The LSA IT Faculty Advisory Committee is designed to provide the mechanism and opportunity for faculty to provide direct input and guidance into shaping College-wide and University-wide IT direction. While there are many benefits in a more centralized approach to IT delivery — such as greater depth of expertise, continuity of coverage, economies of scale, and more ready career path possibilities for IT professionals — a significant concern relates to maintaining of ability for the local departmental faculty and staff to influence and govern a more centralized support structure. This committee, in conjunction with the IT Council (a representative group of departmental Key Administrators), is intended to mitigate this concern.
The scope of the LSA IT Faculty Advisory Committee includes input and guidance on all information-related services provided by the College. This includes desktop, research, instructional, web, administrative data, and infrastructure support. Further, through partnership with ITS (the University central provider of IT solutions), this committee will have the opportunity to provide input and guidance to University-wide IT concerns as they relate to LSA.
The committee for the 2016–2017 school year is:
|Allison Alexy||Asian Languages and Cultures|
|Barbara Anderson||Sociology; Population Studies Center, ISR|
|Sara Aton||Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology|
|Lisa Callihan (ex officio)||LSA IT|
|Jowei Chen||Political Science and ISR|
|Erin Dietrich (ex officio)||LSA IT|
|Eric Hetland||Earth and Environmental Science|
|Colleen McCormick (ex officio)||ITS|
|Damani Partridge||Anthropology and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies|
|Simone Sessolo||Sweetland Writing Center|
|Stephen Smith||Ecology and Evolutionary Biology|
|Eric Swanson||Philosophy and Linguistics|
Meetings are generally for one hour each month. The agenda will be structured to include both updates on IT initiatives as well as a forum for input on future IT directions.
Faculty Member Commitment
Members serve for two years with the opportunity at the end of that term to apply for additional two-year terms. Each year will include three or four committee meetings, at two hours each.