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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The Committee on Educational Technology shall consist of the Dean for Academic Development and six members of the faculty, two from each division, elected for staggered terms of three years. Nonvoting members of the Committee shall include, from Information Technology Services, the Vice President for Information Technology and the Director of Educational Technology Services, and from the Libraries, the Coordinator of Library Systems. Elected members shall be ineligible for consecutive terms.

The Committee on Educational Technology shall choose its Chair from among the elected faculty members of the Committee.

The Committee on Educational Technology shall determine specific hardware and software standards for academic users at the college.

The Committee shall determine policies for the provision of hardware, software and support services to students and faculty.

The Committee shall recommend to the Provost the allocation of the fund for curricular initiatives in educational technology in a manner consistent with the long-range curricular priorities of the college.

The Committee shall work with the Director of Educational Technology to promote the appropriate use of educational technology in the curriculum and in scholarly research.

The Committee shall participate with the Committee on the Library and other appropriate committees and officers of the college in forming policies governing the appropriate use of information technology resources at the college, such as policies regarding privacy, academic integrity, copyright and fair use.

The Committee on Educational Technology shall prepare on a regular basis long-term plans for educational technology at the college. The Committee shall periodically review and asses progress toward the goals set forth in these plans, and it shall, as appropriate, review and assess the individual initiatives contributing to these goals. The Committee shall be informed of the operating, staffing and capital budget requests made by Information Technology Services for academic and curricular support, and the Committee may make recommendations on these requests to the provost.

The Committee on Educational Technology shall communicate regularly with the Committee on Academic Priorities so that the activities of the respective committees may inform and be informed by each other. The Committee on Educational Technology shall also meet periodically with representatives of the student body.

The elected members of the Committee on Educational Technology shall communicate regularly with their respective divisional computing committees and/or other relevant divisional committees concerned with educational technology.

For a list of current CET members, please see:
www.smith.edu/cet/cet_mem.html

 


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