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IT Governance

The following committees provide governance for Information Technology issues that affect the larger University of Virginia community:

IT Advisory Committee (ITAC)

The Information Technology Advisory Committee provides guidance, advice, and assistance to the CIO and the CIO leadership team on matters affecting information technology operations and strategy.  The focus of the committee is on the overall IT environment at the University. The work of the committee is outcome-based, collaborative, and focuses on common solutions. The committee takes a pro-active role in advising the CIO areas on future projects and services.  Members of the committee are responsible for representing the interests of the school/departments as well as the University as a whole.

IT Security Advisory Committee (SAC)

The Information Technology Security Advisory Committee provides guidance, advice, and assistance to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on matters affecting the Security Enhancement Program and related projects. The focus of the committee is on improving the overall cybersecurity environment at the University in a collaborative and outcome-based manner.  Members of the committee are responsible for representing the interests of their respective schools and departments as well as the University as a whole.

Student Information System (SIS) Advisory Board

The Student Information System Advisory Board provides institutional recommendations that support the evolution of SIS. Board members are experienced decision makers who understand transformational approaches to problem-solving and who appreciate and respect University culture, history, and the nexus of policy and operations. These individuals serve as ambassadors of SIS within their respective vice presidential or school structures and provide functional expertise that informs the evolution of SIS.

Board members propose, represent, or review recommendations brought forward by stakeholders, the SIS Team, or others as appropriate to the issue under consideration, before decisions are considered by the Vice Presidents’ Designees and the Integrated System Executive Committee.

HR/Finance Senior Advisory Board

The Human Resources/Finance Senior Advisory Board is comprised of directors and data stewards who assist in prioritizing major initiatives for ITS Enterprise Applications in the areas of human resources and finance. Board members also propose and represent major initiatives in their respective areas for consideration and prioritization before decisions are considered by the Vice Presidents’ Designees and the Integrated System Executive Committee.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Steering Committee

The Identity and Access Management Steering Committee approves decisions and resolves issues associated with the UVa IAM Program.  The IAM program ensures that the right people get access to the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.  The IAM program implements a set of business processes, policies, data governance, and supporting technologies that enable appropriate and timely creation, maintenance and use of digital identities.

Office 365 Steering Committee

The Office 365 Steering Committee approves decisions and resolves issues associated with the Microsoft Office 365 Strategic Planning & Implementation (O365) Project.  This project involves discovery, planning and implementation of Microsoft Office 365.  The Microsoft Office 365 service includes email (Exchange), storage (OneDrive), collaboration tools (Skype, SharePoint, etc.), and productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) in an integrated product offering.  This project will confirm the components of UVA’s Microsoft infrastructure that will move to the Cloud, develop a detailed implementation and migration plan for in-scope items, and implement the identified components in a production environment.