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AA/PPS 04.03.01 - Academic Affairs Computing Priority Committee

Academic Affairs Computing Priority Committee

AA/PPS No. 04.03.01 (9.03)
Issue No. 2
Effective Date: 2/13/2018
Next Review Date: 9/01/2021 (E3Y)
Sr. Reviewer: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing


    1. The purpose of this policy is to establish the membership and responsibilities of the Academic Affairs Computing Priority Committee which will determine student information system configuration and development policies, and establish priorities for discretionary projects that may require computing resources within the Division of Academic Affairs.

    1. Computing Resources – resources invested in analysis, design, and programming services. Student Information System (SIS) enhancements are required to provide new or improved system services; comply with governmental statutes and regulations, support the implementation, integration, and maintenance of third-party administrative software packages; and administer the databases utilized by these software systems.

    2. Project Charter – documentation of a concept or need including a description of the problem to be solved, goals with supporting and specific objectives, and a list of stakeholders and key operational users. See UPPS No. 04.02.01, Obtaining Technology Resources’ Systems and Services, for proper format.


    1. Academic Affairs Computing Priority Committee members will be appointed in order to represent as many different schools and departments as possible within the Division of Academic Affairs.

      1. Committee membership shall be as follows:

        Member Appointed by
        Assoc. VP for Enrollment & Marketing Provost and VPAA
        1 Associate Dean Council of Academic Deans
        2 Department Chairs Council of Chairs
        2 Faculty Members Associate Provost
        2 Faculty Members Faculty Senate
        1 Graduate College Representative Dean, Graduate College
        Director of Undergraduate Admissions Assoc. VPEMM
        Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships Assoc. VPEMM
        University Registrar Assoc. VPEMM
        Director of Curriculum Services Assoc. VPAA
        Asst. VP Texas State University Round Rock Campus Provost and VPAA
        Assoc. VP Technology Resources VPIT
      2. Ex-Officio members include:

        Ex-Officio member Appointed by
        Systems Analyst Undergraduate Admissions
        Systems Analyst University Registrar
        Systems Analyst Dean, Graduate College
        Systems Analyst Dir., Financial Aid & Scholarships
        Director, Enterprise Systems Assoc. VP Technology Resources
        Asst. Dir., Enterprise Systems Dir., Enterprise Systems
    2. The associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing will serve as chair of the committee. The chair will be responsible for communicating with all committee members between meetings and for communicating the committee’s recommendations and concerns to other university groups.

    3. Members of the committee will serve one-year terms with reappointments permitted if desired.


    1. The committee will meet each semester or as needed to receive reports from the SIS Coordinating Council and key student system administrators, evaluate current student system activity, and make recommendations for enhancements. All project charters must be submitted in accordance with the procedures established by UPPS No. 04.02.01, Obtaining Technology Resources’ Systems and Services.

    2. The committee will review, rank, and monitor requests from submission through completion via periodic status reports from team leaders and project managers. If a feasibility study is not begun within six months of being ranked, the project charter will be removed from the list of ranked projects. The committee will assist in moving projects towards completion by assessing obstacles that may stand in the way of project’s completion, by keeping deans and directors informed, and by working closely with other divisions’ computing priority committees, particularly through the Enterprise Systems Coordinating Council (ESCC).

    3. After each meeting, the committee chair will prepare minutes and distribute them to the members of the committee, the provost, and the Enterprise Systems Coordinating Council (ESCC). The chair of the SIS Coordinating Council will prepare and submit to the committee, the provost and ESCC a summary report to include the following sections:

      1. a revised ranking of all division project charters; and

      2. a progress report of current project charters.


    1. Reviewers of this PPS include the following:

      Position Date
      Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing September 1 E3Y

    This PPS has been approved by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State Academic Affairs policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

    Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing; senior reviewer of this PPS