Academic Computing and Electronic Communications FY2015

Academic Computing and Electronic Communications FY2015


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: Perry Alexander, EECS (2015)
Faculty Senate Rep: David Fowle, Geology, (2015)
Allison Reeve, Wheat Law Library, (2015)
Eric Deeds, Bioinformatics (2016)
Charlotte Tritch, Business (2017) 
Zach George, Student, Vice Chair
Michael Walker, Graduate,
Paul Espinosa, IT, Unclassified Staff (2015)
Jennifer Talbott, Spencer Museum of Art, Unclassified Staff (2017)
Brad McClung, IT, University Support Staff (2017)
Ex-officio: Easan Selvan, IT Services
Ex-officio: Jeff Chasen, Director of Institutional Compliance


Approved by SenEx: May 27, 2014
Approved by University Senate: September 11, 2014

  • For further information or to schedule a meeting with SenEx to discuss charges or the committee’s work, contact SenEx Chair Jonathan Mayhew at
  • Minutes of each meeting should be e-mailed to the Governance Office ( as they are approved.  The minutes will be posted to the Governance web site.
  • If the committee is recommending a change to university policy or rules, SenEx must officially receive that recommendation by 3/24/15 in order to meet timeline requirements for full review by Governance.
  • 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, 2015. 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. Working together with RGS, create a recommendation on how Information Technology could better accommodate research.   The following should be among the issues addressed:
    1. Support
    2. Archival file storage
    3. Grant accommodation and development
  2. Monitor the continued progress in installation of the ubiquitous wireless initiative.
  3. Continue monitoring the progress of the “one campus” initiatives for IT such as “One Network” and “Single Identity.”
  4. Consider how to address the issue of members of the KU community using alternative tools (e.g., Dropbox) to those provided by KU (e.g., HawkDrive).