Chair of Technology

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AUTHORITY:
This Code is established under the authority of Article VIII, Section 3 of the Associated Students Constitution.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this Code is to establish the office of A.S. Chair of Technology and to outline and define the duties and responsibilities of the A.S. Chair of Technology

DATE OF EFFECTIVENESS:
This Code shall be effective when approved by a majority vote of the Associated Students Senate.

AMENDMENTS:
This Code may be amended by a majority of the total voting membership of the Senate.

APPOINTMENT, TENURE AND RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Chair of Technology shall be a student appointed by the A.S. President and confirmed by the A.S. Senate.
  • The tenure of office for the Chair of Technology shall be one year, to be concurrent with the term of the A.S. President who appoints the Chair of Technology. Should the office be vacated during the school year, the new appointee shall serve for the remainder of the term.
  • The Chair of Technology shall be directly responsible for the discharge of his/her duties to the A.S. President.
  • The Chair of Technology shall be a student in good standing as defined in Article V, Section 1 of the A.S. Constitution and the Chancellor’s Office guidelines.

DUTIES OF THE CHAIR OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Advocate for student access to technology
  • Work to ensure student concerns are heard within each institute and academic department
  • Work with the A.S. Coordinator for Information Technology to ensure the functionality of all Associated Students technological resources
  • Works with the A.S. and campus leadership on making policy recommendations regarding technology services on campus. It works with CSUN staff to promote accessibility and efficacy of technology services.
  • Solicit student input on technology issues.
  • It is the role of the Chair of Technology to serve the Cabinet by reporting on any technology issues on campus, advise on technology related purchases, and run A.S. meeting equipment make sure AS meetings have appropriate IT equipment reserved/available, and that someone is present to run and return the equipment
  • Serve on relevant committees.
  • Serve as an ex-offico member of the University Affairs Committee.
  • Report to the Senate on CSUN’s and the CSU’s information and technology strategies, priorities and policies, improvements to services like Moodle and the CSUN Portal, and emerging learning solutions through technology.
  • Enable academic and administrative leaders to recommend the AS/student priorities for technology investments and confirm they are consistent with the strategic plan and institutional priorities.
  • Helps the IT Department anticipate new student-focused IT needs and priorities by engaging leaders from around the University in regular conversations about their future needs.
  • Enables effective decision-making by directly engaging the constituents who are impacted by them.
  • Provides the IT Department with constructive feedback on how and where to improve its services, which increases overall satisfaction.

REGULATION:
The Chair of Technology shall, in the execution of his/her responsibilities, conform to and abide by the policies of:

  • The United States Constitution
  • The State of California
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Associated Students

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY:
All meetings called by the Chair of Technology shall be conducted according to parliamentary law as set forth in Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

ENABLING CAUSE:
This Code shall supersede all Codes on the A.S. Chair of Technology passed prior to May 5, 2014.