Bylaws of the
Information Technology Committee


Faculty members shall be elected by their undergraduate schools through Faculty Senate nominations made during the Spring semester. Two weeks after the Faculty Senate has acknowledged the nominations, the Faculty Senate will oversee the general election where faculty members in each School elect the nominated representatives for their School. Administrative faculty will be elected by their constituents. All members shall be elected for two-year, staggered terms. All ex-officio appointments will be appointed by their respective Dean or Director.

Membership shall be based on the following distribution.



School of Business Faculty (AAUP)


School of Education and Professional Studies Faculty (AAUP)


School of Technology Faculty (AAUP)


School of Arts and Sciences Faculty (AAUP)


Natural Sciences - Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Physics/ES


Social and Behavioral Sciences – Anthropology, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Communication , Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Soc Work


Humanities – English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy


Fine Arts – Art, Music, Theater, Graphic Design


Mathematics/Computer Science – Mathematics, Computer Science


Library Faculty (AAUP)


Administrative Faculty (AFSCME)


Ex Officio Appointments (all non-voting)

Dean, School of Arts & Sciences


Dean, School of Business


Dean, School of Education and Professional Studies


Dean, School of Technology


Director of Library Services


Chief Information Officer


Director of Media Services



Total :28

(21 voting)


I. Organization

A. Elections

1. The Information Technology Committee (ITC) shall organize itself as follows:

  1. The Election Committee shall begin in February to solicit a slate of potential officers to lead ITC for the following year. The officers must be current ITC members representing academic departments and will consist of a chair, vice chair and secretary. 

  2. Officers for the following year shall be voted on by secret ballot and decided by majority vote. This election shall be the first agenda item following approval of the minutes during the last regularly scheduled meeting of the academic year. Officers shall formally assume their duties immediately before adjournment of this meeting.

  3. The new officers shall set a time and place for the first meeting to occur after the first week but not later than the fourth week of the fall semester. The officers shall inform the membership of this meeting in writing and/or via electronic mail.

B. Duties of the Officer

1. The Chair

  1. Shall call and preside at all meetings.

  2. Shall draw up and circulate an agenda at least 10 days in advance of each monthly or special meeting.

  3. Shall represent ITC at the Faculty Senate, in all other University matters or provide for representation.

  4. May participate in debate as any other member, and vote in case of a tie.

  5. Shall serve a one-year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

2. The Vice Chair

  1. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall assume all of the chair’s duties. If the chair cannot complete the term, then the vice chair shall become the chair for the remainder of the term.

  2. If the vice chair is vacated prior to the expiration of the term, a special election shall be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting following normal procedures for electing officers.

  3. Shall serve a one-year term and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

3. The Secretary

  1. Shall keep a record of the proceedings of each meeting, including a correct statement of every motion made and the manner in which it was disposed; the names of the members of all committees and of all other officers of the body; a true copy of every resolution acted upon, with the affirmative and negative votes cast thereon; and all other transactions of each session and its meetings.

  2. Shall be responsible for maintaining the permanent records of ITC and the distribution of ITC minutes to all ITC members and other required or interested parties within 20 days following the meeting.

  3. By the second meeting of each academic year shall distribute copies of the duties and responsibilities of ITC and its bylaws to all members.

4. Committees

  1. The Election Committee

  1. Shall consist of three members elected at the February meeting and shall oversee the elections of officers.

  2. Members of the Election Committee shall recluse themselves form the Election Committee if they are nominated for office.

  1. Special Committees may be formed to investigate or consider special matters.

II. Floor Procedures

  1. Robert’s Rules of Order, in its latest edition, shall be considered authoritative for all questions of parliamentary procedure.

  2. The Chair shall provide each member with a copy of any main motion for general business at least ten (10) days in advance of the meeting at which that main motion is to be voted on. However, upon a unanimous concurrence of the ITC members present this 10-day advance may be waived.

  3. The chair shall include on the agenda any item proposed by any ITC member. If not included in time for inclusion on that month’s agenda, it will be included on the following month’s agenda.

  4. Regular ITC meetings shall be held each month of the academic year, but if the chair determines that there are no significant committee reports, old business or new business for the agenda, then the chair may postpone a regular meeting to the next month.

  5. On the petition of any five (5) members of the ITC, the chair must call a special meeting within two calendar weeks of receipt of the petition unless a regular meeting is scheduled within three weeks of receipt of the petition. The chair has authority to call a special meeting. The agenda for a special meeting must be circulated 10 days in advance.

  6. A quorum at any regular or special meeting will consist of more than 50% of voting members and represent at least two schools. The quorum for the Election and special committees shall not be less than one-third of its membership or two (2) persons, whichever is greater.

  7. The order of business normally shall be: call to order, approval of minutes of the previous meeting, announcements, committee reports, old business, new business, and adjournment.


III. Amendments and Changes in Bylaws

  1. Amendments and additions to the bylaws may be made by a vote of three-fifths of the members present at a regularly scheduled meeting, provided a quorum is present.


IV. Functions and Responsibilities

  1. To recommend strategies for the use of information technology to further the teaching and research goals of faculty.

  2. To recommend and assess policies for the use of information technology resources in an academic environment - in class, between classes and online.

  3. To serve as a faculty advocate and provide advice to Information Services, the Media Center the library, and IT providers in each School.

  4. To suggest areas for training of faculty and promote the use of information technology in all academic endeavors.

  5. To foster the use of information technology as a means of improving communication and a sense of community among the faculty.

  6. To identify and disseminate best practices in the educational use of information technology.

  7. To identify priorities for faculty use of technology and contribute to the University’s strategic planning initiatives by providing specific feedback to campus units responsible for University planning.

Approved by the Faculty Senate May 7th, 2001

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