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