Establishment of a University Communications Network Committee

Policy Memorandum No. 74

Recommended by the Computer Committee
Approved by University Council: March 2, 1987
Approved by the President: March 2, 1987
Effective: Fall Quarter, 1987

This action establishes a University Communications Network Committee, charged to "recommend policies relating to the operation, maintenance, and development of the University's communications network." In approving the measure, members of University Council expressed the desire that an on-campus student serve on the committee, although that is not stipulated in the language. The measure also removes the Director of Communications Network Services as an ex officio member of the University Computer Committee. As adopted by Council, the measure reads:

Whereas the University's Communications enterprise for voice, video and data is at least as large as its computing enterprise, and

Whereas the segment of the University community interested and knowledgeable in communications issues is not necessarily the same as that involved with computing, now

Therefore be it resolved that University Council be petitioned to establish a University Communications Network Committee and have the President appoint annually a chair from among its membership, and be it

Further resolved that such a Committee have as its charge:

To recommend policies relating to the operation, maintenance and development of the University's communications network.

The membership proposed for the Committee is:
One faculty representative from each CollegeNominated by College Faculty Association
Representative of the Department of Computer ScienceNominated by Department Chair
Director of Communications Network Servicesex officio
Vice President for Information Systemsex officio
Representative of the Vice President for FinanceNominated by Vice President for Finance
Undergraduate student representativeNominated by SGA
Graduate student representativeNominated by Graduate Assembly
Representative of the University LibrariesNominated by Library Faculty Association
Extension Division RepresentativeNominated by Vice Provost for Extension
Research Division RepresentativeNominated by Vice Provost for Research
Representative of Vice President for AdministrationNominated by Vice President for Administration
Assistant/Associate Dean of one CollegeAppointed by President
Representative of the Vice President for Student AffairsNominated by Vice President for Student Affairs
Representative of the Faculty SenateNominated by the Faculty Senate

Members shall be appointed by the President for a three year term, except that for the initial membership of college representatives where representatives from the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture and Urban Studies, and Arts and Sciences will be appointed for one year terms, and Business, Education, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine will be appointed for two year terms.

and, be it

Further resolved that the Director of Communications Network Services be removed as an ex officio member of the University Computer Committee.


President's Policy Memorandum

URL: http://purl.vt.edu/vtdocs/policies/ppm74