The committee elicits opinions from the academic community and makes recommendations to the administration regarding the choice and availability of hardware resources and software applications, and the types of services that should be provided by Information Technology Services for students and faculty.
The Committee on Committees selects one tenured or tenure-track faculty member from each school (plus the library) to serve on the committee. Academic faculty membership is restricted to tenured or tenure-track faculty members who have been employed at The Citadel for at least one full academic year at the time they begin committee service. In addition to the academic faculty members, the committee shall include one ROTC faculty member selected by the Committee on Committees, two students (one undergraduate, one graduate) appointed by the Provost, and one administrative liaison without voting privileges appointed by the Director of Information Technology Services.
Academic faculty members serve three year rotating terms, staggered so that at all times two-thirds of the committee have a collective memory of past decisions. All other members of the committee serve one-year terms. An academic faculty member may request a second consecutive term; no faculty member may serve on the committee for more than six years consecutively. If a faculty member cannot complete a term, the Committee on Committees will select another member to fill the un-expired term. Time spent filling the term of another faculty member will not count toward the "six-year rule" outlined above.
The committee may form subcommittees to perform specific tasks.
The committee must meet at least twice during the academic year [once in the Fall and once in the Spring]. The chair must hold a meeting if requested in writing by at least one-third of the voting members. A quorum consists of one-half of the voting membership.
The Computer Services Committee gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information relevant to the use of computers at The Citadel. It is authorized to gather information by means of:
The committee analyzes information through statistical summaries, compilation of written material, or other established methods. The analysis may provide the college with information pertinent to a particular issue, or it may substantiate a recommendation for administrative action.
The committee disseminates information by means of
The Computer Services Committee will prepare an annual report summarizing its activities over the previous academic year. The report must include all decisions of the committee. Copies of this report, both in hard copy and in electronic form, will be made accessible to all Citadel faculty, staff and students.
The committee is responsible for the timely dissemination of all reports to the Citadel community. Committee reports shall be made available through the library and through college-wide computer system access. Reports may contain recommendations or proposals. For the purposes of gathering information (see above), all reports are to be considered published information.
The work of the Computer Services Committee consists of a series of tasks -- units of work involving the gathering, analysis, and dissemination of information. The committee assumes tasks through one of the following means:
To ensure the efficiency and quality of committee work, the committee is granted a degree of autonomy over its own operations. Upon receiving a request from another college body, the committee will vote to accept or reject the request. A request for information can be rejected for the following reasons:
Revised May 2008