Campus IT Committees & Partners
Technology & Innovation (T&I) works with partners throughout the campus to understand technology needs, set priorities for projects and initiatives, and get feedback on our services. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to engage with us directly or through the appropriate committees.
Technology Stewardship Council
The Technology Stewardship Council (TSC) is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the Chief Information Officer on the college’s information technology strategy, priorities, policies and services. The TSC is tasked with considering all aspects of the college’s technology environment—including people, process and systems—and weighing the institutional risks, trade-offs (cost-benefit) and value derived when making technology recommendations and decisions. The purpose of the Council is to ensure the effective and efficient use of technology in enabling the college to achieve its goals. The TSC is comprised of representatives from across Davidson’s departments and areas to represent broadly the needs of college constituents.
Campus IT Partners
The Campus IT Partners group (CITP) brings departmental and divisional IT staff together with T&I’s leadership team monthly to share updates on college and unit technology initiatives. Its goal is to make sure T&I is providing services, infrastructure, and resources that meet unit needs, while also helping align local IT initiatives with T&I’s strategy and architecture.
Any Davidson full-time employee outside the T&I division whose role is primarily or significantly focused on technology services, applications or delivery is invited to serve as a Campus IT Partner. Department or division heads can request members to be added.
Educational Technologies Committee
The Educational Technologies Committee is a college faculty committee that reviews academic technology and software licensing needs and provides feedback on college technology services that support the teaching and learning mission.
Data Governance Committee
Data governance is the management of the availability, quality, usability, and security of an organization’s data. In recognition of the value of college data, Davidson established the Data Governance Committee (DGC) to maximize value from our analytic resources, minimize inefficiencies, and responsibly balance the trade-offs between data access and privacy. The committee’s work revolves around three core responsibilities: data security, data quality and data use. The DGC’s work includes:
- Managing data as a Davidson College institutional asset
- Striving for balance between data availability and usability based on departments’ and individuals’ needs with applicable laws and regulations, privacy, and sensitivity for personal data
- Developing and enhancing a stewardship program that includes specific roles and responsibilities for policy and practice around production, definition, and use of data
- Promoting and supporting a data-aware culture across campus, whereby data access, quality, consistency and clarity are understood and valued
- Recognizing the ethical implications involved in managing personal data while promoting individual agency
- Resolving issues specific to accepted data element definitions and related policy