The Academic Technology Advisory Council (ATAC) serves as the voice and representative for IT decisions and priorities that impact the teaching mission of the university.

Academic Technology Advisory Council Charge

This group is charged by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education to:

  • Assist in setting the strategic agenda for teaching and learning IT decisions
  • Ensure that outcomes and decisions are communicated back to the campus
  • Lead IT teaching and learning collaboration efforts across campus
  • Advocate for necessary teaching and learning IT resource allocations
  • Ensure that appropriate stakeholders have opportunity for input and reaction
  • Create and charge subcommittees or task forces as necessary for deeper exploration or engagement
  • Carry out council responsibilities as part of IT governance:
    • Raise and collect council-specific issues
    • Analyze issues and make recommendations
    • Engage other IT Governance groups, university governance groups, and general campus stakeholders as appropriate

Academic Technology Advisory Council Members

The ATAC meetings and activities will be led by a faculty chair and facilitated by the Senior IT Director of the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology (OTLT). Membership will include representatives from every college on campus and can be expanded to include other critical units as needed. In general, members will serve three-year terms and new members will be nominated through discussions with local deans and associate deans. Associate deans of IT will be encouraged to participate as well.

The faculty chair will provide leadership by setting the agendas and prioritizing discussions. The functional work of the group will be managed by the facilitator – setting up and sending out meetings and announcements, organizing and scheduling meetings, and communicating actions and outcomes to the members.

Subcommittees or ad hoc task forces may be created and charged by the ATAC membership to study and advise on specific questions or recommendations.

The ATAC chair and facilitator will hold membership on the OneIT Strategy Team, where they will communicate and champion priorities set by the ATAC.

Anne Zalenski, ChairUniversity College, Distance and Online Education
Maggie Jesse, FacilitatorSenior Director, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Robert Bork    Liberal Arts & Sciences, Art & Art History
Jade DavisUI Libraries
Anna FlamingDirector, Center for Teaching
Brandi JanssenCollege of Public Health
Cornelia LangCollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences Administration
David MartinCollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Mark McDermottCollege of Education
Alexandra NicaCollege of Business
Anita NicholsonCollege of Nursing
Suresh RaghavanCollege of Engineering
Mary RayCollege of Pharmacy
June TaiCollege of Law
Sherry TimmonsCollege of Dentistry
Deb TrustyCollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ex-Officio Members* 
Steve Fleagle, co-sponsor*CIO
Tanya Uden-Holman, co-sponsor*Associate Provost
Susan Bailey*Distance and Online Education
Chris Clark* Director, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Learning Spaces Team
Amanda Franzen*Communication Specialist, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Dave Long*Director, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Instructional Services
Jane Russell*Director, Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Research & Assessment


Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

Read more about the Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award on the OTLT website.