Advisory Groups


ITS Advisory Committee (ITSAC)

ITS Advisory Committee (ITSAC)


The ITS Advisory Committee (ITSAC) has overall responsibility for advice on institutional IT policy and service issues. The committee meets periodically to provide advice to the Provost and Yale’s Chief Information Officer on Yale’s information technology policies, strategies, priorities, and services.


ITSAC serves as the foremost faculty-led committee with relationship to ITS. The committee serves to provide feedback to ITS on existing and future services, including both strategic initiatives and the annual project portfolio.

ITSAC consists of a team of faculty and staff to:

  • Provide independent thinking and feedback.

  • Serve as a sounding board for new initiatives.

The membership also provides a functional breadth of knowledge around the following:

  • Faculty research needs

  • Teaching and learning needs and directions

  • Specific disciplinary knowledge

Areas of focus for ITSAC include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic technology directions

  • The strategic role of technology in the teaching and learning mission of the University

  • The critical role of technology in support of research and scholarship

  • Particular issues on which the Provost, VP for Finance and Business Operations, orthe University CIO seeks advise


ITSAC receives regular updates from the University CIO on various existing and future technology needs, ideas, and issues facing the university community. These thoughts and comments are collected and background material is provided to the committee prior to each meeting. ITSAC also identifies areas where ITS attention may be warranted. Finally, ITSAC reviews a final draft of the annual technology portfolio recommendation and endorses the portfolio before it is presented to the IT Executive committee for review and allocation approval.

The role of the Chair:

  • Overall communication to the committee members

  • Prioritization and planning monthly and annual agenda topics

  • Calling and leading meetings as necessary.


The committee membership should be diverse and represent the larger university faculty and administrative community.

ITSAC members represent:

  • Diversity of disciplinary backgrounds including at least one member from Arts & Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences, the Professional Schools

  • Varied perspectives

  • Willingness to engage


ITSAC 2022-2023 Committee

Tariq Ahman, Cardiology
Nita Ahuja, Surgery
Fadi Akar, Cardiology
Sarab Al Ani, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Kathryn Alexander, Music
Yoram Alhassid, Physics
Rummana Aslam, Orthopaedics
Philip Bernstein, Architecture
Jasmina Besirevic-Regan, Academic Affairs
Damon Clark, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Alexandre Debs, Political Science
Albert Do, Digestive Diseases
James Dzuira, Emergency Medicine
Nahla Elsaid, Radiology
Kirk Freudenburg, Classics
Christopher Gange, Radiology
Larry Gladney, Physics
Eugene Hall, Pediatrics
Michael Higley, Neuroscience, ITSAC Chair
Greg Huber, Political Science
Soumia Koundi, French
Angela Lee-Smith, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yi-Hwa Liu, Cardiology
Priyamvada Natarajan, Astronomy
Matuku Ngame, French
Andrew Notarianni, Anesthesiology
Scott Petersen, Computer Science
Ruzica Piskac, Computer Science
Jonathan Reuning-Scherer, Assesments
Nathan Roberts, Theater Studies
Andrew Szymkowiak, Physics
David Simon, Political Science
Andrew Szymkowiak, Physics
Julia Titus, Slavic Languages and Literature
Rebecca Tosland, Economics
Daniel Weinberger, Public Health
Jing Yan, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Orit Yeret, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations/p>