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The Technology Planning Committee (TPC) operates as a subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) to assure student, staff and faculty involvement in technology planning and provide guidance for major technological decisions. The TPC upholds the ground rules and guiding principles of PRAC. The TPC evaluates existing and new technology ideas and plans to promote equity-mindedness and antiracism, knowing that this work is ongoing and must be done at individual and structural levels. The Committee will make recommendations to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee regarding technology-related issues and will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight for the development, implementation, and updating of an integrated Technology Plan.
  • Review and develop technology-related policies for the District.
  • Make specific recommendations to the superintendent/president on the use of technology throughout the District with regard to both ongoing activities and future direction.
  • Collect and disaggregate data to identify opportunities to advance equity-minded and antiracist technology planning.
  • Ensure technology planning incorporates a broad range of college community members’ voices, including those that face discrimination because of race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, age and national origin.
  • Inform the College community in[of] advances and opportunities in technology to support teaching and learning.
  • Disseminate information about the current activities and future plans in each of the technology areas (Infrastructure, Information Systems, Instructional, and Student Services).
  • Maintain a comprehensive overview of the entire technological effort in the District.
  • Assess and develop policy on matters such as intellectual property rights, appropriate use of technology, and standards.
  • Establish appropriate timelines to complete tasks and make recommendations.
  • Make recommendations for the purchase of equipment to support instruction and student areas to the Institutional Equipment Committee (IEC) and other appropriate groups in keeping with the district’s existing guidelines and practices to support minority and woman-owned businesses.
  • Promote equitable access to and use of technology, especially for groups that are most impacted by white supremacy culture, social and economic factors, and racism.

Composition

Three (3) classified professionals appointed by the Classified Professional Liaison Committee (CPLC)
Two (2) students appointed by the Associated Students of College of Marin (ASCOM)
Two (2) administrators appointed by the superintendent/president
Seven (7) faculty appointed by the Academic Senate, preferably from the following areas:

  • Basic Skills/ESL
  • Counseling/DSPS
  • Lifelong Learning Programs
  • Library
  • Online Instruction
  • Technical Discipline
  • Transfer Programs
  • Workforce Development/Career Programs                           

The Chair or Co-Chairs will be elected from the group.

Members

Grace Mengqi Yuan, Classified Professional, Co-Chair, appointed Fall 2018
David Patterson, Faculty, Co-Chair, appointed Fall 2021

Faculty
Caitlin Rolston, appointed Fall 2018
Luna C. Finlayson, appointed Fall 2018
Lance Barthelemy, appointed Fall 2021
[vacant]
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Classified Professional
Heather Rahman, appointed Fall 2021
[vacant]

Students

Haleigh Brown,appointed Fall 2021

Administrators
Matthew J Howard, appointed Fall 2018

Emy Bagtas, appointed Fall 2021

Staff Resource

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Updated 05-26-2021