IT Governance

We believe in partnering with members of the university through the shared-governance process. We know that the right decision will be made through hearing the voices of the community, which is why we advocate for IT@UC Governance.


What is IT@UC Governance?

IT@UC Governance consists of IT Council, IT Council Advisory Committee, and five topical committees. These voices feed into the university's integrated decision-making process and, ultimately, to the Senior Vice Presidents. More than 350 student, faculty and staff representatives attend monthly meetings and serve as part of university-wide IT Governance. View a PDF of the IT Governance graphic.


IT Council

The IT Council is the university-wide governance body for IT at University of Cincinnati chaired by the CIO and advisory to the CIO. IT Council meets every fourth Wednesday of the month. For inquiries about meeting schedules or membership, email the Project Management Office.

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This group is charged to:

  • Consider all significant IT initiatives, issues and policies that impact the university.
  • Work with the CIO to prepare recommendations to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
  • Participate in the university'€™s Integrated Decision Making process.
  • Sponsor the creation of a university-wide strategic plan for IT at UC that supports academic and research priorities of the university and lives out the objectives of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Academic Information Technology Report.
  • Develop appropriate IT policies, standards, guidelines, practices and compliance expectations.
  • Appoint chairs of, coordinates and oversees the five IT at UC Governance Committees—IT Managers, E-Learning, Research & Development, Core Services & Shared Infrastructure, and Information Security & Compliance.
  • Create, coordinate, and oversee ad hoc committees as needed.

IT Council Advisory Committee

The IT Council Advisory Committee (ITCAC) meets the third Friday of the month and is advisory to the CIO and IT Council. This committee is made up of the ten topical committee co-chairs, a project manager, and the CIO.

The committee is charged to:

  • Review all significant IT initiatives, issues and policies that impact the university to ensure proper vetting prior to submission to IT Council.
  • Work with the CIO and topical committee co-chairs to prepare recommendations to IT Council.
  • Oversee the Open Seat Membership Process.
  • Work with the CIO to prepare the IT Council Agenda.

Topical Committees

The following are descriptions of the IT Council Topical Committees. If you are interested in joining or would like to view the current meeting schedule, email the Project Management Office.

The Core Services & Shared Infrastructure Committee meets the second Thursday of each month to address, review and make recommendations on how the university should implement strategy, policies, processes, security, and services for shared IT infrastructure, such as architecture, Cloud services, data center, network infrastructure and capacity.

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The eLearning Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month to discuss, review and make recommendations on eLearning-related strategies, standards, technologies, and policies that support the university'€™s goal to excel in eLearning.

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The Information Security & Compliance Committee meets the third Thursday of each month to discuss and review the existing campus information security and compliance posture and provide continuous oversight. The committee will also review and make recommendations on data security and security operations, policies, processes, and services that support the university community with implementation of an annual review process.

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The IT Managers Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month to discuss and develop processes, systems, and structures that improve IT communications, collaboration, integration, and knowledge sharing across IT@UC units and central offices. The projects they work on include: emerging technology, operational innovation and technical support, efficiency of disparate services, resource procurement and sharing, and training & professional development.

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The R&D Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month to discuss and make recommendations on how the university should implement strategy, policies, processes, and services to support research computing. Some topics include: emerging research technologies, technology grant writing and support, data management, collaboration with partners, and many more.

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