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Technology Policy & Advisory Committee (TPAC)

TPAC Agendas and Minutes 20/21  (Accessible to Campus Community)
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Meetings are held:  Every other Monday
Time:  1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location:  ***Meeting Virtually, via MS TEAMS, as of March 2020***
Fall 2020 - September 14, 28; October 12, 26; November 9, 30
Spring 2021
 - January 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 29; April 12, 26

Voting Member List
VOTING MEMBERS 20/21 SEAT (Representing)
Samuel Clarke CoBA 19-21
Lauren Magnuson Library 20-22
Staci Beavers CHABSS 19-21, TPAC Chair 20/21
Anthony Matranga CEHHS 19-21
Ali Ahmadinia Faculty At-large  20-22
Afra Panahi CSTEM 20-22
Ex Officio Member List
Kevin Morningstar                                                     Dean, IITS
Barbara Taylor Director, IITS  (Staff Representative as Appointed by Dean of IITS)
VACANT Student Representative
VACANT Student Representative

Committee Charge:  The work of the Technology Policy & Advisory Committee shall include:

  1. Drafting policies under the jurisdiction of the Academic Senate as they relate to the academic uses of information   technology. 
  2. Coordinating with other standing and special committees in formulating, reviewing, and recommending all policies and procedures related to the academic uses of information technology. 
  3. Advising the Academic Senate and other members of the university community involved in planning, development, implementation and application of technology campus-wide, and assisting in the communication and collaboration between, and among various constituencies and communities of technology users. Examples may include, but are not limited to, issues that emerge from the use of technology to support teaching and learning, research, faculty professional development, online instruction, accessibility, copyright, software licensing, the generation and use of electronic databases, email, systems and servers, networks and network security, the campus wireless environment, and emerging technologies. 
  4. Preparing an annual report on the state of technology, online instruction at CSUSM, and relevant emerging technologies and trends.  This report should be 2-5 pages and may be based on, among other sources, a survey of faculty, information from Academic Programs, and college and campus strategic planning documents. This report is not a substitute for a year-end report to the Senate. In pursuit of these duties, the committee may create ad hoc subcommittees.