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ITGC Academic & Research Technology

Purpose:

Enhance academic programs at UTHealth through the innovative use of technology by analyzing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining academic applications of information technology in the schools, and centrally through academic technology and administrative technology to:

  • Promote common approaches,
  • Prioritize needs and
  • Share technology, applications, tools and techniques to improve effectiveness and efficiency as defined by the Sub-Committee.

Scope:

Academic systems including:

  • Technology used to support students and faculty
  • Systems used to manage, monitor or report on the academic mission of the university
  • Production level systems.
  • Systems that represent themselves as systems of record for the university or school.
  • Systems that extract data from, or feed data to, other academic systems as defined by the Sub-Committee.

Authority:

The Academic Technology Sub-committee derives its authority from the Information Technology Governance Committee (ITGC), and will make recommendations to the ITGC for consideration.


Membership

Co-Chairmen

  • Eric Solberg
    Vice President, Academic & Research Affairs (Co-Chair)
  • Amar Yousif
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Co-Chair)

Subcommittee Members

Administration
  • Michael R. Blackburn, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer
    Interim Dean of Research, McGovern Medical School
  • Kathleen Kreidler
    Associate Vice President, Sponsored Projects Administration
  • Eric Solberg
    Vice President, Academic & Research Affairs (Co-Chair)
  • Sujatha Sridhar, MBBS
    Executive Director Research Compliance, Education, and Support Services
  • Michael Tramonte
    Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer
  • Connie Wooldridge
    Associate Vice President of Administrative and Academic Technologies
  • Amar Yousif
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Co-Chair)
Optional/By Invitation

Since the range of technology deployed within the academic mission of UTHealth is so wide it is expected that subject matter experts will be invited to participate in meetings as appropriate to understand and discuss the topics.

Schools
  • MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School:  
    Bill Mattox, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education (or designee);
    Michael Valladolid, Systems & Applications Specialist III
  • McGovern Medical School:  
    Patricia Butler, MD, Vice Dean for Educational Programs (or designee);
    Bassel Choucair, Associate Vice President of IT User Experience and Support
  • School of Biomedical Informatics:  
    Susan Fenton, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic & Curricular Affairs (or designee);
    Emin Saglamer, Director, Educational Technology
  • School of Dentistry:  
    Robert D. Spears, PhD  Associate Dean for Student & Academic Affairs (or designee);
    Richard “Hal” Halpin, EdD, Manager, Educational Technology
  • Cizik School of Nursing:  
    Cathy L Rozmus, PhD, RN, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (or designee);
    Linda Crays, MA, Director, Director, Educational Technology
  • School of Public Health:  
    Susan Tortolero-Emery, PhD, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic & Research Affairs (or designee);
    Krishna Sankhavaram, Executive Director, Information Technology
Other Attendees

Since the range of applications across UTHealth is so large it is expected that subject matter experts will regularly be invited to participate in meetings as appropriate to understand and discuss the topics.

Term of Membership:

There are no fixed terms.  The memberships will be reviewed annually by the Co-Chairmen.

Meetings

The Academic Technology Sub-committee will meet at least quarterly.  Any of the members may call a special meeting at any time.  Scheduling the time, date and place of the Sub-committee meetings shall be the responsibility of the Co-Chairmen of the Sub-committee.  The Co-Chairmen shall also be responsible for the minutes of the meetings.  Meeting minutes will be maintained in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Charge

Enhance academic programs at UTHealth through the innovative use of technology by analyzing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining academic applications of information technology in the schools, and centrally through academic technology and administrative technology to:

  • Promote common approaches,
  • Prioritize needs and
  • Share technology, applications, tools and techniques to improve effectiveness and efficiency as defined by the Sub-Committee.

To accomplish this task it is expected that members will:

  • Have the authority to represent the interests of their constituencies with consideration for UTHealth as a whole.
  • Share information with the sub-committee on current and future capabilities and needs for academic technology as defined by the Sub-Committee.
  • Seek commonality where possible to promote resource sharing.
  • Anticipate future needs to allow time for collaboration.
  • Accept that some academic technology can best serve the needs of UTHealth by being centralized while other academic technology can best serve the needs of UTHealth by being decentralized.
  • Share deliberations of the sub-committee with their constituencies.

The sub-committee will not focus on departmental concerns or day-to-day operations.  The sub-committee is not a project steering team.

 The sub-committee will help define the strategic direction of academic technology across all areas of UTHealth by:

  • identifying and evaluating opportunities for the application of technology to academic functions of the university,
  • recommending priorities based on the requirements and resources of the UTHealth, and
  • recommending the allocation of resources in accordance with UTHealth priorities.

The sub-committee may also review and adopt policies for the application of academic information technology on an institution-wide basis.

Date modified: 10/30/2020