Information Technology Team

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Team Membership

Thirteen-member team: one Law School representative; one Dental School representative; one library representative; one IDS representative; two students; two administrative or staff representatives; one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members; and two elected representatives of the McNichols faculty; two representatives ITS staff will be ex officio members of the team

Reports to Vice President for Business and Finance and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs


3 faculty representatives 

Shadi Bani Taan, Mathematics & Computer Science, College of Engineering & Science (term expires 3/2015)

loannis Sauldatos, Mathematics & Computer Science, College of Engineering & Science (term expries 3/2016)

Rita Barrios, Computer & Information Systems, College of Liberal Arts & Education (term expires 3/2015) (MFA)

2 administrative or staff representatives

Ken Palazzolo, Director, Enterprise Information System (term expires 8/2014)

Edward G. Tracy, Associate Vice President, Information Technology Services (term expires 8/2014)

2 ex officio staff representatives of ITS

TBA (term expires 8/2013)

Martin Frankhouse, Network Manager, Information Technology Services (term expires 8/2013)

1 Library representative

Sara Martin, Associate Dean for Technical Services and Library Systems, McNichols Campus Library (term expires 8/2015)

1 Instructional Design Studio representative

Anthony Cressey, Instructional Designer, Instructional Design Studio (term expires 8/2014)

1 Dental School representative

Walter Lim, Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry (term expires 8/2014)

1 Law School representative

Chris Congdon (term expires 8/2014)

2 student representatives

TBD (term expires 8/2014)

TBD (term expires 8/2014)

2013-2014 Charge

  • Identify departments and academic programs where technology is underutilized (1.2.3)
  • Implement lecture capture solutions and archive content to allow students to revisit important learning experiences (2.4.1)
  • Survey the University population and recommend a communication solution(s) that addresses the volume and targeting concerns of the University students, faculty, and administration.
  • Identify a list of the advantages and disadvantages to a "Cloud" for UDM.
  • Draft a formal disaster recovery plan and recommendations for appropriate distribution.

Note: Numbers indicate the corresponding 2012-2017 University Strategic Plan action steps Click here to view

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Establish, in consultation with the Vice President for Business and Finance and/or the Provost/VPAA, goals for the academic year.
  • Provide recommendations to Vice President for Business and Finance and/or Provost/VPAA and the information technology staff of the university about planning for academic technology needs.
  • Provide recommendations on technology needs regarding the development of online/hybrid courses/programs and courseware.
  • Make recommendations regarding software; web standards; planning for IT infrastructure, and strategic IT planning for the university.
  • As requested by the Vice President for Business and Finance and/or Provost/VPAA, monitor and provide guidance to other IT committees and groups.  The team reserves the right to appoint permanent or case specific liaisons to such committees and groups.
  • Provide ongoing reports to and consultation with the Vice President for Business and Finance and/or Provost/VPAA.
  • Keep the university community informed of committee activities by providing summary minutes of meetings and reports to (sharedgovernance(at)  Information will be posted to the shared governance website ( The secretary of the committee is responsible for these postings and for informing Campus Connections of new postings. If there is no secretary identified for the committee, a member should be selected who is responsible for this task.

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