Task Force Charge

Looking at where UMD is now in IT enablement of teaching and learning, ask the broad question: What changes in the IT environment - infrastructure, support, policy, funding, governance, etc. - would provide a better overall environment at UMD that would advance scholarly enablement? The focus should not be only on what the Division of IT can/must do ... the approach needs to go beyond central (and distributed) IT to all divisions of the university.

Task Force Members

Name Title College/Campus Unit/Constituency
Donna Hamilton (Chair) Dean and Professor Undergraduate Studies
Pamela Abshire Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marcio Alves De Oliveira Research Assistant Professor Kinesiology
Spencer Benson Director Center for Teaching Excellence
Doug Besharov Professor Public Policy
Alex Chen Associate Professor Urban Studies and Planning
Helene Cohen Senior Lecturer Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education
Philip DeShong Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hasan Elahi Associate Professor Art
Anand Gopal Associate Professor Decision, Operations and Technology
Chris Higgins Director Learning Technologies and Environments
Paul Jaeger Assistant Professor Information Studies
Katie King Associate Professor Women's Studies
Kevin Mathias Lecturer Institute for Applied Agriculture
Dan Navarro IT Director Behavioral and Social Sciences
Lara Otis Librarian II Libraries
Craig Slack Assistant Director Stamp Student Union
Elisabeth Smela Professor Mechanical Engineering
Ann Smith Assistant Dean Undergraduate Studies
Vinit Parmanand Graduate Student  
Dan Schuldenfrei Undergraduate Student