Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT)

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Igor Dolgov

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Board Website (if applicable)

https://nmsu.instructure.com/courses/273108

Official Name of the Board

Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT)

Effective date of establishment

08/2004

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Provost

Scope of Impact

System

Type of Board

Standing

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. FACT publishes a newsletter aimed at updating faculty across campus regarding critical technology issues. It can be found at http://fact.nmsu.edu.

Authority

Advisory to the Office of the Provost

MEMBERSHIP

What is the process for selecting a chair?

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

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Igor Dolgov

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Alisa Gonzalez

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Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Igor Dolgov

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Richard Oliver

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Additional Membership Details

Members are appointed by

By 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

Please describe how the membership is representative.

The faculty represent their constituent groups (e.g., colleges) 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 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.

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 and/or contacts faculty in a given college directly.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Connie Deblieck Voting Member
Barbara Chamberlin Voting Member
Tim Chappell Voting Member
Julia Parra Voting Member
Christopher Aiken Voting Member
Joe Song Voting Member
Liang Sun Voting Member
Alisa Gonzalez Voting Member
Richard Oliver Voting Member
Igor Dolgov Voting Member
Alexandria Beatty Non-voting Member
Norma Grijalva Non-voting Member
Robbie Grant Non-voting Member
Michelle Lebsock Non-voting Member
Greg Fant Non-voting Member
Jennifer Chandler Non-voting Member
Randey Bamford Non-voting Member
Brook Milligan Non-voting Member
Francisco Martinez Non-voting Member
Ron Logan Non-voting Member
John Roberts Non-voting Member
Diana Dugas Non-voting Member
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 2-4 times per year.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

FACT Fall 2017 Meeting Dates
FACT September 8
Joint FACT/STAC Meeting October 6
FACT November 10
Joint FACT/STAC Meeting December 1

FACT Spring 2018 Meeting Dates
FACT February 2
FACT March 9
FACT April 13
Joint FACT/STAC Meeting May 4

FACT meets 12:00-1:30pm, Joint meetings are 11:45-1:30pm

Major Accomplishments

The FACT committee consults with faculty, staff, student and administrative representatives on a large variety of important issues including: NMSU Online, HLC Accreditation, the High-Performance Computing cluster, CRM Advise, NMSU Policy Rule 6.55, Team 3, TIG External Review, Cyber Infrastructure Architect issues, College Scheduler, VDI Rollout, Student Printing, Bicycle Sharing on
Campus, Basic Online Course Check, Canvas Announcement Policies, REDCap Evaluation, Provost's Syllabus Tool, Academic Originality Checkers, Canvas Updates and Roadmap, new Adobe Connect LTI,
Banner XE Rollout, Digital Signage, Aggie Innovation Space and Local Video Recording Storage Management Policies. An important role that the faculty members of the FACT committee serve is to report current technology related events and alerts back to each of their academic units. Additionally, the members of the FACT committee report concerns from their business units that are either addressed by the committee and/or forwarded on to the appropriate campus units and/or published in the FACT Newsletter.


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