Advisory, Governing & Sharing Groups

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Advisory Groups

Advisory groups provide a strong customer voice that guides improvement priorities, service level expectations, and strategy and direction throughout campus. These groups provide non-binding advice to an IT service, technology, or department.

  • The Administrative Domain Advisory Committee's (ADAC) purpose is to convene stewards from across the university to provide guidance and strategic thinking on information technology that supports U-M administrative functions.

  • The Recruiting & Admissions Advisory Group provides a forum for schools and colleges to have input into the processes of recruiting and admissions. This advisory group is currently known as ASP (Admitting Systems Production group).

  • ARCAT consists of faculty from across the university to guide policy for Advanced Research Computing (ARC).

  • The Collaboration Services Advisory Group consists of IT and privacy/compliance leaders from administrative units, schools and colleges. The group regularly solicits input from the U-M Collaboration Forum, a joinable discussion group where individuals ask questions, exchange information, and showcase interesting uses of collaboration tools including U-M Box, U-M Google, and U-M Office 365.

  • Data Governance Council helps provide guidance towards growing a sustainable U-M data governance program.

  • This group advises ITS leadership on matters related to enterprise teaching and learning services including learning management, learning analytics and academic advising.

  • The Financial Application Advisory committee is an interdisciplinary team comprised of representatives from the central business offices and the campus community. The committee advises  Information Technology Services (ITS) on technology services offered and business needs in the Financials domain.

  • The IAM Modernization Advisory Council is a forum for IT managerial staff across U-M Campuses to collaborate and discuss methods to best deliver IAM services. The council will contribute their collective expertise to the strategic direction of IAM, provide guidance on IAM project requirements as well as advise on the acquisition of solutions and services, support deployment of new solutions and services, and help to improve existing IAM technologies.

  • As the voice of faculty, this Senate Assembly committee advises and consults with the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on policy and procedure issues related to the broad range of university activities.

  • The MiWorkspace Advisory group is charged with providing advisement and consent on recommendations to support a well-run service that meets the needs of campus and adds value. The focus is on ongoing operations, with customers or units that are currently using the service.

  • The 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. Please email any STAC questions to

  • The scope of the committee includes information and technology assets that support administrative processing for Student Administration areas.

  • The Student Records, Curriculum, & Academic Advising (SRCAA) Advisory Group provides a forum for schools and colleges to have input into the processes of Academic Advising, Academic Honors, Academic Milestones, Academic Standing and Dismissal, Course Setup, Class and Room Scheduling, Degree Audit, Enrollment, Grading, Graduation, Student Group Tracking, Transfer Credit and Unofficial Transcript Production.

Governing Groups

Governing groups provide a strong customer voice that guides improvement priorities, service level expectations, and strategy and direction throughout campus. These groups provide binding priority and direction decisions for an IT service, technology, or department.

  • The U-M Data Center (DC) governance provides strategic direction for the university’s Data Center services and operations and ensures alignment with the university’s overall IT strategy. DC governance is also instrumental in collaboration on creation and approval of SLE(s) in support of the institution's teaching and research mission.

  • The UMNet Governance Group was initiated by ITS Infrastructure to seek input from key academic, research, and clinical units on the University of Michigan network. The group is comprised of members representing both campus and Michigan Medicine. They will provide input and/or decisions on the goals and specific proposed network changes.

ITS Information Sharing Groups

ITS Information sharing groups disseminate information from ITS to interested parties around campus. These groups are an important forum to share ITS priorities and expected direction and to receive feedback from interested parties throughout campus.

  • The IT Security Community consists of Security Unit Liaisons and others with delegated security roles within units. Infrastructure Assurance (IA) uses this group to communicate and interact with those across the university who coordinate information security activities within their units.

  • Unit Liaisons (ULs) are members of the U-M administrative computing community who are appointed by their department. It provides a communications link between the U-M academic and administrative departments they represent; the central office data stewards; and ITS staff who develop, maintain, and support the M-Pathways systems.

  • The Unit Representatives group brings together IT and administrative leaders from U-M organizations with ITS project leads to prepare units, and the university as a whole, for new IT services. The group is charged with identifying important organizational and transition issues associated with new IT services.