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CIPS forms the Canadian Computing Alliance Board (CCAB)


Since its founding in 1958, CIPS historically has had a good relationship with the academic community. CIPS as a whole has enabled a wide range of activities related to the academic community over the years, such as those of the special interest groups and program accreditation. However, CIPS has not had a separate centralized and dedicated unit specifically to provide a wide range of relevant services, activities and resources to the post-secondary academic community. Under the leadership and direction of Dr. Peter King, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP, CIPS has now formed the Canadian Computing Alliance Board (CCAB) to ensure that in the future CIPS has a coherent strategy for:

  • supporting a cohesive community of academics and professionals with a shared commitment to advancing the discipline and profession of IT/computing.
  • ensuring that CIPS has a strategy for assisting in the advancement of computing as an academic discipline.
  • offering a platform for exchange of information and experiences in the academic milieu.
  • nurturing inventiveness and innovation in IT/computing.
  • engaging with the broad community and promote informed debate about the roles IT/computing play in society at large.

The CCAB will provide advice to CIPS on academic matters.

In support of its aims the CCAB will:

  • Set the strategic direction for the CCAB to ensure that substantive products and services are offered that further the principles and responsibilities of the CCAB.

  • Actively identify and engage appropriate partnerships with key stakeholders in order to represent and advance the mission and purposes of the CCAB.
  • Endeavour to gain the widest possible active participation of the academic community and broader industry community (including practitioners and non academic organizations) with the CCAB’s initiatives.
  • Formulate initiatives for broadening and accelerating the dissemination of new and existing areas of knowledge. Dissemination channels could include journals, conferences, workshops and seminars, and online mechanisms such as webinars and social networking technologies.
  • Pursue initiatives that will improve the mechanisms available for effective networking of faculty and professionals in order to collaborate in the advancement of computing.
  • Where appropriate and in conformance with CIPS policies and procedures, contribute objectively to public policy development through providing advice, representation and reporting on key issues (legislation, fiscality, non-fiscal incentives, financing research) that affect the development of the IT/computing field.
  • Establish relationships with appropriate national and international external bodies and organizations with the aim of developing mutually beneficial interests and activities consistent with the aims of the CCAB.
  • Create Working Groups to address specific projects or initiatives. This includes assigning leads for initiatives, approving their implementation plans, then monitoring the impact and outcomes and providing direction when necessary.
  •  Provide budget stewardship related to the pillars of the CCAB. All activities of the CCAB which imply financial commitment will require a clearly defined plan, including time scales, responsible stakeholders, actions, outcomes and their benefits.
  • Act as an ambassador, promoting the CCAB principles and objectives to external parties, fostering closer ties with the key stakeholders and facilitating better engagement between them.

The membership of the CCAB will consists of:

  • The Chair of the CIPS Computer Science Accreditation Council (CSAC)
  • The Chair of the Information Systems and Technology Accreditation Council (ISTAC)
  • The Chair of the Business Technology Management Accreditation Council (BTMAC)
  • The Chair of the Canadian National Council of Deans of Information Technology (CNCDIT) (or designate)
  • The Chair of CACS/AIC (or designate)
  • Two senior IT professionals from industry, not employed by a college or university.
  • Two senior faculty members from the college and university community
  • One student member from a CIPS accredited program.
  • The Director of Accreditation
  • The Manager Professional Standards (ex-officio)

A CCA website is currently under development and will be launched later this summer and will become the go-to resource for Canadian computing faculty.  



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