Technology Advisory Committee
TAC CHARGE: The primary purpose of this advisory committee is to provide judicious advice on technology issues from across all areas of the college, which the President's Advisory Team and the ITS department can use as a source for planning technology for the college.
The Committee will collaborate with other college committees to prioritize technology initiatives across campus, and make recommendations to the President's Advisory Team and the ITS Department to consider in the development and maintenance of a roll-forward three year technology plan.
With the growing importance of technology in all aspects of college affairs, it is important that the selected members of the committee represent a balanced cross-section of the college who have knowledge and an interest to contribute to discussions about technology on campus.
The Director of ITS Infrastructure and the Director of Application & Web Systems Development will co-chair the committee. The committee will meet a minimum of once per term, or more often as appropriate.
For more information about this committee, see section G-6-8.1of COCC's General Procedures Manual
The following are subcommittees of the Technology Advisory Committee that aid in technology projects:
New Project Evaluation Team (NPET): Established by the COCC President in 2015 at the recommendation of the IT Governance Task Force, the NPET is a team of individuals from the CFOs Office, Instruction, Student Services, and IT, charged with evaluating the viability of new technology projects at COCC. NPET is one of the initial reviewers in the technology project review process that aims to: 1) enhance COCCs ability to implement or enhance new technologies; and 2) ensure that proposed projects fit into an understood strategy for the College.
Technology Review Team (TRT): Established by the COCC President in 2015 at the recommendation of the IT Governance
Task Force, the TRT is a subcommittee of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) and
is comprised of representatives from the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to include
functional business areas (Instruction, Student Services, Continuing Education, HR/CFO,
IT). TRT is provided feedback from the NPET on the viability of a requested technology
project and is then charged with reviewing the technical scope, resource requirements
and costs for requested technology projects. TRT will report its recommendations to
either the FIAT for projects requesting budget funds or to the CIO and President if
the project does not require budget funding.
Current Members 2020-21:
Chief Information/HR Officer
Darren McCrea, co-chair
Dir. of App. & Web System Dev.
CFO or designee, Fiscal
Steve Broadbent, co-chair
Dir. of ITS Infrastructure
Pres. Appt. - Ext. Learning
Director of Library Services
IT Project Manager
Pres. Appt. - Student Services