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Governance


LMS Architecture Committee











 

Meeting Schedule 

Every other Thursday

Standing Agenda 
ORCA Updates, LMS Administration Updates, Service Desk Updates, Training Updates, and Communication and Outreach Updates
May 6, 2021
May 20, 2021
June 3, 2021
June 17, 2021
July 1, 2021
July 15, 2021
July 29, 2021
August 12, 2021
August 26, 2021

LMS Advisory Committee

 

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Stephen Caffey
Faculty Representative
 

 

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David Cairns
Department Head Representative
 

 

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Kathryn Falvo
Galveston Faculty Representative
 

 

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Tara Gray
Staff Representative
 

 

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Beverly Irby
Associate Dean Representative
 

 

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'Jon Jasperson
Faculty Representative
 

 

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Andrew Klein
Faculty Senate Representative
 

 

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Paulo Lima-Filho
Undergraduate Studies Representative
 

 

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Sven Lohose
Student Representative
 

 

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Jason Mastrogiovanni
Student Success Representative
 

 

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Rajesh Miranda
HSC Faculty Representative

 

 

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Morgan Schweller
Graduate and Professional School Representative

 

 

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Kristi J Shyrock
Faculty Representative

 

 

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Heather Wilkinson
Office of the Dean of Faculties Representative

 

 
 

Meeting Schedule 

Once a Month

May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
July 8, 2021
August 12, 2021

LMS Executive Committee

 

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Mark H Weichold
Interim Provost & Executive Vice President

 

 

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Joseph Pettibon
Vice President for Enrollment & Academic Services

 

 

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Tim Scott
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Student Success
 

 

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Ed Pierson
Interim Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
 

 

Juan Garza

Juan Garza
Associate Vice President for Academic Services 
Ex-officio Member
 


 

 
 

Dr. Jocelyn Widmer

Jocelyn Widmer
Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation
Ex-officio Member



 

 
 

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Mauro Sericano
LMS Project Manager​





 

     

 

Meeting Schedule 

Once a Month

 

Academic Liaisons

 

School/College 

Academic Liaison 1 

Academic Liaison 2

Agriculture & Life Sciences  Vidya Patil Katlin Keppler
Architecture  Steve Johnson Diana Benavides
Mays School of Business Ben Haymond 'Jon Jasperson
College of Dentistry Carmina Castro Jeffrey Lowry
College of Education & Human Development  Jere Liu Ambyr Rios
College of Engineering Ted Seidel Gerry Pedraza
College of Geosciences LaVonne Grandy Jalal Moussoui
Bush School of Govt & Public Service  Lisa Brown Rebecca Burgner
School of Law Mark Collins Xiyao Huang
College of Liberal Arts Shweta Kailani  
College of Medicine Jennifer Maldonado-Castillo Mark McCall
School of Military Science Meredith Simpson  
College of Nursing Kris Wuensche Carol Peckinpaugh
College of Pharmacy Gilbert Reyna  
School of Public Health Patty Luna-Arvizu  
College of Science Kim Ritchie Joanna Pellois
College of Vet Med Tim Ponder Laura Hammons
Galveston Gerald Hughes Martha Lopez
Qatar Miklos Kovacs Karawan Alsaleh
 

Meeting Schedule 

Meeting Topics

Meeting Objectives

May 19, 2021 Migration Appointments, Communities Survey, and Duplicate Course Requests  
June 2, 2021 Collaboration on Training Notification Email and Open Forum  
June 16, 2021 Fall Complex Course Migration Process  
June 30, 2021 Third-Party Tools Testing Kick-Off
  • Present the third-party tool testing process and unit expectations based on the list of tools submitted by the Academic Liaisons in March
  • Outline the steps taken in the overall approval process to date, including security and accessibility reviews
  • Share resources and documentation that you will need to conduct testing 
  • Review Canvas refresh dates and align testing calendar within these ranges
July 14, 2021 Canvas Communities
  • Provide updates on the Canvas Communities pilot
  • Summarize the pilot group's experience, including workflows, process improvements, and findings
  • Highlight ALs who contributed to the pilot and ask that you share your experiences 
July 28, 2021 Third-Party Tools Update and Findings
  • Provide updates on the first round of testing 
  • Share experiences to support other ALs who have not yet had a chance to engage in the process   
  • Discuss modifications to workflow that may be necessary to improve efficiencies and transparency in the process moving forward 
August 11, 2021    
August 25, 2021    
September 8, 2021    
September 28, 2021    
October 6, 2021    

Academic Liaison Resources


 

Third-Party Tool Testing Process

Outlined below are the steps for Academic Liaisons participating in the Third-Party Tool Testing Process: 


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LMS Outreach

Faculty Outreach

 
The LMS Operations Team provides a video update to the Faculty Senate each month to highlight key implementation milestones for Canvas; review continuous improvements to the digital learning environment; and provide relevant data points. The videos are posted on the Faculty Senate Current Agenda the Friday before the next meeting.
 
                   
LMS Update - July 2021   LMS Update - June 2021   LMS Update - May 2021  
LMS Update - April 2021
 
LMS Update - March 2021
 
LMS Update - February 2021
 
LMS Update - January 2021
 
LMS Update - December 2020
 
LMS Update - November 2020
 
LMS Update - October 2020
 
LMS Update - September 2020
 

 

Student Outreach

 
The LMS Operations Team provides updates to the Student Senate on relevant student-facing features and improvements that will impact the student experience in Canvas.
 
LMS Student Update - Spring 2021