AIRS Charge

The Academic Information Resources Subcommittee

(Senate: 3/6/90, 4/25/90, 8/17/99, 5/20/03; President: 4/5/90; 6/20/90, 9/17/99, 9/5/03; Editorial Amendment: 9/00, 11/07)
For the purpose of this subcommittee charge, academic information resources shall refer to all instructionally related technology including course management software and in-classroom equipment such as computers, video cassette recorders, digital video disk players, and overhead projectors, as well as all support services related to such technology.

Charge. The Academic Information Resources Subcommittee has the following responsibilities:

  1. To recommend policy to the Educational Policy Committee on all issues related to the use of academic information resource services.

  2. To participate in the long-range and intermediate planning of the University as it affects academic information resource services.

  3. To assist in developing priorities for academic information resources in support of curricular activities.

  4. To consult with the Fiscal Policy Committee on subcommittee recommendations bearing on fiscal issues; with the Baseline Committee on subcommittee recommendations bearing on issues of compatibility with other academic information resources acquired by the campus and with the Faculty Policy Committee on subcommittee recommendations bearing on faculty research, scholarly, and creative activity issues, prior to submitting subcommittee recommendations to the Educational Policy Committee.

Membership. The Academic Information Resources Subcommittee shall be composed of the following:

  1. One member from each college elected for staggered three-year terms according to procedures approved by a majority vote of the college faculty. Alternate members shall also be elected by these procedures. Faculty members in the Library and Student Affairs are considered the same as a college for this purpose.

  2. One liaison member selected annually by the Educational Policy Committee from its own membership.

  3. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee who serves ex officio as executive secretary, non-voting.

  4. Two students to be selected annually by the Board of Directors of the Associated Students, Inc.  One of the student members must be an undergraduate student and the other student must be an enrolled classified graduate or postbaccalaureate credential student.  The criteria for student members are the same as those specified for student members of the Academic Senate (Constitution of the Faculty, Section 3H, Appendix B of the Faculty Handbook).

  5. The Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning or designee who serves ex officio, non-voting.

Quorum. A quorum shall be a majority of the voting members of the committee.

Officers and Duties.

  1. The officers of this committee are chair and vice chair who shall be elected annually at the last meeting of the spring quarter by the members of the following year's subcommittee.

  2. The chair shall call regularly scheduled meetings of the committee and shall set the agenda.

  3. The chair shall determine by the second week of the spring quarter the faculty replacement needs for the following year and shall notify the standing committee chair.

Meeting Time. The Academic Information Resources Subcommittee meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:30 to 3:10 p.m.