Section 300: Committee Composition

Effective: November 1, 2000
Revised: October 2016
Review Date: October 2018
Responsible Party: Chief Information Officer

Council Structure

The Montana State University-Northern Technology Council’s membership consists of one at least:

  • one faculty representative from each college (at least one of these representatives should be from the Academic Senate Instructional Technology subcommittee),
  • one student,
  • one classified staff,
  • one classified exempt staff,
  • one representative from each of the following offices:
    • Library,
    • Registrar,
    • Extended University,
    • Business Services,
  • Provost, and
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Council Goals

  • To provide recommendations and guidance to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) on matters that relate to administrative and instructional technologies. 
  • Assist the CIO in developing Information Technology (IT) strategic plans that guide the direction, focus, mission alignment, investments, initiatives and accountability of MSU-Northern's IT program supporting academic and business priorities and to maximize the IT value to MSUN programs, partners, stakeholders and students.
  • To encourage and guide the campus in creating a technology enhanced environment that effectively serves students, faculty, staff and administration.

Council Activities

  • Conduct quarterly, or as needed, meetings that address campus information technology topics and concerns.
  • Keep the campus community informed about current and planned information technology resources.
  • Regularly provide input and advice to the Chancellor and CIO.
  • Create and disseminate short- and long-term campus technology plans.
  • Solicit input from students, faculty and staff on campus technology issues.
  • Support Information Technology Services (ITS) with its annual review and inventory of campus technology resources.
  • Review technology currently in use and determine life-cycle status (keep, upgrade, replace or remove).
  • Review new and emerging technology applications that may serve the campus.
  • Recommend membership structure of the Computer Fee Advisory Committee to the Chancellor and CIO.