IT Governance is the policies, standards, structures, processes, and guidance established to ensure that the University’s Information Resources supports the mission, goals, objectives, and regulatory requirements as established by UNC System policies, federal and state law and regulation, and University policies. Our Information Technology Governance Policy can be found in the Policy Manual.
IT Executive Council (ITEC) View Membership
IT Executive Council discusses IT issues, resources, and challenges and is responsible for:
- Recommending changes to IT policies and standards;
- Providing oversight of the IT Governance program and reviewing exceptions that are inconsistent with IT Governance principles and standards;
- Reviewing IT Standards identified by the Chief Information Officer;
- Approving a prioritization model for identifying an order of importance for evaluating IT Projects based on institutional needs;
- Making strategic project decisions regarding funding, risk and business process changes; and
- Reviewing reports of IT Projects.
The Board of Directors are responsible for:
- Reporting and recommending IT projects;
- Reviewing the IT Service Catalog and designating IT services and applications as Enterprise IT Services and Applications;
- Recommending the introduction, improvement and retirement of Enterprise IT Services and Applications based on value, costs and supportability;
- Reviewing and advising on IT policy and standards, including IT policy and standard exemptions;
- Approving operational changes with limited campus impact, as identified by the Chief Information Officer;
- Approving the designation of University committees, councils and advisory groups as Technical Advisory Groups; and
- Functioning as the governance liaison to their respective areas or division.
The IT Implementation Group is responsible for:
- Recommending IT Standards, guidelines, IT projects, and changes to our Enterprise IT Services and Applications to ensure the effective and efficient use of Information Resources;
- Reviewing proposed technology changes, IT projects, and IT policies, standards and guidelines for impact, feasibility, and resource needs; and
- Developing implementation plans for IT Projects and IT changes.
Technical Advisory Groups may be self-organized, ITS directed, or University assigned technology groups created to assist the University with incorporating Information Resources across campus, or meeting legal or regulatory requirements. The Chief Information Officer, or delegate, may provide information on IT Projects and initiatives to Technical Advisory Groups to coordinate IT Governance to fulfill the University’s mission. Technical Advisory Groups shall be responsible for requesting IT Projects to meet institutional needs.
Physical Access Governance Group
Physical access control service and methods
Amy Roberts, John Haas
Accessibility and technology
Matthew Sauthoff, Heather Backus
AppState Computational Research Users Group
High Performance Computing
AppSync Communication and Student Engagement Platform
Atlassian Governance Group
The Atlassian Platform: Jira Service Desk, Jira Software, Confluence and Bitbucket
David Earp, Julie Taubman
Technology clients at AppState
Josh Hodges, Shawn Whitener
Google Technical Advisory Group
Google Apps Suite
Information Security Plan, Information Security Standards and strategic initiatives.
Internship Inventory Web Application
Academic Technologies Group
Academic technology acquisitions
Tom Van Gilder
IT Service & Software Catalog Governance Group
Approves changes to the IT Service and Software Catalog, itservices.appstate.edu
LMS Advisory Group
AsULearn, our Learning Management System
David Earp, Jason Grubb
Payment Card Oversight Committee (PCOC)
Payment Card Services and Solutions Changes To Authorized Payment Card Services and Solutions Compliance Assessment and Reporting
Teaching and Learning Spaces Advisory Group
Teaching and Learing Spaces
Tom Van Gilder, Tom McDonnell
Promote Research and Creative Activities Workgroup
Research and Creative Activities
Security Camera Oversight Committee
Existing University committees, councils and working groups may be designated as a Technical Advisory Group by the IT Governance Board of Directors. To request recognition as a TAG, please send the following to our Project Management, Governance and Outreach unit at firstname.lastname@example.org: 1) the name of the group, 2) responsibilities and authority of the group including technology focus area, 3) the IT Board of Directors member that the group reports its actions or recommendations, and 4) primary contact(s) for the group.