Governance

LSA IT is committed to providing services that will support the mission of the College of LSA and advance research and teaching. The two formal mechanisms for input into the direction and strategy for LSA IT are the Faculty Advisory Committee and the IT Council.

Faculty Advisory Committee

The LSA IT Faculty Advisory Committee is designed to provide the mechanism and opportunity for faculty to provide direct input and guidance into shaping College-wide and University-wide IT direction. While there are many benefits in a more centralized approach to IT delivery — such as greater depth of expertise, continuity of coverage, economies of scale, and more ready career path possibilities for IT professionals — a significant concern relates to maintaining of ability for the local departmental faculty and staff to influence and govern a more centralized support structure. This committee, in conjunction with the IT Council (a representative group of departmental Key Administrators), is intended to mitigate this concern.

IT Council

LSA Information Technology (LSA IT) is in the process of undergoing significant change as we work toward greater alignment of our IT services to the College’s missions. Additionally, campus-wide IT Rationalization efforts are enabling the provisioning of foundational IT capabilities more efficiency, making it possible for LSA IT to reinvest those savings in greater mission-focused services. What will those additional services be? What existing IT services should we change our level of investment in? These are important governance questions that our re-vamped and re-envisioned Information Technology Council will play a significant role in addressing.