Academic Technology Governance Council
The Academic Technology Governance Council was created to ensure that technology services are more effectively aligned throughout the University and to enable the faculty and academic areas to participate directly in providing strategic direction in technology decision-making for campus.
The Academic Technology Governance Council is comprised of 14 members, including faculty from each school as well as Guildhall and Faculty Senate; representatives of the SMU libraries and the provost’s office; and Jason Warner, leader of the Academic Technology Team within OIT. The council chair is James Quick, Associate Vice President for Research, Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Earth Sciences.
The council serves as a primary steward of SMU’s academic technology strategy. Academic leaders serving on the Council will maintain an understanding of the academic technology needs of their school or organization while also advocating for technologies that enhance the capabilities of the University as a whole. Key responsibilities of members include providing input to the annual update of their school or unit’s academic technology strategy, helping to prioritize academic computing projects, providing input to service levels, advocating for SMU’s IT users, and serving as an ambassador to OIT.
Members of the council
| Amit Basu
| Katherine Engel, Tom Fomby, and Elfi Kraka
| Mark Nausha
| Nathan Cortez
| Halit Uster
| David Sedman
| Anthony Cuevas
| Theodore Walker
| Sreekumar Bhaskaran
| Mary Boyd
| James Quick
|| Provost’s Office
Information Technology Leadership Council
Information Technology Leadership Council was formed to ensure that IT strategy is developed with input from academic and business areas.
The IT Leadership Council is comprised of 6 members representing the Academic Technology Council, Research, Provost, Business and Finance, and OIT. The council is chaired by the Chief Information Officer, Joe Gargiulo.
The council’s objective is to balance and prioritize academic and administrative computing needs by taking feedback from the Academic Technology Council, the campus community, and the Office of Information Technology. Key responsibilities of members include providing guidance to technology strategy, helping prioritize projects, providing input to service levels, advocating for SMU’s IT users, and serving as an ambassador to OIT.
Founding members of the council are as follows:
||Academic Technology Council Chair
||Business and Finance Senior Manager
||IT Senior Manager