Illinois IT Governance

Technology plays a mission-critical role in helping the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign remain a preeminent public research university with a land-grant mission. The Office of the CIO helps facilitate the creative development and use of cutting edge technology resources to transform all dimensions of our academic enterprise, including research, teaching and learning, and public outreach. Simply put, technology in each of these areas helps to support and transform the University of Illinois.

What is IT Governance?

The purpose of IT Governance is to ensure the alignment of IT to campus strategic goals. IT Governance provides oversight and process that guides decision-making and creates transparency of the full life-cycle of IT investments. IT Governance provides advice and recommendations on technologies that support and enable campus research, teaching and learning, and public engagement efforts.

General Responsibilities of IT Governance

  • Establishing the structure and processes that guide strategic decision-making and alignment of technologies to campus strategic goals and priorities
  • Obtaining recommendations from campus stakeholders about technology initiatives and services

IT Governance Groups

IT Governance coordinates and facilitates the interconnected committees that evaluate and recommend IT direction in support of research, teaching and learning, and public engagement.

General Responsibilities of IT Governance Committees

In general, IT Governance committees perform the following functions:

  • Advise on campus technology needs and priorities
  • Provide recommendations about technology services
  • Provide prioritization and funding recommendations

IT Governance Committees

Faculty Technology Advisory Committee

The Faculty Technology Advisory Committee (formerly IT Faculty Advisory Committee) engages with IT Governance and other committees and campus groups to ensure the needs of faculty, students, and staff are represented.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations

IT Council

The IT Council provides advice and recommends about strategic directions, policies, priorities, and initiatives related to campus IT services and infrastructure.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations

Cloud Architecture Subcommittee of IT Council

The Cloud Advisory Subcommittee (CAS) leverages a Campus Cloud Strategy to drive outcomes defined by the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) and to evolve the Campus Cloud Strategy based upon campus needs.  The CAS also establishes effective policies and standards that optimize cloud capabilities.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations

IT End User Services Subcommittee of IT Council

The IT End User Services Subcommittee focuses on topics of IT end user services, including direct IT user support, training, business process consulting, and specialized facilitation and integration.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations

IT Infrastructure Subcommittee of IT Council

The IT Infrastructure Subcommittee focuses on technology infrastructure such as the network, telecommunications, compute, storage, data center, and cloud capabilities.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations

Service Value and Review Subcommittee of IT Council (SVAR)

The SVAR captures the value of campus IT services, reviews existing services, develops and maintains a model for transparency of service costs, and develops a consistent cost model for all campus IT services.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations

Strategy, Investment, Alignment, and Communication Subcommittee of IT Council (SIAC)

The SIAC provides strategic alignment and prioritization of the recommendations from IT Council subcommittees. SIAC manages engagement in broader campus technology issues, makes investment recommendations to campus leadership, and ensures effective communication between IT Council and campus stakeholders.

Agendas, Minutes, Reports, and Recommendations