The Instructional/Scholarly Alliance (indicated in green on the accompanying digram) evaluates IT-related ideas submitted by the WIU community that impact the teaching, learning and research processes of the University. This is a working group that considers ideas and develops formal proposals that it submits to the IT Governance Council. The alliance may work directly with individuals who submitted ideas to formalize these proposals, IT technical resources in University Technology, AIMS, and ESS, and it may also need to reach out to vendors during this process. While some of its work is conducted outside of meetings, the University community is invited to attend when the group meets as an alliance. It also keeps the University community informed of its work and decisions by recording and publishing notes and minutes. One of its co-chairs also serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
Its membership includes five faculty members representing each of the colleges and the University Libraries. They are to be appointed from Council For Instructional Technology (CIT) by the Faculty Senate. In addition, one at-large faculty member who is not serving on CIT is to be appointed by the Faculty Senate. At least one of these six faculty members must be from the Quad Cities campus. A representative from the Office of the Registrar and a department chair (appointed by the Chairs' Council) also serve on this Alliance. The student government associations will collaborate to appoint a graduate and undergraduate student.
At least one of the co-chairs of the Instructional/Scholarly Alliance must be a faculty member. A faculty member co-chair must represent the Alliance on the Executive Committee. Students do not serve as co-chair.
- Jonathan Day, CIT, Macomb campus faculty, representing CAS/Political Science
- Sean Cordes, Macomb campus faculty, representing University Libraries
- Bree McEwan, CIT, Macomb campus faculty, representing COFAC/Communication
- Anna Valeva, CIT, Macomb campus faculty, representing CBT/Economics & Decision Sciences
- Terry Smith, CIT, Macomb campus faculty, representing COEHS/Curriculum & Instruction
- Keith Boeckelman, Political Science Department, representing the Chairs Council
- Angela Lynn, Registrar, representing the Office of the Registrar
- Undergraduate Student representative (awaiting appointment)
- Graduate Student representative (awaiting appointment by the SGAs)
Technologists from various areas will support the Alliance in an advisory capacity. These include but are not limited to the following.
- Technical Contacts/Reps
- uTech Support Center
- uTech Infrastructure
- Classroom Support
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Alliance Meeting Information
The University community is invited to attend all IT Governance meetings. You can also view the Alliance's minutes and notes by clicking on the link provided below.