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Information Technology Governance

Technology Steering Committee

The Technology Steering Committee (TSC) sets the university's IT direction, investments, IT funding model and budget structure through input from Faculty Senate representatives, colleges, libraries and administrative units.

The TSC meets on an "as needed" basis.

Mission

The Technology Steering Committee (TSC) provides overarching governance for the strategic direction of Information Technology (IT) at East Carolina University. The TSC will focus its efforts on ensuring consistent and deliberate alignment of IT goals with the university’s strategic goals. The committee will review campus-wide policies, recommend prioritization of institutional IT projects to the Executive Council (EC) and provide input to the CIO regarding overall technology needs of the campus. The committee will monitor and report progress toward a mature IT governance model and identify opportunities to leverage technology investment to its fullest potential. With a visionary view to the future needs of the university, the committee will provide a stabilizing influence on ECU’s technology investments.

The TSC will provide input to the CIO regarding:

Prioritization – Guidance and recommendations to the CIO/EC for institutional-wide IT projects

Strategic Alignment – Ensure the IT strategy is in alignment with the university’s strategic vision and goals

Value Delivery – Assure that IT strategy delivers benefits that enable the university to achieve its operational objectives

Risk Management – Awareness of IT risks and development of mitigation strategies

The TSC may receive input/recommendations from the CIO and IRCC regarding:

Infrastructure – Changes to the network, hardware computing, and software systems

Architecture – Standards that affect technical direction regarding the use of IT

Services – New and revised changes to the IT Services Catalog

Compliance – Policies and regulations for compliance to industry, best security practices and state and federal statues

Reporting Structure

The TSC shares information with community stakeholders, Academic and Executive Councils when appropriate. The IRCC makes recommendations for approval to the TSC when appropriate and is responsible for sharing decision and actions with the TSC.

Authority

The committee has a deliberative role versus authoritative with the expectation to make recommendations to the CIO and/or EC depending on the scope of the issue being considered.

Meeting Frequency

The committee will meet on an as needed basis.

Membership

Committee membership includes senior leadership from across all campus divisions.

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