Academic Resources and Computing committee records, 1987-2009
Scope and content
This collection contains reports, meeting agendas and minutes, memos, and proposals from the Academic Resources and Computing committee of the Faculty Senate at Weber State University.
- Creation: 1987 - 2009
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1991 - 2006
- Other: Date acquired: 1996-2009
The collection is open for research use.
Biographical or historical information
The Academic Resources and Computing committee was created in 1986 and charged with allocating funds for improvements to educational computing. Initially, the committee allocated the funds using a model similar to that of a research grant board, but quickly discovered this method was wasteful and ineffective. Instead of just funding computers, the committee decided to fund curriculum improvements. Using proposals the committee had received, they developed and refined a process for funding projects that would help the faculty. Instead of smaller projects that would only affect a handful of people, the committee works to fund larger projects that would have a broad effect across campus.
In 1990, the President’s Council gave the Academic Resources and Computing committee the responsibility of creating a strategic plan for computing. Through questionnaires sent out to the departments, the committee was able to assess the computing needs of the various departments and create the strategic plan. This plan was adopted in the Spring of 1991 by the Faculty Senate. It is revised on an annual basis. Today, the Academic Resources and Computing committee is the sponsor of academic computing for Weber State University. It acts as the go between for IT administration and the rest of campus. In 2004, the committee began allocating funds from the Dee Family Technology Award which sponsors special projects for faculty on campus.
1.6 Linear Feet (4 full-size hollinger boxes.)
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Physical Access Requirements
There are no physical access restrictions.
Technical Access Restrictions
There are no technical access restrictions.
Material was acquired from Academic Resources and Computing committee (1996-017, 2000-008, 2001-34, 2006-15, 2006-23, 2009-16).
Received from the Faculty Senate, 1996-2009.
Accruals and additions
Accruals are expected.
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