IT Governance

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. Advice and guidance are provided by strategic governance committees and multiple advisory groups.

Strategic Governance

Strategic Governance focuses on strategic direction and prioritization of major IT initiatives. It helps ensure that IT is working on the most important projects for the university and that appropriate resources are allocated to different areas.

The strategic governance groups are:

  • 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. (Formerly the Unit IT Steering Committee)

Other IT Governance Groups

Governance 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

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.