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Networking

Charge

Provide input, oversight, and guidance for networking and telecommunications services to advance the mission of the University of Texas.

Scope/Boundaries

Committee responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Direction
    • Recommend broad goals and objectives for network and telecommunications. Review, update and report on outcomes to ITLC biennially.
    • Evaluate strategic risks.
    • Identify and recommend common good services.
    • Identify fee-based services (keeping in mind the 80/20 approach).
  • Evaluate Performance and Service
    • Define SMART (Specific Measurable Actionable Responsive and Timely) KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and Metrics to ensure services in alignment with the strategic goals. Review and report to ITLC yearly.
  • Guidelines
    • Participate in biennial review of the Network Operations Manual.
    • Endorsement by ITLC.
  • Communication
    • Identify issues and topics, acting as a forum for those and other referred items from the ITLC.
    • Solicit feedback from the IT and broader university community on services, topics and issues (e.g. open meetings, focus groups, surveys, presentations).
    • Organize, publish and disseminate committee decisions and recommendations.
  • Form working groups as necessary to accomplish charge.

Membership

At least seven members representing CSUs, ITS Networking, ISO, and campus research units.

Networking Committee Officers

Chair
William Green Director of Networking and Telecommunications ITS Networking and Telecommunications green@austin.utexas.edu
Vice-Chair
James Lewis Director of LAITS Computer Support College of Liberal Arts jlewis@austin.utexas.edu

Networking Committee Members

Members
Ryan Baldwin Director of Information Technology Education breakaway@austin.utexas.edu
Chris Carter Director of Organizational Effectiveness UT Libraries ccarter@austin.utexas.edu
James Coombes McCombs Computer Services Director - Server, Tech Support, Lab Operations School of Business james.coombes@mccombs.utexas.edu
Jason Ragland Senior Network Security Analyst Information Security Office jason@utexas.edu
Nathan Selman Assistant Director Cockrell School of Engineering nathaniel.selman@austin.utexas.edu
Shannon Strank Assistant Director Center for Electromechanics s.strank@cem.utexas.edu