The purpose of the University of Washington Computing Directors group is to collectively exercise influence and leadership on UW information technology, systems, and services initiatives and directions. We collaborate, share information, and communicate our vision and interests to campus leaders and the UW IT community as a whole.
The foundation of the Directors Group is made up of designated representatives from each of the colleges and schools that comprise the academic/research units which are enumerated by the Board of Deans and Chancellors (http://www.washington.edu/discover/leadership/deans-and-chancellors). These members comprise a group of individuals who speak for the needs and interests of their sending units to the Computer Director’s Group and the larger technology community at the University of Washington.
Adding New Voting Members: (Approved 20 September 2012)
Extending this foundation to include more than these designated representatives enables the Directors Group to increase its leadership diversity. If the primary unit representation is already filled, additional potential members may request admission to the group. Applicants must attend and participate in meetings as a non-voting member for a minimum of three sessions before their application will be reviewed. Approval by a majority of the voting membership using the Voting Process is required to admit a new member.
Individuals who are voting members of the group at the time these guidelines are approved shall be grandfathered in, independent of their path to membership.
There are two paths for becoming a member:
Membership guidelines will be reviewed annually.
Ex Officio Membership: (Approved 29 November 2012)
Members of the UW IT leadership team, as designated by the Vice President for UW Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, serve as ex officio members without vote.
Expectations for Membership Continuation: (Approved 21 February 2013)
All members are expected to regularly participate in the group on an ongoing basis throughout the current fiscal year.
At the beginning of each fiscal year, members will be queried regarding their desire to continue with the group for another year. Those members who do not wish to continue or whose obligations prevent their continued participation will be asked if they can suggest or designate someone from their unit to continue that unit's participation. Failing that, the chair of the Computing Directors group will contact the Dean or Chancellor from that individual's unit in order to elicit the assignment of another member.