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Academic Computing Committee

FY 2020 - 21 Proposal Cycle

The Office of the Vice President for Information Technology has made an allocation of $100,000 available for fiscal year 2021 to replace or upgrade obsolete computers in existing labs. This amount is less than normal due to current budget constraints.

The Academic Computing Committee (ACC), under the authority of the Faculty Senate, is tasked with soliciting and evaluating proposals and recommending distribution of the funds. The committee will consider proposals to enhance the use of existing labs, peripheral devices, and additional computers, provided they would be used within spaces already allotted for labs.

Before submitting a request, proposers are advised to contact the ACC representative for your college or division for advice and/or clarification and/or request forms.

The forms may be downloaded here:

ACC Proposal Instructions FY 2020-21

ACC Proposal Template FY 2020-21

ACC Proposal Budget FY 2020-21

Application signature pages due to College Dean 1/15/2021
Final assessment of previous awardees submitted to Special Assistant VPIT 1/29/2021 5:00 PM
Dean/Manager assessments submitted to Special Assistant VPIT 1/29/2021 5:00 PM
Representatives upload completed applications 1/29/2021 5:00 PM

Function and Meeting Information:

Reviews proposals and makes recommendations to the senate for utilization of student computing funds. May also be called on to review budgets, policies and procedures relating to the academic use of computing resources. Serves as a liaison between information technology and the university faculty via the senate. The committee is comprised of one faculty member per college, plus one University Libraries representative.

The ACC typically meets five times a year and the committee’s work is primarily undertaken in February.

In the fall, the committee meets with the Special Assistant to the Vice President for Information Technology for about two hours to discuss funding priorities. In the spring, members review proposals and make recommendations for funding. The chair has the additional responsibilities of revising proposal documents and reporting the committee's recommendations to the Senate.

2020 - 2021 Members

Please note: committee appointments for the 2020-21 academic year are effective through August 31, 2021. The senate is in the process of making appointments for the 2021-22 academic year and updates will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester.

Academic Computing Committee College Term Exp Email
Dr. Adam Vaughan Applied Arts 2021
Dr. Marcos Sivitanides Business 2021
Dr. Harriet Glossof Education 2023
Dr. Sean Justice Fine Arts and Communication 2022
Dr. Barbara Hewitt Health Professions 2023
Dr. Matthew Juge, Chair Liberal Arts 2021
Dr. Logan Trujillo Liberal Arts 2023
Dr. Shane Yost Science and Engineering 2021
Ms. Mary Aycock Library 2022
Mr. Whitten Smart VPIT ex officio
Ms. Missy Ellis VPIT ex officio
Mr. Jose Rodriguez VPIT ex officio
Mr. Kevin McCarty VPSA rep
Dr. Duane Knudson Provost appointee