IT Governance Educational Technology Advisory Committee
The IT Educational Technology Advisory Committee is an IT Governance advisory committee chaired by a senior member of the Office of the Provost. It provides oversight and sets priorities for the use of educational technologies that support the learning and teaching environments at Northwestern.
The committee gathers information about how educational technology can enhance instruction, evaluates that information, and makes recommendations to the IT Governance Executive Committee.
A senior member of the Office of the Provost serves as chair and the director of Northwestern IT Academic & Research Technologies serves as co-chair. The representatives for the University schools and business units on the committee are appointed by a dean or vice president for a two-year term. The chair may appoint ad hoc committees as appropriate.
- To develop and oversee direction, strategies, and plans for meaningful and innovative use of technologies which effectively evolve, enable, and support learning and teaching across the University.
- To identify opportunities for solutions that are broadly beneficial and/or specialized solutions/approaches that might be leveraged in multiple disciplines or areas, and make recommendations to the IT Governance Executive Committee regarding development, funding, and policy.
- Identify, on an on-going basis, opportunities for improvement or innovation in teaching and learning that can be enabled by educational technologies.
- Provide a forum where faculties and schools can share their experiences in the use of teaching and learning technologies.
- Craft a common vision for institutional teaching and learning systems and services which can provide broad campus benefit.
- Oversee the development of policies regarding the use of educational technologies, in collaboration with other academic policy committees.
- Oversee the identification, selection, adoption, and deployment of major educational technologies at the institutional level.
- Provide ongoing guidance and recommendations regarding any significant issues that may arise with the use of educational technologies by students and faculty.
- Provide recommendations to the University’s space planning processes regarding educational technology requirements in classrooms and other learning spaces.
- Provide direction to prevent, where appropriate, unnecessary redundancy or non-sustainable service implementations and their resulting inefficiencies and risks.
Meetings are held monthly, or as determined by the committee.
- Bennett Goldberg, Assistant Provost for Learning and Teaching, Office of the Provost (Chair)
- Bob Taylor, Senior Director, Northwestern IT Academic & Research Technologies (Co-Chair)
- Ron Braeutigam, Associate Provost, Office of the Provost
- Wesley Burghardt, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Susanna Calkins, Associate Director of Faculty Programs, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
- Tom Collinger, Associate Professor, Clinical, Medill School of Journalism
- Huey Copeland, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The Graduate School
- Mary Finn, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- Patricia Garcia, Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
- Victoria Getis, Manager, Faculty Support Services, Northwestern IT Academic & Research Technologies
- Michael Hannen, Senior Director, Information Technology, School of Education & Social Policy
- Marianna Kepka, Assistant Provost for Academic Administration/Senior Director Change Management, Office of Change Management
- Khusro Kidwai, Assistant Dean Distance Learning, School of Professional Studies
- Bryan Libbin, Director of Curricular & Academic Technology, School of Communication
- Franziska Lys, Professor, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
- Rene Machado, Associate Dean for Administration, Finance and Planning, Bienen School of Music
- David Molina, Graduate Student Representative
- Todd Murphey, Chair, Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup (Ex Officio)
- Evviva Weinraub, Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies, Northwestern University Library
- Stephen Reed, Clinical Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
- Ashley Wood, Undergraduate Student Representative
- Elizabeth Ziegler, Chief Innovation Officer – Education and Technology, Kellogg School of Management
- Sean Reynolds, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (Ex Officio)
- Administrative Support—Jen Koh, Project Manager, Northwestern IT Academic & Research Technologies
Last Updated: 31 January 2017Get Help Back to top