Advisory Committees

Blackboard Advisory Committee

This group is composed of faculty members, senior administrators, and students; it advises ITS leadership on the policies, and support issues related to the university’s learning management system. The group works to improve user experience and promote use of the learning management system on campus and in the university’s distance-learning programs.

Contact: Christi Triplett, ctriplet@usc.edu

Committee on Information Services (CIS)

This faculty group is jointly appointed by the Academic Senate and the Office of the Provost; it advises the CIO on issues related to the academic use of university’s technology infrastructure.

Contact: Michelle Coley, coley@usc.edu
Web: About the Committee on Information Services

Council on Technology and Security Strategy (CTSS)

This group is composed of IT leaders from the university’s schools and units; it advises the CIO about the technology needs of the university’s schools and administrative units. The group also ensures effective communication about information security, interoperability, and related matters.

Contact: Christi Triplett, ctriplet@usc.edu

Health Sciences Campus Computing Advisory Group (HSC CAG)

This group is composed of IT leaders from the university’s medical schools and units; it advises the CIO about the technology needs of the university’s medical schools and administrative units. The group also ensures effective communication about information security, interoperability, and related matters for the medical environment.

Contact: Debbie Reza, dreza@usc.edu

HPC Faculty Advisory Committee

This group advises the CIO about the faculty’s research needs related to the university’s supercomputing and grid computing resources.

Contact: Maureen Dougherty, mdougher@usc.edu

Multimedia Scholarship Advisory Committee (MSAC)

The MSAC is an advisory committee to the provost, charged with engaging the campus community in cultivating and sustaining an academic culture that promotes multimedia literacy. The committee comprises nineteen faculty and staff appointed by the Office of the Provost.

Contact: Christi Triplett, ctriplet@usc.edu

Online Learning Council

This group includes academic and professional staff actively engaged with online programs. It meets once a semester for the purpose of sharing information about USC’s online programs and about new advances in the field.

Contact: Christi Triplett, ctriplet@usc.edu

Web Council

This group is composed of web professionals from the university’s schools and units; it ensures effective communication across the university’s schools and units about web projects and technologies deployed on campus.

Contact: Ellen Castillo, elenc@usc.edu

YouTube/iTunesU Committee

This committee is jointly convened by University Communications and ITS’s Technology-Enhanced Learning. It is composed of the communications directors and IT professionals from each school or unit that sponsors a USC YouTube and/or iTunesU sub-channel. The committee meets once a semester to discuss best practices regarding media and review guidelines for managing sub-channels.

Contact: Tomo Isoyama, isoyama@usc.edu