Campus computing committees

Committee name Description
University Committee for Information Systems and Technology (UCIST) Serves as a co-ordinating body for computing on campus, and has representation from each of the faculties (the associate dean, computing) and the major academic-support areas (the associate provosts, vice-president administration & finance, associate university librarian, and director of business operations).
Academic Support Computing Representatives  (ASCR) Group The computing reps in academic support departments are the first point of contact for staff in their department having computer problems. The computing reps work with an Information Systems & Technology (IST) liaison in Client Services on solving more complex problems, and are instrumental in helping with larger projects such as desktop deployment.
Campus Network Services Committee (CNSC) Facilitate communication between Information Systems & Technology (IST) and faculty and departmental IT staff regarding network services provisioning and use.
Computing Technology and Services Committee (CTSC) Provides advice to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and UCIST on the planning, design, implementation and operation of IT technologies at the University. CTSC makes recommendations to UCIST in these areas and initiates IT investigative projects of campus interest.
Faculty Computing User Support Group (FACCUS) A resource group for staff providing user support in the faculties, Information Systems & Technology (IST), and the Library.
Professional Development Advisory Group (PDAG)

Responsible for organizing a schedule of professional development seminars held every Friday morning.

Waterloo Nexus Advisory Group Facilitates discussion on technical issues related to development and ongoing support of the Waterloo Nexus environment. Each member is expected to bring to the Group issues for discussion and resolution, and to communicate information back to the Waterloo Nexus system administrators within the academic and academic support units they represent. The group is advisory to UCIST.
Web Advisory Committee (WAC) Makes recommendations to and receives direction from the University's Web Steering Committee and UCIST. It tracks evolving requirements and use of the Web, and develops strategies for its ongoing evolution.
IT Advisory Board (ITAB) Waterloo students provide feedback and direction for projects IST is working on.
Green IT Advisory Group (GITAG) Discusses where the University can best concentrate efforts to affect change in the direction of greener computing.