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USHE Teaching Technologies Council

Charter of the USHE Teaching Technologies Council (UTTC)

I. Role of the USHE Teaching Technologies Council (UTTC)

This USHE Directors Council acts as an advisory and working group to the Utah System of Higher Education Chief Academic Officers and Chief Information Officers assisting them with technology- enriched learning initiatives. The council may assist with:

II. Membership of UTTC

On or before September 1st each biennium, the UTTC Chair will send a memorandum to each institution’s CIO requesting that they consult with their respective CAO and jointly appoint UTTC members for two-year terms. Of those appointed, one member should be identified as the voting representative.

The UTTC shall consist of:

Representatives shall make efforts to participate in meetings, either on-site or via alternative methods. Representatives may designate a proxy to ensure the achievement of a quorum, as well as to ensure voting representation for the institution represented.

III. Terms of UTTC Members

Term of service is at the discretion of the respective appointing CIO. UTTC Chair shall request a renewal from each of the respective CIOs every two years.

The UALC and UEN representatives term of service is at the discretion of the their respective leadership. The UTTC Chair will request membership renewal every two years from these organizations.

IV. UTTC Chair

The UTTC annually shall elect a Chairperson. The Chair’s term shall run from September 1 through August 30.

A. Chair Election:

Before August 30 of each year, the Council will receive notice from the current Chair concerning Committee membership for the following term. At the final meeting of the year, a Chair will be elected by vote of the continuing Committee members.

B. Responsibilities of officers:

The Chairperson shall

  • Set agendas and lead all meetings of the Council
  • Ensure that the Council functions smoothly and meets obligations, as outlined in the 
  • Report Council actions and recommendations to the USHE CIOs and CAOs.
  • Represent the Council where appropriate
  • Establish a schedule of regular meetings and call special meetings with at least seven 
business days’ notice to Council members

VI. Responsibilities of UTTC

The responsibilities of the Council are to review and provide recommendations to the USHE CIOs and CAOs on learning and technology issues. In so doing, the Council serves as a supportive body that helps to create, validate, and prioritize learning and technology agendas that lead to timely and appropriate attention to further the advancement of institutions of higher education throughout the State of Utah. Such activities may include:

VII. Committees & Task Forces

A. Working Committees:

  • Service to a working committee can be fulfilled by voting members of the Committee, non-voting and ex-officio members of the Committee, or other persons deemed appropriate by the Committee
  • Only voting members of the Committee can serve as chairs of standing committees.
  • There are no limits on consecutive terms
  • There will be a minimum of three members for each standing committee
  • The maximum number of members is determined for each standing committee
  • UTTC members, by majority vote, may create or disband standing committees concerned with activities consistent with the purpose of the UTTC.

B. Task Forces

  • UTTC or a working committee may, from time to time, form task forces focused on satisfying specific needs.
  • Task force participation can come from any qualified persons deemed necessary by the Council or committee commissioning the task force
  • Task forces will have clearly defined scope, tasks, timelines and deliverables. The task force is dissolved upon acceptance of the deliverables by the commissioning body.

VIII. Council Meetings

IX. Amendments

These by-laws may be amended by a 2/3rd vote of the voting members of UTTC at any regular or called meeting at which a quorum is present. UUTC members must be given notice of proposed amendments at least two weeks before the meeting at which they are considered.