What We Do
District Technology Committee
- Identifies IT planning priorities, new IT resource requests, and IT policies.
- Serves as a resource for IT related matters.
- Forms standing workgroups as well as ad hoc workgroups to concentrate on specific IT planning, and resource and technical matters. Recommendations of the workgroups pertaining to governance related items such as IT planning priorities, new IT resource requests and IT policies are forwarded to DTC.
- Makes technology recommendations to CPC.
Meeting Schedule: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 1:30-3p.m. in A201
Responsibilities and Summary:
The District Technology Committee in its leadership role is charged with identifying IT planning priorities, new IT resources and requests, IT policies, in addition to development and implementation of the college District Technology Plan. DTC is chaired by the Vice President of Information Technology, with membership consisting of faculty, administrative, classified, and student representatives.
The District Technology Committee also oversees planning for the purchasing and replacement of campus technology. Approximately $1.2 million has been allocated annually by the College for replacement of outdated technology. The District Technology Committee has approved a standard replacement cycle of four years for student laboratory computers, four years for faculty and staff PCs, and five years for Apple computers. Network hardware, network printers, and multimedia equipment are on five to ten year replacement cycles dependent upon vendor life cycles. However, during the California fiscal crisis this replacement cycle has been extended to five years.
Departmental planning is integrated into the annual Operational Program Review with linkages made to the District Technology Plan and the College Plan. Monthly reports by departmental representatives are presented during meetings of the District Technology Committee on all College technology projects, including Continuing Education. The District Technology Committee reports their progress and activities to the College Planning Council and the Superintendent/President.
The governance structure for technology planning is designed to enable decisions regarding technology initiatives to be made by those most closely affected by technology advancements and initiatives. Decisions regarding IT initiatives are evaluated with respect to each of the following five factors: (1) customer needs and expectations; (2) empowerment of the individual; (3) efficient and effective operational processes; (4) maintaining a competitive edge, (5) and relevance to both the College Plan and the District Technology Plan. In order to facilitate the planning and decision-making process, members of the Information Technology and the Educational Programs organizations serve as technical support and resources to units of the College that are responsible for using technology to serve their clients (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and community-based organizations).
DTC Reports to: College Planning Council
Paul Bishop, Vice President, Information Technology
Vice President, Area Representatives
Joe Sullivan, Vice President, Business Services
TBA, Continuing Education Representative
Ben Partee, Student Services Representative
Suzanne Smith, HumanResources/Legal Affairs Representative
Kenley Neufeld, Educational Programs Representative
Laurie Vasquez, ITC Chair
Kathy O'Connor, Academic Senate Representative
TBA, Director, Library
Jerry Pike, Director, LRC
Mark Ferrer, Director, FRC
Dan Watkins, Director, Network Services
Jim Clark, Director, User Support Services
Jason Walker, Academic Technology Support
Robert Else, Banner Project Lead
Liz Auchincloss, CSEA President
Charles Brewster, Classified Staff
Student Senate Representative
TBA, Student Representative
WORKGROUPS Reporting to DTC:
Administrative Applications Workgroup
Helps to devise and implement recommendations pertaining to planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the college’s administrative technology applications. Administrative applications include: the SCT Banner System (ERP) comprised of Banner Finance, Banner Human Resources and Banner Student Systems; office automation tools, including the college’s e-mail and Internet Web browser tools; the college’s Intranet infrastructure; and administrative 3rd party software.
Chair: Dan Watkins, Director, Network Services
1-Banner Project Lead
3-Accounting Office Representatives
1-Financial Aid Representative
2-Student Services Representatives
1-College Marketing Representative
2-Educational Programs Representatives
2-Human Resources Representatives
Reports to: District Technology Committee
Technology Coordination Group
Coordinates the implementation of all technology related projects on campus.
Delivers detailed project plans, project updates, project budgets, and all project related resource requests.
Chair: Paul Bishop, Vice President, Information Technology
3-Directors, Information Technology
1-Dean, Educational Programs
1-Director, Educational Applications
1-Director, CE Community Technology
Reports to: District Technology Committee