Faculty Technology Committee

The Faculty Technology Committee recommends to President’s Council innovative applications of technology that promote learning outcomes and scholarly activities, monitors the implementation of those applications and recommends enhancements to existing applications.

Functions
  • Solicit and collect recommendations from the faculty and students on technology advances along with their view of the benefits of the advance to the college.

  • Consult with the Office of Technology and Information Services on the potential positive and negative effects of suggested technology advances and request implementation cost and schedule.

  • Perform cost-benefit analysis and recommend those advances that produce the most urgently needed outcomes and most cost effective impact.

  • Meet periodically with the chief information officer to monitor the implementation progress of approved advances.

  • Maintain a list of chronic problems with and enhancements to the existing technology aimed at learning outcomes and scholarly activity. Periodically review these with the CIO to uncover remedies and, where appropriate, their cost and implementation schedule. The committee then proposes the most favorable remedy to the President’s Council.

  • Keep abreast of the use of technology in academia at other colleges and universities (with particular attention paid to our peer colleges), as well as the high schools and grammar schools into which we place our student teachers and graduates.

  • Conduct studies and make recommendations on technology issues and policies; facilitate communication among faculty, the CIO and other campus technology committees.

Membership
Sixteen members aided by the CIO as a consultant and two student advisors.
  • three Full-time faculty members

  • six Full-time faculty members

  • library faculty representative

  • library faculty representative

  • online organizational management faculty representative

  • academic dean (ex officio)

  • academic dean (ex officio)

  • dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies (ex officio)

  • provost (ex officio)

  • chief information officer (ex officio)

  • a student representative from each campus

Notes
  • Faculty and student members will be appointed by the academic deans from among those who volunteer for the committee.

  • Re-appointment of three members (one Brooklyn, two L.I.) will take place every three years.

  • The chair will be a faculty member elected annually by the core members.

Meetings

The committee meets at least two times a semester according to a schedule published at the beginning of the academic year. The committee chair solicits agenda items at least one week before each meeting. Each meeting will be divided into three parts.

The first part of the meeting is attended by all committee members (17 members) and the student advisers and is open to faculty and students to promote a dialogue between these groups and the committee.

The second part of the meeting is attended by all committee members. The third part of the meeting is attended by the 12 faculty members as a summary reflective session to evaluate the information provided by all participants and to assign tasks to be completed before the next meeting.

Periodically, the chair meets with the CIO to discuss status of those initiatives in the implementation process and will report on the status to the committee.

Minutes
The minutes will be distributed to the faculty, students and committee members within one week after the meeting. A copy of the minutes will be sent to the Faculty Interests Council for archiving.

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