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The Instructional Technology Committee facilitates the conversation, coordination, and resources necessary to support faculty in re-imagining their courses and curricula with technology enhancements.

The Committee was created after the recommendation of NYU's Faculty Committee on the Future of Technology-Enhanced Education (FTEE). The FTEE's July 2014 report recommended that there be "at least one instructional technologist based in every school, and convene these individuals regularly with University-level IT staff, in order to coordinate initiatives.”

Committee Charge

(a) Surface school-based, portal-based, and site-based instructional technology needs, with the goal of coordinating decision-making so that, where possible, University-wide solutions can be reached and shared;

(b) Continue to address emerging support needs through the evaluation and assessment of instructional technology services;

(c) Enhance the information architecture (e.g., visibility, navigability) of existing online resources about technology-enhanced education, and ensure that online resources (e.g., the FAQs, the inventory of online and hybrid/blended courses, and the bibliography of articles about technology-enhanced education) are regularly updated;

(d) Develop and disseminate best practices and emerging trends for instructional uses of technology, especially standards for online courses;

(e) Develop and disseminate training and workshop materials for instructors and instructional technologists across NYU.

(f) Create instructional technology targets and goals as well as coordination of instructional tech pilots.

(g) Consider and collaborate across school and central teams on shared systems, code libraries, Data Asset Management systems, and file type standards.

Committee Membership

Co-Chair: Kelsey Buttendorf Cook
Co-Chair: Johan Starr

  • Gallatin: Jenny Kijowski
  • Global Public Health: Marina Thomatos
  • Silver: Henry Samelson
  • Law School: Johan Starr
  • Wagner: Henrietta Paz-Amor
  • School of Professional Studies: Hui Soo Chae
  • Tandon: Jessie Guy-Ryan/Yona Jean-Pierre (FITL)
  • Libraries: Michelle Demeter
  • Arts & Sciences: Lucy Appert/Tim Schaffer (LS)
  • Dentistry: Cristian Opazo
  • Steinhardt: Kelsey Buttendorf Cook
  • Nursing: David Resto
  • NYU Abu Dhabi: Jayson Cabrera
  • Medicine: So-Young Oh
  • Tisch: Josh Murray
  • Stern: Sean Diaz
  • NYU Shanghai: Angela Wang
  • Courant: Covered by FAS
  • Institute of Fine Arts: Covered by FAS


  • Provost’s Office: Clay Shirky
  • NYU IT: Ben Maddox

Standing Members

  • NYU Center for Faculty Advancement: Angie Lee
  • NYU Teaching, Learning, & Technology: Jason Korenkiewicz
  • Provostial Areas: Ryan Poynter