Steering Committee Charge
The Academic Technology Steering Committee (ATSC) is charged
with identifying needs, providing feedback, recommending policy, and helping to
shape academic technology on campus. The
ATSC is composed of representatives from Academic Affairs, primarily faculty, and
representation from the Center for Engagement, Learning and Teaching (CELT),
appointed by the Provost in consultation with the deans. The ATSC contributes to the development and
integration of academic technology on campus and makes recommendations to the
College Information Technology Committee (CITC). Ways to accomplish this charge include:
Create an informed campus relative to technology and
- Pursue opportunities to inform faculty and staff
about issues related to academic technology.
- Encourage the open dialog of
technology-related best-practices by working with campus constituencies
(including the Deans, the Information Technology Group, and faculty) to discuss
changes and global concerns.
non-financial support to faculty in meeting stated academic technology goals.
Enhance the on-campus community of learners around academic
workshops by peers in incorporation of pedagogically sound practices
utilizing academic technology
faculty and staff to learn about pedagogically sound practices utilizing
our work at conferences
Contribute to the consideration of needs related to existing
academic technology and enhancements of emerging academic technology by:
on project workgroups
representation on CITC
policies related to academic technology.
To facilitate this work, it is suggested that ATSC will:
regular meetings and keep minutes
documentation on broader issues to IT (i.e., give CIO a list of faculty to
contact for more information on a particular topic).
representatives will have much great visibility and accountability to serve as
the liaison between their schools/departments and ATSC.
representatives will have a presence during start-up so that
schools/departments know they are available to them.
representatives will hold at least one “talk to your ATSC rep day” in which
faculty will have the opportunity to voice their technology-related concerns or
to document the process by which academic technology concerns should be handled
open meetings on topics of concern for faculty (for example, how to submit a
strategic initiative). ATSC will have a presence- even if no one else attends,
ATSC will better understand this process, which will allow ATSC to help
2 faculty representatives each from A&H, S&SS,
1 faculty representative from Mason Library
2 representatives from CELT
1 Academic Affairs Liaison from the Provost’s Office
2013-2014 ATSC members:
Angela Barlow (S&SS)
Cynthia Cahoon (P&GS)
Karen Cangialosi (S&SS)
Jenny Darrow (CELT)
Jonathan Gitelson (A&H)
Jonathan Schwartz (A&H)
Jeff Timmer (S&SS)-Chair
Charge Revised Spring 2012