IT Governance

IT Governance Strategy

IT Governance is designed to ensure the effective and efficient uses of IT through value creation, management of risks, and optimization of resources in enabling the University to achieve its goals and objectives.

Purpose and Scope

Direct IT endeavors in accordance with the following objectives:

  • Aligning ITS with the rest of the University to realize the promised benefits of IT;
  • Allowing ITS to enable the University by exploiting IT opportunities and maximizing IT benefits;
  • Using IT resources responsibly; and
  • Managing IT-related risks appropriately.

Process Steps & Templates

The first step is to review the proposal with your divisional representative.  Divisional representatives also serve as members of the IT Rationalization Committee (ITRC).  After receiving approval from your divisional representative you will complete and submit the idea rationalization form.  All ideas classified as transformative are reviewed by the ITRC.  If the idea is approved by the ITRC, you will need to complete a business case, and a business requirements document (Step 4).  Once the business case, detailed scope, requirements, architectural design and resources needs are understood, the ITRC will review the proposal a second time.  Below are links to the idea rationalization template and email address for submission.

Summary of Idea Form Process
  • Step 1: Receive review/approval from ITRC divisional representatives before submission
  • Step 2: Complete and submit Idea Form
  • Step 3: For Transform ideas, ITRC reviews request
  • Step 4: Approved projects develop detailed scope, costs, architectural design and required campus resources
  • Step 5: ITRC decides whether to proceed or reject
  • Step 6: Approved projects are assigned to a project manager

Click here for a PDF of the ITRC Process

Divisional Representatives
  • Academic Affairs: Jay Raja, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Business Affairs: David Tobelman, Director of Technical Operations and Planning
  • Chancellor's Office: Krista Newkirk, Chancellor's Chief of Staff
  • Student Affairs: Ted Elling, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • University Advancement: Tammie Boyd, Senior Director of University Advancement Operations
  • Information and Technology Services: Michael Carlin, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Idea Form

IT Governance Forums

Committees provide processes for inputs and outputs with defined roles and responsibilities for stakeholders including senior administration, campus leaders, faculty, staff, students, and ITS.  To learn more about the IT Governance Forums, click here.