technology Committee is to review and monitor the College's technology strategies and implementations in order to adequately support the technology needs of Ohlone employees and students.
The Technology Committee will be the primary advisory body for the Information Technology (IT) department, representing the needs and perspectives of the faculty, staff, and students at Ohlone. The Committee will also report recommendations and findings (in written form and/or in person) to the College Council and other groups such as the Faculty Senate, as needed. The Technology Committee will serve as a communications link between IT and the rest of the college, educating the college community about technology plans and accomplishments, as well as advocating for technology needs college-wide.
The Technology Committee will have two co-chairs:
- the Associate Vice President of IT (or designee)
- a faculty member with past experience on the committee.
The Committee will have 5 to 15 additional members, with every attempt to have broad representation of the faculty, staff, and students of the college. Any year-to-year changes in committee membership and/or leadership should be made in such a way that maintains continuity of experience as much as possible, while welcoming new ideas and fresh perspectives.
As with any other shared governance body at the college, Technology Committee meetings shall be open to anyone wishing to attend.
The Technology Committee will meet once a month (at least 3 times during each semester) on a day and time that best meets the scheduling needs of its members. Currently, the Committee meets on the third Tuesday afternoon of each month during the Fall and Spring semesters.
As needed, the Committee will have additional discussions via email, blog, etc. Additionally, the Committee may have collaborative subgroups meet separately at other times to work on specific tasks.
- revised October 16, 2012. Download the pdf version of the charter here.