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Information Technology Council

1.1 Information Technology Council

The Information Technology Council (ITC) is a University of New England (UNE) group responsible for
establishing and monitoring University-wide technology standards, priorities, and policies. The group identifies
and assesses University technology needs and assists with the development and implementation of the
Information Technology Strategic Plan. The group works with the Information Technology (ITS) to review
progress on technology initiatives, to provide feedback, and to serve as a forum for communication.

1.2 Role of Information Technology Council

  1. Oversee planning and prioritization of information technology efforts, ensure a fit with the institution’s strategic and tactical plans as well as with the institution’s budget and oversee the creation of annual work plans.
  2. Make information technology policy recommendations to the University Administration.
  3. Set institutional standards and procedures specific to information technology.
  4. Clearly communicate the direction of information technologies, important policies, procedures and standards to institutional constituencies.
  5. Fosters a cooperative team environment with and between the Information Technology Services and institutional departments.
  6. Establishes priorities consistent with the institution’s Strategic Plan, IT Strategic Plan and institutional tactical plans including allocation of financial, staff and technical resources to meet project and on- going operational tasks.
  7. Establishes organizational technology standards, processes and procedures.
  8. Enhances communication with and between institutional departments.
  9. Provides the framework for monitoring progress on information technology priority projects and on-going operational tasks.

1.3 Membership of the Information Technology Council

  • Vice President for Fiscal Affairs
  • Provost
  • Vice President for Campus Services
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • A Dean appointed annually by the Provost
  • Associate Provost for Planning & Assessment
  • Chair of the Academic Technology Steering Committee
  • Chair of the Administrative Technology Steering Committee
  • Chief Information Officer (Ex-Officio)
  • Others may be asked to attend depending on agenda

1.4 Committees reporting into Information Technology Council

1.4.1 Academic Technology Steering Committee:

Responsible for academic aspects of learning and information technology

1.4.2 Administrative Technology Steering Committee:

Responsible for administrative aspects of learning and information technology 

1.5 Academic Technology Steering Committees

Responsible to the Information Technology Council, the Committee:
  • Oversees planning and prioritization of learning and instructional technology efforts.
  • Determines outcomes for academic services such as labs, faculty resource centers and training for
  • faculty.
  • Recommends to the Information Technology Council policies, standards and procedures that
  • impact learning and information technology across the institution.
  • Clearly communicates the direction of information technology, important policies, procedures and
  • standards to their respective constituencies.

The Committee (usually representing each of the following):

  • A faculty/program coordinator appointed by the Dean to represent their College
  • Chair of the University Faculty Assembly Computer Technology Committee
  • Director of Academic Technology (Ex Officio)
  • Others may be asked to attend depending on agenda

The appointments are for a year and the committee will nominate a Chair from the committee who will
represent the Committee on the Information Technology Council

1.6 Administrative Technology Steering Committee

Responsible to the Information Technology Council (ITC), the Committee:
  • Establishes Administrative Data Stewardship and standards
  • Sets priorities for programming requests to align with overall institutional goals and objectives.
  • Approves job production schedules for administrative processes of the institution.
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of institutional data.
  • Participates in planning, implementation and testing of software installations and upgrades.
  • Recommends to the Information Technology Steering Committee policies, standards and
  • procedures that impact learning and information technology across the institution.
  • Clearly communicates the direction of information technology, important policies, procedures
  • and standards to their respective constituencies.

The Committee (usually representing each of the following):

  • Representative from Fiscal Affairs
  • Representative from Enrollment Services
  • Representative from Student Financial Services
  • Representative from Research Administration
  • Representative from Student Affairs
  • Representative from Human Resources
  • Representative from Institutional Effectiveness/Research
  • Representative from Institutional Advancement
  • Director for Administrative Applications (Ex Officio)
  • Others may be asked to attend depending on agenda

The appointments are for a year appointed by their Senior Administrator and the committee will nominate a
Chair from the committee who will represent the Committee on the Information Technology Council.