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Information Services

Committee Members 2013-2014

Jamie Cavanaugh, 3767

Jocelyn Chong, 4547


  • Simon Balm, 8651
  • Ellen Cutler, 4496
  • Jinan Darwiche, 8662
  • Al DeSalles, 4831
  • Keith Graziadei, 8463
  • Steve Hunt, 4689
  • Walter Meyer, 8266
  • Steve Peterson, 4183

Non-voting Members:

  • Maria Erickson, 4586
  • Sal Veas, 4617


Faculty and Administrators

The Committee examines policies, provides vision, and develops plans for
academic information technology and digital education, and considers other
technology matters that fulfill the goals of the college as deemed appropriate by
the Senate.

A. Takes a leadership role in academic technology planning and makes
recommendations to the Senate regarding changes to relevant Board of
Trustees’ policies and/or Administrative Regulations.

B. Makes recommendations to the Senate regarding information
technology and digital education (systems, resources and pedagogy) for
academic programs.

C. Advises and collaborates with the academic community on information
technology and technology as it relates to instruction including, but not
limited to, digital education.

D. Collaborates and coordinates on areas of mutual interest with other
Academic Senate committees and constituencies.

E. Requests and prioritizes academic departmental technology needs and
forwards its recommendations to the Technology Planning Subcommittee
of the District Planning and Advisory Council.


The meetings will be held in the Library Conference room LIB 275. Below are the dates:

Fall 2013
Thursday, September 12 @ 11:15 
Thursday, September 26 @ 11:15
Thursday, October 3 @ 11:15 (Joint meeting with DE)
Thursday, October 24 @ 11:15
Thursday, November 7 @ 11:15
Thursday, November 21 @ 11:15 (Joint meeting with DE)
Thursday, December 5 @ 11:15

Spring 2014
Thursday, February 20 @ 11:15
Thursday, March 6 @ 11:15 
Thursday, March 20 @ 11:15 
Thursday, April 10 @ 11:15 (Joint meeting with DE)        
Thursday, April 24 @ 11:15       
Thursday, May 8 @ 11:15
Thursday, May 22 @ 11:15
Thursday, June 5 @ 11:15

Fall 2013 Spring 2014
9/12 Agenda
9/26 Agenda Minutes
10/3 Agenda Minutes
10/24 Agenda​ Minutes
11/7 Agenda Minutes
11/21 Agenda Minutes​
12/5 Agenda Minutes
2/20 Agenda Minutes
3/6 Agenda Minutes
3/20 Agenda Minutes
4/10 Agenda Minutes
4/24 Agenda​ Minutes​
5/8 Agenda Minutes
5/22 Agenda Minutes
6/5 Agenda Minutes


Fall 2012 Spring 2013
9/6 Agenda
9/20 Agenda Minutes
10/11 Agenda Minutes
11/8 Agenda Minutes
11/29 Agenda Minutes
12/6 Agenda Minutes
2/21 Agenda Minutes
3/21 Agenda Minutes
4/25 Agenda Minutes
5/9 Agenda Minutes
5/30 Agenda Minutes


Department and Program Technology Requests 2012-2013

Due Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Dear Department Chairs and Instructional Program Leaders,
As you know, the Academic Senate Joint Information Services Committee solicits requests for new or
upgraded instructional technology from all instructional departments and programs each year. The
Committee then prioritizes the requests and recommends items for purchase the following academic year.
Instructional technology refers to computer-related equipment and software used to facilitate online
or classroom instruction. Instructional equipment needs that do not fall within this definition should be
referred to Erica Leblanc:
Please use the attached forms to itemize and prioritize your critical needs. There are two forms and an
information sheet attached:
We recommend that you discuss your technology requests with Steve Peterson at x4183 before
submitting them. Both of the attached forms must be completed and returned electronically to by Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Departments will be notified of the
Committee's actions by e-mail at the end of the Spring Semester.
As a reminder, all full-time faculty computer requests are submitted to department chairs and/or program
leaders. A separate e-mail was sent out to all full-time faculty with instructions on how to submit a request.
(See below)
ATTENTION: If you have a technology request that is very urgent and cannot wait until next year, please
contact Jocelyn Chong (, as soon as possible. This could be either hardware or
software. There are limited resources available to address instructional computing this year.

Thank you.

Information Services Committee
c/o Jamie Cavanaugh, Chair, ISC

Jamie Cavanaugh

Associate Professor, Web + Mobile Design

Graphic Design Program

Design Technology Department

Santa Monica College

Full-Time Faculty Computer Requests

Due Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing on behalf of the Academic Senate Joint Information Services Committee. We are preparing
our annual prioritization of all instructional technology requests and need faculty input regarding office computers.
We now need to identify full-time faculty who:
a. have not received a computer and have a need for one, or
b. have a computer that is no longer adequate to meet their instructional needs.
Should you have such a need, please forward your request to your Department Chair, Coordinator, or
Faculty Leader in your department anytime between now and
Wednesday, March 20, 2013. We will try
to address your need in a timely basis, so please feel free to send your request early.
Include the following information in your request:
1. Your specific software requirements, beyond Microsoft Office and Internet browsers.
2. A brief statement of the limitations of your current computer, e.g. limited processing speed, insufficient
ram or hard drive space, constraining monitor, etc.
We recognize that office computer usage has evolved. For many of us, a computer tethered to a fixed location
is not the best solution. There are other options that may address our needs and provide greater flexibility.
Mobile appliances have become ubiquitous on this campus. Smart phones, tablets, or laptops may offer a
solution in ways we could never conceive. If a traditional desktop computer is not really addressing your needs, please state that in your request, and specifically identify the appliance that would fit your requirements. 
Thank you.

Information Services Committee
c/o Jamie Cavanaugh, Chair, ISC

Jamie Cavanaugh

Associate Professor, Web + Mobile Design

Graphic Design Program

Design Technology Department

Santa Monica College


Previous Years

Fall 2011 Spring 2012
9/8 Agenda
9/22 Agenda Minutes​
10/13 Agenda Minutes
11/3 Agenda Minutes
11/17 Agenda Minutes
12/8 Agenda Minutes
2/23 Agenda Minutes

3/22 Agenda Minutes
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Fall 2010 Spring 2011
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4/7 Agenda Minutes
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Fall 2009 Spring 2010
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Fall 2008
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Spring 2009
2/26 Agenda Minutes
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3/26 Agenda Minutes
4/9 Agenda Minutes
4/23 Agenda Minutes
5/7 Agenda Minutes



Fall 2007 Spring 2008
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2/28 Agenda Minutes
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5/1 Agenda Minutes
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5/29 Agenda Minutes

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