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Technology Governance at CCU

Effective and forward-thinking information technology governance is dependent upon a collaborative process from which University-wide priorities and assets are determined based on the University's mission and strategic direction toward providing emerging, reliable, and cost-effective technology resources and services to enhance student learning and improve teaching as well as augment research and administrative functions. This shared oversight ensures the non-redundancy and compatibility of technology resources with existing and planned infrastructure, optimal deployment and integration of technology solutions, negotiation for advantages, and the safety and security of information.

University Technology Council

The University Technology Council (UTC), formed in 2014, consists of major academic and administrative stakeholders who advise the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), and, in turn, the administration on information technology issues of strategic importance and comprehensive impact on the University and its constituents. The UTC is the highest advisory body to ensure the University becomes one of the top regional and national public universities in information technology. The UTC provides advice and guidance on issues of strategic importance, and is instrumental in creating and maintaining the Technology Strategic Plan while helping guide its implementation by creating synergy among groups across campus and helping eliminate barriers to advance major information technology projects. The UTC provides guidance on priorities for large-scale information technology innovation, initiative collaboration, and policy adoption by setting a vision in alignment with the strategic goals of the institution. While the UTC does not coordinate all IT initiatives, it serves as a "strategic clearinghouse" to ensure information technology initiatives are appropriate, sustainable, and funded in the most appropriate manner.

Recommendations of strategic importance may be channeled appropriately from the council's Standing Committees through UTC members in respective areas. Standing Committees include a Technology Committee to address the needs specific to each of the six academic colleges, Distance Learning Committee, Web Advisory Committee, and the Colleague (Datatel) Student Team Group. Additional standing committees such as an Information Security Committee, Network Infrastructure Advisory Committee, and Computer and Technology User Committee may be formed as necessary.