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The Administrative Computing Advisory Committee (ACAC) serves in an advisory capacity to Information Technology Services (ITS) to think institutionally about Carleton's information systems and data usage, and to review and make recommendations about technology directions, strategies, policies, plans, and priorities.  More specifically, the ACAC:

  • assists the College and ITS in developing and reviewing long-range plans for information systems and other technology issues that affect administrative offices, and as appropriate, the broader campus community;
  • advises ITS about information system projects and budget priorities;
  • reviews and advises about policies, best practices, or mandates concerning the use of information technology, secure and appropriate uses of information, and related institutional technology issues;
  • facilities communication and exchange of information about information technology issues between information technology users and ITS, as well as to the broader campus community;
  • as appropriate, ACAC reviews reports and recommendations from ad hoc or established information technology working groups (such as the Data Management Group and/or the Colleague User's Group), either for approval or for further discussion at a meeting of the Technology Planning and Priorities Committee (TPPC) and/or other governance structures;
  • the committee strives for a broad-based understanding of Carleton's information landscape and will involve other constituencies as topics or issues require.

No faculty serve on this committee.

Currently, ten staff members serve on the committee.  When possible, each administrative division should have senior level representation.  These appointments are made by the Dean of the College, and each term varies.

There are no students on this committee.

Preferred Skills or Experience for Committee Members:
The committee recommends that its member share a passion for the role of technology in higher education with a concentration on end user representation.

Committee Work:
The committee has regularly scheduled meetings.  Agenda items are determined with collaboration between the Chief Technology Officer and the committee chair.  The chair of the ACAC shares its findings and recommendations with the Technology Planning & Priorities Committee.

2012-13 Key Priorities:
ACAC viewed presentations from the following administrative areas during the academic year:

  • Auxiliary Services Technology (presented by Dan Bergeson)
  • Facilities Technology (presented by Steve Spehn)
  • Other Treasurer's Division Technology (presented by Linda Thornton)
  • Student Life Technology (presented by Julie Thornton)
  • External Relations Technology (to be presented by Julie Anderson)
  • Admissions Technology (to be presented by Rod Oto)
  • President's Office/Institutional Research & Assessment Technology (to be presented by Jim Fergerson)
  • Dean of the College Technology (to be presented by Roger Lasley)


Updated Spring 2013