IT Strategic Governance Committee
This past December, Provost DeHayes and Vice President Valentino announced the formation and charge of the IT Strategic Governance Committee (ITgov for short).
Earlier last year, the IT Review Steering Committee published the recommendations from Goldstein & Associates providing a series of recommendations for how to construct IT governance at the University. ITgov is the focal point of this structure, its work being an important step towards a shared service-managed delivery of IT for the University. This focal point includes linking existing committees or councils throughout the University to foster communication and collaboration across groups that are making technology plans and decisions.
“IT governance” is an umbrella term that refers to the policies, processes and structures used to make a broad range of IT decisions. URI’s IT governance specifies accountability and authority for decision-making, creates mechanisms to develop IT strategies, proposes and prioritizes projects, and ensures appropriate stakeholder involvement in major IT decisions.
ITgov is in the process of determining its policies, procedures and work methods as foundational items before getting fully underway. Go to http://web.uri.edu/itgov/ to view the Committee’s Charge and membership. As ITgov develops, more information will be available and posted on this site.