Academic Computing Committee
Annual Report, 2003-04

The Faculty Constitution charges the Committee on Academic Computing to advise "the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean regarding policies, procedures, planning, needs and faculty expectations related to providing and maintaining effective and sufficient equipment and personnel for meeting the changing needs of the faculty and students for academic computing resources."

This year, the Committee on Academic Computing acted as a significant source of faculty input in the stratetgic planning process and in the deliberations of the Information Technology Advisory Committee.  

The early portion of the academic year was devoted to systematic thought about the tasks that constitute academic computing and our relative strengths and weaknesses in supporting those tasks.

As the strategic planning process evolved, the Committee suggested several additions to the strategic planning document, including a feasibility assessment of a laptop program and the migration of the academic computing specialists to Academic Affairs.  

The remainder of the year will be focused on translating existing academic computing needs into a job description for a third academic computing specialist.

The Chair wishes to thank the Committee members for their diligence and energy during an exceptionally busy year for academic computing.  The members of the Committee are as follows:

Bryan Bibb, Ross McClain, David Moffett, Paul Rasmussen, Dan Sloughter, Tom Kazee, Richard Nelson, Ken Peterson,
Susan Dunnavant (Resource), Jane Love (Resource), Greg Rumsey (Resource), Scott Salzman (Resource), and Maggie Strickland (Resource).

Respectfully submitted,
Ken Peterson

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