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IT Governance Committee Structure and Charges

The IT governance model at UTA includes five formal committees that participate in decision making about IT prioritization and asset allocation. Committees meet at least once a year but more frequently if the workload of the committee requires such meetings. Each committee has a designated Chair and the deliberations of the committees are recorded in meeting minutes that are made accessible to the UTA community. The committees, their charges, and their membership are as follows:

Information Technology Executive Committee (ITEC)

 Purpose:

The IT Executive Committee (EC) sets University strategic goals for information technology on the UTA campus, oversees the efficient use of all IT resources, and approves strategic IT projects .

 Members:

  • President (Chair)
  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Business Affairs and Controller
  • Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations
  • Vice President for Research
  • Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (non-voting)

Architecture and Infrastructure Advisory Committee (AIAC)

Purpose:

The purpose of the Architecture and Infrastructure Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations on information technology infrastructure at UTA, such as desktop computing platforms, wireless networking solutions, support models for computing on campus, and appropriate policies for computing.The committee makes decisions about small to medium projects and makes recommendations to the IT Executive Committee about large projects.

Members:

  • OIT Director for Enterprise Operations and Systems (Chair)
  • OIT Director for Network Services
  • Information Security Officer (ISO)
  • OIT Director for Client Services
  • OIT Director for Enterprise Information Services
  • A faculty member representing researchers on campus, appointed by the Vice President for Research
  • A representative from the Library, appointed by the Dean of Libraries
  • A representative from the faculty, appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Enterprise Systems Advisory Committee (ESAC)

Purpose:

The Enterprise Systems Advisory Committee represents the interests of the major users of UTA’s enterprise-level information systems, such as the student, financial, human resources, learning management, and enterprise reporting systems. The ESAC reviews requests for services and projects affecting UTA’s enterprise systems, makes decisions about small to medium projects, and makes recommendations to the IT Executive Committee about large projects.. The ESAC also serves to coordinate the upgrade schedules of the various enterprise systems on campus to insure that such upgrades don’t conflict with or adversely affect services to the systems’ users. The committee’s decisions about upgrades do not have to be approved by the ITGC unless the committee cannot achieve consensus about those upgrades.

Members:

  • Senior Associate Vice President of Student Enrollment Services (Chair)
  • OIT Leadership Representative
  • Provost Office Representative
  • Office of Graduate Studies Representative
  • Institutional Research/Planning Representative
  • Business Affairs Representative
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Distance Education Representative
  • Other members appointed by the Chair of the ESAC

Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee (TLAC)

Purpose:

The Teaching/Learning Advisory Committee represents the units on campus that use technology heavily in the delivery of teaching and learning to students.  Representative issues that the TLAC addresses are learning management systems, classroom technology, and mobile computing platforms that enable learning on campus. The TLAC gathers information about how technology can enhance instruction, evaluates that information, and makes recommendations to the ITGC about IT projects that improve UTA’s teaching and learning. The committee makes decisions about small to medium projects and makes recommendations to the IT Executive Committee about large projects.

Members:

  • Vice Provost Academic Affairs (Chair)
  • Three representatives from schools/colleges, chosen by Provost’s Office
  • Distance Education representative
  • Library representative
  • OIT Director of Client Services (non-voting)

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

Purpose:

The Research Advisory Committee serves to advise the ITEC and OIT on information technology solutions that support research at UT Arlington. Typically, it concentrates on compute-intensive technologies but may also address issues relating to the support of researchers’ desktop computers. The RAC gathers information and proposals about how to better support researchers on campus, evaluates the information and proposals, and makes recommendations to the OIT on the prioritization and funding of those proposals. IT makes decisions about small to medium projects and makes recommendations to the IT Executive Committee about large projects.

Members:

  • Senior Faculty Members from College of Engineering and College of Science (Co-Chairs)
  • Other representatives appointed by the Co-Chairs

Communities of Interest

"Communities of interest" are those semi-formal or informal groups that have existed at UTA for some time. They are important components of the IT governance model since they represent grass-roots interests of persons and offices on campus that have need of IT services. Many requests for IT projects arise from these groups, and thus they are vital to the healthy and effective application of technology to the accomplishment of UTA's goals and objectives.