University Technology Advisory Committee

UST's board of trustees ad hoc Committee on Information Resources and Technologies reported:

"We feel we should focus on how we can employ technologies and access to information resources to aid us in reaching other university goals – building community as we strive to increase living space for our students, increasing opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom, examining how we will model our university to embrace changing demographics, providing connectivity and opportunities for communication among our alumni worldwide. The true goal for us is the employment of the technology tools to build engagement and support among all generations of the university."

With that focus in mind, Information Resources and Technologies (IRT) engages the community through advisory committees to ensure our services are in support of the university's mission and governance.

The University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) charge is to make recommendations for technology directions, guide policies, plans and priorities for system and service selections to IRT leadership and to assist in drafting and revising the IRT Plan that is part of UST's Strategic Planning Process. UTAC consists of representatives from many units across the university.

Current UTAC Committee Members:

Lisa Burke, Dr. Karen Lange, Dan Gjelten, Chris Gregg, Jennifer Haas, Eric Rawdon, Elizabeth Houle, Jeffrey Jaliko, Sam Levy, Bhabani Misra, William Raffield, Elizabeth Smith, Mark Vangsgard, Scott Yilek, Kris Bunton, Chelley Vician, Debasish Mallick, Mathew Lu, Katzie Truso, Adam Holtz, Terry Eggert

UTAC Agenda Topics for 2012-13

  1. IRT Futures Group
  2. Intranet/Sharepoint Project
  3. Mobile Computing and Bandwidth
  4. Storage Issues
  5. eContent

UTAC History
As an outgrowth of the Learning Architecture Planning Initiative (LAPI) in 2002-03, the University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) was formed.
The committee used task forces to focus on four issues that emerged from LAPI. These task forces completed several timely reports. The final reports from these task forces are available below:

Software Aquisition and Distribution (Spring 2003)
Copyright and Intelectual Property (December 2003)
Classroom Technology (June 2003)
Mobile Computing (2003)

Other UTAC Studies and Reports
IRT Plan Executive Summary (February 2009)
IRT Plan (February 2009)
UST Google Apps Pilot (PPT) (Spring 2010)
IRT Faculty Survey (Spring 2010)