Strategic Governance

IT governance at Michigan was developed from the start to be faculty-led and to incorporate significant decision-making involvement by academic representatives integrally connected to the university's core missions of teaching and learning, research, knowledge, and patient care.

University IT Executive Committee Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer Information & Technology Services Unit IT Steering Committee HITS Deans, Faculty & Students Information & Infrastructure Assurance Area Domain Administrative Area Domain Patient Care Mission Domain Research Mission Domain Knowledge Mission Domain Teaching & Learning Mission Domain University Information Technology Council

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U-M IT Governance Chart

  • Executive Leadership
  • IT Provider
  • Mission Domain
  • Area Domain
  • End Users

The executive sponsors of the campus information technology governance structure established in January 2010 include:

  • Kevin Hegarty, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jack Hu, Vice President for Research
  • Ravi Pendse, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Martin Philbert, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Marschall Runge, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Medical School

The strategic governance structure is intended to:

  • better integrate IT strategic planning with campus strategic planning
  • set campus-wide priorities for IT services, resources, and facilities
  • provide guidelines and support for similar determinations at the unit level
  • make decisions employing a campus-wide funding model still under development that rewards cost-effectiveness and discourages non-strategic IT spending

Together, the various councils, committees, and domain stewards:

  • serve as the collective stewards of campus-wide information technology strategic development
  • represent the key areas of U-M's mission—teaching and learning, research, knowledge and patient care—across the campus
  • oversee campus technology expenditures in support of U-M's core missions
  • strive to remove disincentives and institutional barriers to acceptance of shared services and infrastructure

Representation on the various councils and committees includes deans, faculty, IT staff, administrators, and students.