Academic Computing and Electronic Communications FY2013

Academic Computing and Electronic Communications FY2013


Academic Computing and Electronic Communications


Standing Committees of the University Senate


Academic Computing and Electronic Communications (ACEC): This committee works with administrative personnel and other governance bodies to support and improve the academic computing and telecommunications environment at KU and to develop policy concerning information security, intellectual property rights, and other matters relating to information technology.


Chair: Ross Black, Geology, (2013)
Faculty Senate Rep & Comm. Member: Sara Morris, Libraries (2014)
Leslie Hasche, Social Welfare, (2013)
Perry Alexander, EECS (2015)
Allison Reeve, Wheat Law Library, (2015)
Darcy Fowler, Student, Vice Chair
Seyool Oh, Graduate Student, Student,
Paul Espinosa, IT, Unclassified Staff (2015)
Laura Green, Provost Office, Unclassified Staff (2014)
Brent Schultz, Applied Behavioral Science, University Support Staff (2014)
Ex-officio: Ann Ermey, IT Services
                Jane Rosenthal, Director, Privacy Office


Approved by SenEx:5/29/2012
Approved by University Senate: 9/13/2012

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with SenEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact SenEx chair Chris Crandall at
  • Please send minutes of each meeting to University Governance, at, for posting to the Governance web site.
  • Please send recommendations for changes to the University Senate Code, the University Senate Rules and Regulations, and the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations as early in the academic year as possible. Because of the waiting periods involved in changes to these documents, recommendations proposed after spring break may remain pending the following fall semester.
  • Please send a report of the committee’s actions on each of the charges, as well as any recommendations the committee wishes to make concerning charges or membership for the following academic year, to University Governance, at Please include the names of committee members and submit the report by April 1, 2013. If the committee still expects to conduct business after April 1, please submit a report by April 1 and later submit any addenda that may be appropriate.

Standing charges:

  1. Monitor current and proposed policy concerning security of information, intellectual property rights and responsibilities, and other matters relating to information technology. Identify issues for which policy should be developed or revised. Report issues and any recommendations for action to SenEx. (ongoing)

Specific charges:

  1. Monitor the development of ACEC purview with respect to Changing for Excellence and Bold Aspirations
  2. Monitor developments in file storage platforms for both administrative and research purposes.
  3. Monitor progress in installation of wireless around campus
  4. Monitor reliability of wireless system vis-à-vis hardwired ports
  5. Recommend a policy for granting elevated rights to users which are required by their positions.  Report to SenEx by 2/25/2013.
  6. Monitor the progress of “one campus” initiatives for IT and identity