Faculty Senate Forms Ad Hoc Committee on Information Technology
The Faculty Senate decided Monday to form a committee that will hopefully help the group better understand what's going on with information technology on campus.
The idea was presented by Sen. Charles Higgins, associate professor of neuroscience, who said he would like to see undergraduate and graduate student representatives join with a handful of faculty senators and representatives of several IT groups on campus to collaborate and be informed of upcoming IT issues.
Because nobody can get by in the current era without using computers and because information technology is decentralized on campus, he said, "It seems like this committee is a wise idea."
He suggested it as an ad hoc, or temporary, committee that could meet for two or three years before the Faculty Senate decides whether to add it as a standing committee.
"If we don't like it, we can disband it at any point," he said.
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