C13 Information Technology Committee

FUNCTION: To recommend to the president, the chief information officer, and the Faculty Council changes in policies regarding information technology; to consult with and advise the chief information officer about policies and procedures pertaining to information technology at the University.

COMPOSITION: Fifteen (15) voting faculty members of the General Faculty, thirteen (13) of which will serve three (3) year staggered terms. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Eight (8) of the faculty members will be from colleges/schools participating in the Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC) and will rotate among the colleges and schools that participate in ITLC. The remaining five (5) faculty members will be selected through the regular procedures of the Committee on Committees (see HOP 2-1040 section B), giving priority to colleges and schools not in ITLC. The Committee on Committees will submit all faculty recommendations/nominations, including the IT panel, to the president for appointment. There will be four (4) staff members appointed for two (2) year staggered terms. At least two (2) of the staff member representatives shall not be employed in IT- related areas. The Chair of ITLC will be a non-voting member of C-13. The president shall appoint three (3) student members for one (1) year terms, one from each panel of two (2) names submitted by Student Government, the Senate of College Councils, and the Graduate Student Assembly. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The chief information officer or a representative from the central information technology group shall serve as ex officio member without vote. A staff member of UT Libraries shall also serve as ex-officio member without vote. A representative from each of the following shall be selected by the president to serve as an administrative advisor without vote: the Center for Teaching and Learning, Financial and Administrative Services, and department chairs. If the above processes did not produce a member who belongs to both C-13 Information Technology Committee and C-14 Technology-Enhanced Education Oversight Committee, the Committee on Committees shall appoint the Chair or a member of C-14 as an ex-officio member of C-13.

Member E-mail Address Book (comma delimited

Member E-mail Address Book (semi-colon delimited

Annual Report


Last week of each month: Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30 and Thursday 11am - 12pm, via Zoom

2023-2024 Membership

Russ Finney, Lecturer, Information, Risk, and Operations Management

Chair Elect (Chair for 24-25)
Russ Finney, Lecturer, Information, Risk, and Operations Management

Vice Chair for 24-25; Chair Elect for 24-25
Benjamin Bays, Associate Professor of Instruction, Radio-Television-Film 


Kelley A. Crews, Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment
Eric P. Fahrenthold, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Leigh A. Goldstein, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing
Hans Hofmann, Professor, Integrative Biology (replacing former member, fall 2022)


Glenn Downing, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Computer Science
Russ Finney, Lecturer, Information, Risk, and Operations Management
K. Ashley Garling, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Vishwanath R Iyer, Professor, Molecular Biosciences


Benjamin Bays, Associate Professor of Instruction, Radio-Television-Film 
PJ Raval, Associate Professor, Radio-Television-Film 
Joan Hughes, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction 
Jonathan Partridge, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Biology Instruction Office
Jennifer Ebbeler, Associate Professor, Classics 

2023-2024 Faculty Council Representatives

Andrew Dillon, Professor, School of Information
James Slotta, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Staff Members


Lisa Vera, Assistant Director of Course Management, College of Liberal Arts
Jeffrey Kick, Lead Academic, Science, & Research Planner, VP for Business Strategies


Catherine King, Enterprise Architect, Dell Medical School
Angela Standridge, Program Director, School of Social Work

Student Members


TBD, Senate of College Councils Representative
Isaiah Rodriguez, Student Government Representative
Riya Gupta, Graduate Student Assembly Representative

Administrative Advisers without Vote


Chad J. Fulton, Associate Director, Communications & Strategic Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning
Sandra Germenis, Interim AVP of Information Technology Services, Representative from the Central Information Technology Office
Carol Lee, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CIO/ITS COO Office
Diana Marculescu, Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mark McFarland, Executive Director for Information Technology, College of Natural Sciences; Chair of IT Leadership Council (with Jessica Saville, Sr. Administrative Associate)
Michael Shensky, UT Libraries Staff Representative; Head of Research Data Services, UT Libraries

2023-2024 Invited Guests of the Committee (without vote)

Marc Bruner, Research IT Director, Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors
Mario A Guerra Jr, Education Technologies Senior Project Manager, ITS Campus Solutions
Stathis Tompaidis, Professor, McCombs School of Business