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CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameRichard Oliver
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD
Official Name of the BoardFaculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT)
Board Website (if applicable)https://nmsu.instructure.com/courses/273108
Effective date of establishment08/2004
Authorizing Body or OfficialProvost
Type of BoardStanding
Scope of ImpactSystem
Purpose

FACT is comprised of faculty including community college members. The focus of the committee is to identify classroom and web technology needs at the institutional level. The committee and ex-officio members provide input about current technology topics and recommend significant technology initiatives. The members of the committee ensure that a faculty voice contributes to the decision making process about technologies while also ensuring that the goals of the University are met.
Of note: FACT has started publishing a newsletter at http://fact.nmsu.edu.

Authority

Advisory to the Office of the Provost

MEMBERSHIP
Chair for Current Year
NameRichard Oliver
Chair for Next Year
NameRichard Oliver
Co-chair NameIgor Dolgov
Additional Membership Details
What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Per the FACT Committee By-Laws, representation of FACT will consist of at least one faculty member from each college (Art & Science, Business, Engineering, Health and Social Services, Agriculture, and the library) including Dona Ana Community College. Faculty members are appointed by the Deans of their colleges. There shall be one member who will be representative of the Faculty Senate, this is either the Faculty Senate Chair or appointed by the Faculty Senate Chair. The Faculty Senate representative cannot be the same member representing a college. Members shall be employed by NMSU and classified as a faculty member, teaching at least one course. Members shall serve for at least three academic years not exceeding four years. Members who have completed their term may provide a recommendation or nomination for a replacement. Nominations can be made by the faculty’s respective college through the dean, department head, or FACT member. Nominations from others not listed can also be submitted to FACT for consideration. Ex-Officio members include Chief Information Officer, Associate Vice President, ICT Director/Deputy CIO, Provost or designee, Faculty Senate Chair, IIQ Representative, FACT Coordinator, and Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) representative. Ex-Officio members are appointed by their supervisors. Any additional members are voted on by the FACT committee, such as Member-at-Large.

Members are appointed byBy Position
Position appointment description

Faculty members who have completed their term may provide a recommendation or nomination for a replacement. Nominations can be made by the faculty’s respective college through the dean, department head, or FACT member. Nominations from others not listed can also be submitted to FACT for consideration. Upon term completion or vacancy, the FACT Chair emails the necessary college Dean to request a new member.

Is membership representative?Yes

The faculty represent their constituent groups in matters related to classroom and web technologies at the institutional level. The ex-officio members provide input about current technology topics and recommend significant technology initiatives.

What are the terms of appointment?

Each faculty member serves a three year term. Terms are staggered to replace half the faculty members in the Spring term and half during the Fall term.

Are terms staggered?Yes
Are members subject to reappointment?Yes
Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Deans are asked to appoint replacement members.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Faculty members who have completed their term may provide a recommendation or nomination for a replacement. Nominations can be made by the faculty’s respective college through the dean, department head, or FACT member. Nominations from others not listed can also be submitted to FACT for consideration. Upon term completion or vacancy, the FACT Chair emails the necessary college Dean to request a new member.

What is the process for selecting a chair?

The standard nomination and voting process is used in the committee.

Voting Members
Number of voting members10
Voting Member 1 NameConnie Deblieck
TitleMember
DepartmentHealth and Social Services
Voting Member 2 NameAnn Bock
TitleMember
DepartmentACES
Voting Member 3 NameDonna Alden
TitleMember
DepartmentDACC-English and Communications
Voting Member 4 NameJulia Parra
TitleMember
DepartmentMember at Large
Voting Member 5 NameZhen Chai
TitleMember
DepartmentEducation-Sped/CD
Voting Member 6 NameJoe Song
TitleMember
DepartmentArts and Sciences
Voting Member 7 NameIgor Dolgov
TitleVice-Chair
DepartmentArts and Sciences
Voting Member 8 NameRichard Oliver
TitleChair
DepartmentCollege of Business
Voting Member 9 NameTBA TBA
Titleto be appointed in fall 2016
DepartmentLibrary
Voting Member 10 NameAhmed Elaksher
TitleMember
DepartmentEngineering
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Members
Number of ex-officio/non-voting members8
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1 NameRichard Stupka
TitleMember
DepartmentSTAC Representative
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 2 NameNorma Grijalva
TitleMember
DepartmentAssociate VP, Chief Information Officer
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 3 NameSteve Leask
TitleMember
DepartmentAcademc Technology Manager
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 4 NameMichelle Lebsock
TitleMember
DepartmentIIQ, Academic Technology
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 5 NameGreg Fant
TitleMember
DepartmentAssociate VP, Deputy Provost
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 6 NameStuart Munson-McGee
TitleMember
DepartmentChair of the Faculty Senate
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 7 NameAraceli Hernandez
TitleMember
DepartmentProgram Specialist, ICT Student Technology
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 8 NameJohn Roberts
TitleMember
DepartmentChief Information Security Officer, Director, Enterprise IT
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

ICT and IIQ

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

Monthly during Fall and Spring semesters. Joint meetings with STAC three times per semester.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates

List of Meeting Dates (2015-2016)
FACT Sept. 11, 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC Sept. 25, 11:45am - 1pm
FACT Oct. 9, 12pm-1:30
FACT Nov. 13, 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC Dec 4, 11:45am - 1pm
FACT Feb. 12, 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC Feb. 26, 11:45am - 1pm
FACT March 11, 12pm-1:30
FACT April 8, 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC May 6, 11:45am - 1pm

List of Meeting Dates (2016-2017)
FACT Aug. 26, 2016 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC Sept. 6, 11:45am - 1pm
FACT Oct. 14, 12pm-1:30
FACT Nov. 18, 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC Dec. 2, 11:45am - 1pm
FACT Feb. 10, 2017 12pm-1:30
FACT Mar. 10, 12pm-1:30
FACT Apr. 21, 12pm-1:30
FACT/STAC May 5, 11:45am - 1pm

Major Accomplishments

1. In April 2015, FACT approved a motion to bring Turnitin originality checking software to NMSU. In September 2015, FACT was notified that buying originality checking software was on hold due to budget issues.
2. Discussion about email security, automatic email deletion (from “trash” folder), clutter folder in 365. From the September notes: “Deleted items are around for 30 days to user, and 14 additional days to sysadmin. Microsoft changed settings too. Goal is 44 days of storage for both servers.”
3. The FACT website, fact.nmsu.edu, was updated to the new NMSU wordpress theme. Julia Parra has changed reporting format to more timely after-meeting updates instead of a twice a year newsletter.
4. Discussion of SARA, correspondence course definition, and the NMSU online course review process https://learning.nmsu.edu/online-course-review/
5. Discussion of new software such as College Scheduler and Zoom. Discussion of upgrading existing software such as INB Banner to Banner XE and cloud vs. local storage. Discussion of renewing license for Canvas.
6. Discussion about digital signage and how control is divided between ICT and colleges
7. Demonstration of campus systems and pilot projects. i.e. Cisco cloud monitoring system for campus wireless; Virtual desktop interface pilot program - currently has 3 servers supporting up to 192 instances; STAC solar bench pilot project
8. Discussion about budget and IT governance Team 3
9. Ongoing discussion about communication channels and how best to reach faculty and students
10. Discussion about FACT membership/elections- Richard Oliver will remain chair for next year, Igor Dolgov elected vice-chair, need to fill rep positions from College of Ed, Library, and Faculty-Senate. Fall 2016-Spring 2017 FACT meeting schedule set.