ASAC - Admin Systems Advisory Committee

The Administrative Systems Advisory Committee (ASAC) is the first step in the comprehensive IT governance structure at Colorado College. This advisory group will operate in a timely and transparent manner to make recommendations to the President's cabinet as follows


  • Provide strategic alternatives related to funding IT initiatives,
  • Provide advice on which ITS projects currently fit in overall strategic objectives of the college and the relative trade-offs of choosing one or more projects over others,
  • Provide recommendations on how the approved projects should be prioritized, and
  • Provide guidance on IT security and business risks associated with the project.

The President, after consultation with the Cabinet, will approve or modify the recommendation, and inform ASAC of the decision.

Project criteria

New applications or modifications of existing applications that are purchased or licensed for Colorado College users (if you click agree on a license agreement) resources must be approved by the Office of Information Technology (ITS) and/or the Administrative Systems Advisory Committee (ASAC). because any of the following may be true:

  • Assistance will be required to develop, install, integrate, or implement the application.
  • The application will run on college-owned hardware.
  • The application will require the use or storage of data considered "sensitive".
  • A security review is necessary for a Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud application.
  • The application will require campus credentials (Active Directory or Single Sign On) for authentication.
  • The application will be made generally available to students, faculty, and/or staff.
  • Integration with other campus systems is required (e.g. Banner data feed or other data interchanges).
  • Ongoing support from the ITS is expected.
  • ITS is expected to assume partial or full financial responsibility for the application.

Once a Tech Adoption Request has been filled out by the requesting office or department, ITS will review the request, follow up with the users, and send the request through ASAC for approval and feedback.

Key Functions

  • The committee shall receive and respond to suggestions, recommendations, inquiries and proposals regarding the application of technology to administrative activities from the faculty, staff and administrators and governance groups from within the campus community.
  • It shall be the function of the committee to decide if proposals received should be considered, amended, accepted, or rejected. If accepted (with or without amendments), the committee will prioritize the projects based on project rating guidelines and shall submit the recommendations to the President's Cabinet for an executive review, recommendation and approval.
  • The committee may be requested to research and consider particular information technology matters and report its findings to the President's Cabinet.
  • The committee shall take necessary steps to solicit information and assistance from such campus offices or groups as may be appropriate. The committee may form necessary workgroups or subcommittees in order to complete its charge.
  • The committee is an advisory group, not a policy making body. The chair of the committee and the ITS: representative shall present recommendations and findings to the President's Cabinet.
  • The committee will maintain a project management ranking of all approved projects and their current statuses.
  • The committee shall keep in view the existing IT policies and controls, and identify IT and business risks and opportunities presented by various project requests. It will provide guidance in form of alternatives and recommendations to assist cabinet's decision making process.

Campus representation (alphabetical by department)

Academics Pedro de Araujo
Admissions and Financial Aid Shannon Amundson, Co-Chair
Advancement Christopher Kollar
Communications Karen To
Finance and Business Administration Lori Seager
Human Resources Heather Kissack
Applications and Security (ITS) Katharina Groves, Co-Chair
Enterprise Resource Planning (ITS) Jim Grey
Registrar Phil Apodaca
Student Life Zak Kroger

Roles and responsibilities

  • The President's cabinet shall make recommendations for membership and select the chair to lead the committee.
  • The chair shall serve a two-year term and shall be eligible for re-election, but may serve no more than two consecutive terms.
  • The chair shall convene all meetings, set the agenda, and cast a vote on all motions.
  • The members must have decision making authority for their department/division.
  • The committee shall take necessary steps to solicit information and assistance from campus offices or other constituents as may be appropriate. The committee may form necessary workgroups or subcommittees in order to complete its charge.
  • There is no upper limit to the term members can serve on the committee. At a minimum the members should serve for one year to ensure process continuity.
  • In the event the chair or members are unable to attend the meetings, it is their responsibility to designate a proxy for their area of representation

Meeting Times

At least one meeting and no more than four meetings shall be convened for each academic term. Meeting times will be established by the committee to accommodate the schedules of as many members as possible.

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