Information Technology Committee

Chair: Patricia Puccilli

The Information Technology Committee will concern itself with matters pertaining to information technology.

Reports and motions need to be forwarded electronically to the Agenda Committee for review and placement on the agenda, which will be sent to Senators on the Thursday or Friday before the Senate meeting. Every effort will be made to include reports and motions as electronic back-ups for each Faculty Senate meeting so that Senators have access to the material ahead of time and can be prepared to deliberate on the materials. The Committee’s assistance with preparing and submitting the documents to assist the Senate is greatly appreciated.

Corresponding Administrators:

Chief Information Officer, Director of Academic Technology

Charges

Information Technology Committee

Charges for Academic Year 2018-19

1. Work with the heads of Academic Technology, Information Technology, Public Affairs, Academic and Standards and Advising Committee, and Digital Communications Steering Committee, to ensure that faculty are represented on all committees that make decisions that affect faculty.

2. Assess the new Elements faculty reporting tool by sending out a request to all academic departments for feedback, and compile a master list of faculty concerns to be presented to the appropriate administrator asking for remediation of these defects.

3. Consult with cyber security experts, including those within the UNH faculty, to determine whether the requirement to change faculty pass-words every six months actually serves the security needs of the faculty or university. The goal of should be to determine whether the requirement for changing passwords can be adjusted to a longer time period, or eliminated altogether.

4. Review Spring 2017 faculty technology survey, compile results and distribute through senators to all academic departments. Seek feedback from departments for revisions and additions to the survey. Develop a master list of concerns and present the results to the appropriate administrator asking for remediation, making recommendations if appropriate.

5. Obtain from the Senior Vice Provost an accounting of the costs involved in the Student Success Collaborative (or SSC, now myWildcat Success), with an assessment of the benefits to students and faculty, a detailed discussion of the program’s metrics for evaluating students, a detailed discussion of the administration’s expectations for faculty participation in the SSC, including additional workload.

6. Send out request to all academic departments seeking feedback on the redesign of department websites and develop a master list of concerns expressed by faculty.

7. Investigate VIVO and how It will effect faculty and report back to the full senate.

Standing Charge

The charges from the Agenda Committee shall comprise the major and first-order work of the Information Technology Committee. However, the Committee may pursue additional issues in pursuit of its mission, stated above. If the additional issue interferes with the timelines stated in the charges above, the Committee must receive permission from the Agenda Committee before proceeding. If the additional interest does not interfere with the established timelines, the Committee must inform the Agenda Committee.

Information Technology Committee Membership 2018-19

  • Patricia Puccilli, Nursing, CHHS, chair
  • Maryann Clark, Decision Sciences, PCBE
  • John Gibson, Mathematics & Statistics, CEPS
  • Moein Khanlari, Marketing, PCBE
  • Inchan Kim, Decision Sciences, PCBE
  • Matt Magnusson, Computer Science, CEPS
  • George Roth, Management, PCBE
  • Skip Tenczar, UNH-Manchester
  • Joseph Terry, Communication, COLA
  • Sarah Theimer, Library