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Academic Computing Committee

FY 2018 - 19 Proposal Cycle

Approximately $500,000, originating from the student computing fee, has been made available by the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT) to provide for the enhancement of computing resources and technology available to Texas State students. The Academic Computing Committee (ACC), under the authority of the University Faculty Senate, has been charged with the responsibility of soliciting and evaluating proposals.

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 by early October, 2018. The forms may be downloaded here:

ACC Proposal Instructions FY 2018-19

ACC Proposal Template FY 2018-19

ACC Proposal Budget FY 2018-19

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 Library 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 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.

2018 - 2019 Members

Academic Computing Committee College Term Exp Email
Dr. Amy Benton Applied Arts 2021
Dr. Garry White, Chair Business 2019
Dr. Vivek Shah Business 2021
Ms. Jessica Burke Education 2020
Dr. Cindy Royal Fine Arts & Communication 2020
Dr. Barbara Hewitt Health Professions 2020
Dr. Matthew Juge Liberal Arts 2021
Dr. Shane Yost Science & Engineering 2021
Ms. Mary Aycock Library 2019
Dr. Carlos Solis VPIT ex officio
Mr. Jose Rodriguez VPIT ex officio
Mr. Kevin McCarty VPSA rep
Dr. Duane Knudson Provost appointee