The university of Michigan has established processes for IT Governance and Data Governance to guide the technology and data assets of our university.
IT governance is a means to ensure the effective and efficient use of IT resources and capabilities across U-M in order to meet the goals of the university. There are multiple strategic governance committees and advisory groups who provide advice and guidance, including:
- IT Council is an enterprise-wide (academic and Michigan Medicine campus) advisory group to the VPIT-CIO. The group is organized by domain (research, teaching, health care, knowledge preservation, administration, security) and includes deans, faculty, administrators, IT leaders, and students.
- Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) helps shape the strategic direction for technology services and projects across U-M by providing strategic advice to the VPIT-CIO and sharing information across the U-M IT community.
- Advisory, Governing & Sharing Groups play an important role in technology strategy and direction at U-M. These groups provide a strong customer voice that guides improvement priorities, service level expectations, and strategy and direction throughout campus.
Data Governance focuses on managing, protecting, and classifying university data as one of its most important institutional assets. It helps ensure that there is appropriate accountability for maintaining data quality and integrity.