Total Cost of Information Technology

Fall
2006
Resolution Number: 
11.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Technology
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, Information technology continues to evolve in ways that can be utilized to enhance the student learning experience within every form and modality of instruction; and

Whereas, Both systemwide and local information technologies and infrastructures continue to be underfunded such that these expenditure efforts are often an uncoordinated patchwork effort sustaining mismatched technologies without ever considering the total cost of utilizing these technologies;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges work with the System Office in the development of the Technology III Plan to ensure the allocation of appropriate funding to colleges for the total cost of ownership, including the related planning and professional development associated with such ownership; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges reiterate the need for involvement of faculty and other college constituencies in the review of college/district technology plans to ensure the coordination of technology efforts to best utilize the technology funds that a college/district receives. MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates

Summary: 
Work with the System Office in the development of the Technology III Plan to ensure the allocation of appropriate funding to colleges for the total cost of ownership, including the related planning and professional development associated with such ownership; and reiterate the need for involvement of faculty and other college constituencies in the review of college/district technology plans to ensure the coordination of technology efforts to best utilize the technology funds that a college/district receives.
Status Report: 

The Committee liaisons met with the TTAC representatives on four occasions and one retreat to advise them on input into the Tech III plan and updates. Executive Committee Liaisons will continue this.