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, along with its permanent and temporary subcommittees, provides guidance, advice, and assistance to the VP-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 VP-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 CISO. 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 school/departments as well as the University as a whole.
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) Advisory Committee
The Identity and Access Management (IAM) Advisory Committee advises the Deputy CIO (designated as the IAM Data Steward) on IAM data governance issues pertaining to identity life cycle management, role/attribute-based provisioning, IAM integrations, and other identity-related data issues. The Committee also proposes IAM initiatives, enhancements, and process improvements for consideration and may assist in prioritizing IAM development activities.
Office 365 Advisory Committee
The Office 365 Advisory Committee advises ITS on the implementation of Office 365 for UVa students (the same platform used by UVa faculty and staff), in an effort to reduce barriers to communication and collaboration and to enable UVa faculty, staff and students to work across traditional boundaries. The Committee advises and makes recommendations regarding the transition from Google to Office 365, the provisioning of Office 365 for new and continuing students, the overall implementation timeline, and other considerations to ensure a smooth transition. The Advisory Committee also advises ITS regarding other matters pertaining to email in general, including email authentication protocols, UVa’s G-Suite platform, or other related email topics, as necessary.
Learning Management System (LMS) Project Steering Committee
The Learning Management System (LMS) Project Steering Committee will recommend to the Provost the LMS that best meets the current and future needs of the University in advancing teaching and learning. Steering Committee members will share LMS project information and encourage LMS evaluation participation among the schools and units that they represent. As experts in the requirements and needs of their individual schools and units, Steering Committee members are charged with thinking both locally and globally to select the LMS that best meets the need of the entire University, as all undergraduate schools will be using the selected central LMS.