ITGC Academic & Research Technology
To enhance academic programs at UTHealth Houston through the innovative use of technology by analyzing, coordinating, implementing and maintaining academic applications 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.
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.
The Academic Technology Sub-committee derives its authority from the Information Technology Governance Committee (ITGC), and will make recommendations to the ITGC for consideration.
- Kevin A. Morano, PhD
Senior Vice President, Chief Academic Officer ad interim
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, McGovern Medical School (Co-Chair)
- Amar Yousif, MBA
Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Co-Chair)
- Kathleen Kreidler
Associate Vice President, Sponsored Projects Administration
- Sujatha Sridhar, MBBS
Executive Director Research Compliance, Education, and Support Services
- Michael Tramonte, MBA, CPA
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer
- Connie Wooldridge
Associate Vice President of Administrative and Academic Technologies
Since the range of technology deployed within the academic mission of UTHealth Houston 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.
- MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Bill Mattox, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education (or designee);
Michael Valladolid, Systems & Applications Specialist III
- McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Patricia Butler, MD, Vice Dean for Educational Programs (or designee);
Bassel Choucair, Associate Vice President of IT User Experience and Support
- UT Health Houston School of Biomedical Informatics
Susan Fenton, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic & Curricular Affairs (or designee);
Emin Saglamer, Director, Educational Technology
- UTHealth Houston 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 at UTHealth Houston
Cathy L Rozmus, PhD, RN, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (or designee);
Linda Crays, MA, Director, Director, Educational Technology
- UTHealth Houston School of Public Health
Susan Tortolero-Emery, PhD, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic & Research Affairs (or designee);
Erin Adkins, Senior Manager, Systems Analysis and Programming
Since the range of applications across UTHealth Houston 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.
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 is the responsibility of the Co-Chairmen. The Co-Chairmen shall also be responsible for the minutes, and meeting minutes will be maintained in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Enhance academic programs at UTHealth Houston 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.
To accomplish this task, it is expected that members will have the authority to represent the interests of their constituencies with consideration for UTHealth Houston as a whole; share information with the Sub-committee on current and future capabilities and needs for academic technology; 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 Houston by being centralized while other academic technology can best serve the needs 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, and it is not a project steering team.
The Sub-committee will help define the strategic direction of academic technology across all areas of UTHealth Houston 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 Houston, and recommending the allocation of resources in accordance with university priorities.
The Sub-committee may also review and adopt policies for the application of academic information technology on an institution-wide basis.
Date modified: 3/6/2023