IT Governance Council 09.04.12 Minutes

Attending:

Michael Hites, Mary Case, Dibyen Majumdar, Annette Valenta, Mike Kirda, Saul Weiner, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Sandra De Groote, Pete Nelson, Frank Goldberg, Heather O’Leary

  • Administrative Committee
    • Preliminary “Hire Touch Task Force” Report
      • Subcommittee will review draft report and share findings at next ITGC meeting
      • Will have a formal final report for the Provost’s visit in October
      • Overview was given of report, highlighting the nine recommendations
    • Promotion and Tenure System (P&T)
      • Discussion of making P&T a priority after Hire Touch
      • Consideration of ITGC involvement, creating timeline, and securing funding
      • Discussion of first determining current state of P&T
  • Education Committee
    • Proposal for Contemporary Center for Teaching and Learning (CCTL)
      • A need has been established for a teaching and learning center
      • Discussion on precedent of such centers at other universities
      • Discussion of potential services, strategic planning, and financial commitment
      • Consideration of bringing report to the Undergraduate Policy Council (UPC)
  • InfraSec Committee
    • Policies will be brought to chairs by December
      • Also will review the status of last year’s recommendations
  • Research Committee
    • High Performance Computing (HPC)
      • HPC report will be completed this week
      • Discussion of educating students on HPC
      • Discussion of assisting faculty in using HPC, data curation, archiving, etc.
  • General Updates from C. Herrera Lindstrom
    • Working with InfraSec subcommittee to develop IT risk assessments
    • Developing UIC IT strategic framework
    • Blackboard transfer/upgrade will happen in December
    • Working with Public Affairs to improve Content Management Systems