The Student Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) is a student owned and student governed advisory committee that works collaboratively with the University and IT resources to help plan and manage technology initiatives.
The University has a long history of including students in technology decisions, and the STAC is just the most recent piece of that history. Back in 2001, Network Technology Services formed a student advocacy panel to provide advice and guidance to students when discussing technology needs. This group quickly took on representation from Student Union and eventually became the Technology Resource Committee (TRC). By 2005 the TRC had become part of Student Union, and a Technology Task Force was formed to focus specifically on residential technology. Ultimately this Task Force brought the first wireless network implementation to the residential network in the fall term of 2007. With the founding of STAC, the focus has again broadened to include the student experience at the University with technology as a whole, from the classroom to the dorm room.
- includes representatives from a variety of student groups and areas as well as administrative areas.
- meets weekly to discuss the management of current technologies (like wireless internet access and campus printing) and the implementation of new initiatives (like WUSTL apps and improvements to webSTAC).
- exists to ensure that students are involved in how these technologies are supported at the University from the very beginning.