Cañada College Technology Committee



The Technology Committee reports directly to the Instructional Planning Council. The Committee is led by a tri-chair made up of the Dean of Academic Support & Learning Technologies, the Online Education Faculty Coordinator and the Instructional Technologist. Voting members include the tri-chairs, a technology-focused faculty member, a District ITS representative, a local ITS representative, a student services representative, an Associated Students of Cañada College representative, the Vice President of Instruction and the Vice President of Student Services. Resource members include a Professional Learning Committee representative, a Guided Pathways Steering Committee Representative, a Disability Resource Center Representative, the Vice President of Administrative Services, all members of the Distance Education Advisory Committee, and a faculty representative from each unrepresented division.

Meetings are open to the public. The committee creates an inclusive environment by inviting specific members of the Cañada community to meetings where their perspectives are essential to the agenda items at hand.

Technology Plan 2024-27

Technology Committee By-laws


The Technology Committee advocates for the college community to have secure, accessible, and reliable technology that improves and supports learning, instruction, communication, and operations. The Technology Committee reports to the Planning & Budgeting Council (PBC). Committee members are also required to report committee recommendations to constituent divisions and governing councils (including Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Instructional Planning Council (IPC), and Student Services Planning Council (SSPC).


The Technology Committee is advisory to the Planning & Budgeting Council on a range of issues related to technology. These advisory tasks include:


  1. Develop the three-year Technology Plan that sets forth the goals and objectives for the coming three years and aligns with college and district plans, goals and objectives.
  2. Prepare an annual summary of the committee’s work progress based on goals and objectives set forth in the Technology Plan.
  3. Assess and evaluate:
    • Technology usage and needs (annually) with assistance from the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE).
    • Technology resource requests by providing input and guidance on requested resources when needed.
    • Develop procedures and policies for educational technology and online instruction in consultation with the Vice President of Instruction, and both college and district DEAC. Establish compliance with external mandates, including specifications articulated by Title 5, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), and Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act.
    • Minimum campus technological standards in collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS).
  4. Make recommendations for:
    • The implementation of centralized online student support services.
    • The appropriate use of educational technology, in particular the proprietary applications that are used college-wide and impact students, faculty, and staff.
    • Equitable access to necessary technology for faculty, staff, and students.
  5. Support and review the annual Technology Refresh Process collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Vice President of Administrative Services.
  6. Collaborate with the Professional Development Planning Committee to determine campus professional development needs related to technology.
  7. Consult with the Academic Senate when committee work may impact academic and professional matters that fall within the 10 + 1 area.
  8. Consult, advise, and collaborate with other college and district colleagues concerned with the effective use of technology.
  9. Continuously improve the Technology Committee structure, mission, plan, goals and objectives in order to adapt to the changing technology needs for instruction, student services, and business operations.