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.


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

  1. Develop the two-year Technology Plan that (a) summarizes the work the committee has accomplished, (b) sets forth the goals and objectives for the coming two years, (c) aligns with college and district plans, goals and objectives, (d) integrates into institutional planning at all levels, and (e) provides direction for the College’s technology vision.
  2. Prepare annual progress reports on the committee’s work on the goals and objectives set forth in the Technology Plan and on the committee’s work in the following areas.
  3. Assess & Evaluate
    • Technology usage and needs annually with assistance from the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness;
    • Technology resource requests by participating in the Planning and Budgeting Council’s annual resource request prioritization meeting.
  4. Develop Procedures and Policies for
    • Educational technology and online instruction in consultation with the Accreditation Liaison Officer, Disability Resource Center (DRC) and Vice President of Instruction regarding 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);
  5. Make Recommendations for
    • The implementation of centralized online student support services;
    • The appropriate use of educational technology, in particular the use of proprietary applications (e.g. textbook publisher’s online resources) that support teaching and learning;
    • Technology needs and policies for the Instructional Planning Council (IPC) and the Planning and Budgeting Council (PBC);
  6. Review & Approve annual campus technology inventory, replacement cycle and replacement criteria drafted in collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS);
  7. Collaborate with the Professional Learning Committee to determine campus professional development needs related to technology.
  8. Consult with Academic Senate when committee work may impact academic and professional matters that fall within the 10 + 1 area.
  9. Consult, advise, and collaborate with, as appropriate, other college and district colleagues concerned with the effective use of technology.
  10. 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.