Meet the IT Issues Panel

About the IT Issues Panel

The EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel includes individuals from EDUCAUSE member institutions to provide quick feedback to EDUCAUSE on current issues, problems, and proposals across higher education IT. Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE vice president of data, research, and analytics, coordinates the group's activities and reports. Panel members serve for one year with staggered terms.

Panel members are selected by EDUCAUSE to reflect the composition of its membership, and include CIOs, other senior IT and library leaders, and faculty. The group may occasionally include others with useful perspectives, such as leaders from other associations or non-IT higher education leaders. Membership is by invitation only; discussions are private except for the reports mentioned below, and individual members’ contributions are kept confidential.

Panel Responsibilities and Process

Members of the Issues Panel have two principal responsibilities:

Once each quarter, the EDUCAUSE Vice President of Data, Research, and Analytics convenes the Issues Panel for approximately two hours. In advance of each quarterly session, EDUCAUSE asks Issues Panel members to identify the issues they believe are most important in higher-education IT practice at that point, emergent or otherwise significant. During the meeting, Issues Panel members and participating EDUCAUSE leaders discuss the issues members have listed, and agree on which seem most important. The resulting list then becomes the basis for developing the yearly Top Ten IT Issues list. Based on the quarterly discussions, EDUCAUSE may also commission papers or reports, organize online webinars, conduct case studies, undertake research, or solicit relevant sessions for EDUCAUSE conferences and events.

From time to time – no more frequently than monthly – EDUCAUSE asks Issues Panel members to respond to specific questions. Sometimes these questions are about topics that have arisen during events or in online discussions; the goal is a quick read on how widespread or important those topics are. Sometimes the questions are about actions EDUCAUSE might take or changes it might make to existing programs. Issues Panel members agree to respond to such questions quickly, generally within 48 hours.

Meet The IT Issues Panel

Gerard Au
Associate Vice President, IT Services
San Bernardino, California
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Thomas Burkdall
Professor
Stevenson Ranch, California
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Timothy M. Chester
Vice President for Information Technology
Athens, Georgia
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Rebecca Frost Davis
Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology
Austin, Texas
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Victoria Duggan
Chief Compliance Officer
Rockville, Maryland
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2016 - 2016
Ellen F. Falduto
Chief Information & Planning Officer
Wooster, Ohio
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Dwight Fischer
AVP-CIO
Halifax, Nova Scotia
CANADA
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Craig A. Fowler
Chief Information Officer
Cullowhee, North Carolina
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Thomas Glaser
Vice President Information Technology
Columbia, Maryland
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016

Susan Grajek (Ex Officio)

Susan Grajek
Vice President, Data, Research, and Analytics
1150 18th Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES
(202) 331-5350
Committee Term: 2011

Joanna Lyn Grama (Staff Liaison)

Joanna Lyn Grama
Director of Cybersecurity and IT GRC Programs
3335 Crawford St.
West Lafayette, Indiana
UNITED STATES
(720) 406-6769
Committee Term: 2012 - 2016
Mark J. Hager
Associate Professor, Psychology
Atherton, California
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Darcy A. Janzen
E-Learning Support Manager
Tacoma, Washington
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Kirk Kelly
Associate Vice President and CIO
Portland, Oregon
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Deborah Keyek-Franssen
AVP Digital Education and Engagement
Denver, Colorado
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
John Landers
Project Management Office Leader
Cleveland, Ohio
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Stuart D. Lee
Deputy CIO
Oxford, Oxfordshire
UNITED KINGDOM
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Patricia Patria
Chief Information Officer
Worcester, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Marden D. Paul
Director, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Commu
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Eric Sakai
Dean of Academic Technology
Montpelier, Vermont
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
William R. Senter
Chief Technology Officer
Seguin, Texas
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
David Starrett
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Columbia, Missouri
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016
Aimee Whiteside
Assistant Professor
Tampa, Florida
UNITED STATES
Committee Term: 2015 - 2016

Catherine Yang (Staff Liaison)

Catherine Yang
Senior Director, Content
282 Century Place, Suite 5000
Louisville, Colorado
UNITED STATES
(303) 544-5671
Committee Term: 2011

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