Opening the lines of communication regarding technology initiatives to:

  • Promote transparency and involvement in technology decision making
  • Create opportunities for collaboration when considering software and hardware investments
  • Ensure resources are available to support initiatives
  • Improve service
  • Manage the impact of change on individuals

Utilizing human and financial resources effectively by:

  • Addressing duplication and wasteful spending
  • Prioritizing technology initiatives

It is not about mandating what IT organizations can or cannot do.

Executive Steering Committee

Representatives

  • Vice Presidents
  • Legal Counsel

Purpose

  • Provide guidance and strategic oversight for the IT environment of The University of Alabama
  • Define budget and approve finance decisions
  • Approve special projects
  • Advise regarding legal & compliance/audit implications
  • Advise the Planning and Policy Committee on strategic management decisions influencing information technology

Planning and Policy Committees

Representatives:

AVPs, Dean, Assoc Dean, Enrollment Directors, OIRA, CIO, Legal Counsel, Chair of University IT Committee

Purpose:

  • Establish a shared vision of how IT can add value to The University of Alabama
  • Establish IT goals based upon the strategic direction and shared vision of The University of Alabama
  • Establish principles and guidelines for making IT decisions  and managing initiatives
  • Oversee the management of major software projects
  • Determine priorities and resource allocations
  • Determine the distribution of responsibilities between OIT  and end users
  • Communicate with constituents of various areas
  • Communicate project changes in scope, time, quality, or resources to the Steering Committee

Focus:

  • Communication
  • Minimize policy, maximize access
  • Develop guiding principles

Meetings & Topics:

  • Quarterly meetings
  • Reports/Requests from Technical Coordinating Committees
  • Process and Policy review
  • OIT long term planning updates

Technical Coordinating Committees

Committees focused on specific subject matter areas who:

  • Review  &  advise on implementations, modification, and upgrades
  • Develop and recommend policies & procedures
  • Resolve technical issues

Committees