Information Technology Steering Committee
The Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) will oversee the IT governance structure and processes for The University of New Haven. ITSC will also oversee activities of the governance coordinating committees that are a part that structure. The coordinating committees will provide recommendations regarding strategies, priorities, policies and standards for campus computing to the ITSC and/or to the CIO.
The ITSC will focus its efforts on ensuring maximum value for IT investments. This involves IT goals of the committee and the resolution of conflicts, confusion and inefficiencies in the use of IT resources; and on ensuring that decision-making regarding support for the enterprise IT goals, security, policies, standards, priorities and investments occurs at the appropriate levels.
What is IT Governance?
IT governance provides processes and structures that specify how decisions are made, implemented and managed. The IT governance initiative will determine the role of Information Technology (IT) at the University of New Haven. This includes how IT is to be used and how decisions are to be made on infrastructure strategies and IT architecture. IT governance will also specify business application needs and prioritize IT investment.
The Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) oversees the IT governance structure and processes for The University of New Haven.
The ITSC will receive input and/or recommendations from two established IT governance subcommittees:
The Committee on Administrative and Enterprise Technology (CDMET) is the University’s primary advisory committee for the application of technology to improve and support campus services, operations, management and data driven decision-making. CDMET serves as the senior governance committee for university administrative technologies (e.g., Banner and Business Intelligence) used to support operational excellence. In this role, CDMET will make appropriate recommendations to the ITSC regarding changes in policy, annual project priorities, changes in service, and other issues that will have institution-wide impact.
The Committee on Academic Technology (CAET) advises the Information Technology Steering Committee on policies, strategies and services related to the effective use of technology in teaching, learning and research.
The ITSC is chaired by the CIO who will establish an annual planning calendar, set meeting agendas, and develop analyses to frame committee discussions and decisions. In addition to the CIO, the members of the ITSC includes Provost, VP for Finance and Administration, VP for Operations and Student Success, Deputy Provost and the AVP of Finance and Administration. The chairs or co-chairs of the advisory committees on Academic and Educational Technology (CAET) and Data Management and Enterprise Technologies (CDMET) will regularly attend ITSC meetings as non-voting members to provide updates on the work of their sub-committees.
Current Projects and Policies
IT Governance – Technology Prioritization & Planning Process
Objectives of the Process
Components of the Process
Types of Requests
- Small Hardware/Software Requests – Less than $10,000 and/or funded by requesting department
- Simple Work Requests – Less than 80 Hours of OIT support and less than $10,000 in one time or recurring costs
- Projects – all other requests
Anticipating Needs - Hardware and Software
- Call for Requests – Nov & May
- OIT Review – Dec & June
- Governance Sub-committee Review (if necesary) – Dec & July
- OIT Testing of Software Installed in Labs – Dec & July
- Distribution of Software to Faculty or Labs