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Enterprise System Advisory Committee (ESAC) Related Topics


The Enterprise Systems Advisory Committee advises the CIO on IT matters related to enterprise information systems issues. Examples of responsibilities: review and recommend related IT standards, guidelines and policies; review, oversee and establish priorities for all administrative systems projects; coordinate among client departments competing for limited IT resources; help ITS maintain the architectural consistency of administrative systems; advise ITS on the opportunities for process improvement and operational efficiencies using technology; document and review system proposals, and coordinate the reports from the technical teams and work groups.


Team leaders from the core Spectrum modules (Finance, HR, Student, Advancement); AVP level / key principals from administrative and academic divisions; Faculty / Staff Senate representatives and ITS staff (Ex-Officio members from the ITS Director’s group). The CIO appoints the Chair for a two year term. In addition, there are five permanent committee members.

Member role

To provide input on behalf of constituents; to disseminate IT related information; to assist in implementing IT policy and procedures; review and prioritize proposals from all university departments for IT systems, services and support; to make recommendations with a University perspective. The committee meets bi-weekly, (or as needed) throughout the year.

Advisory Path

Policy to the IT Policy & Planning Council; advisory to the CIO.

ESAC Meetings

ESAC Documents

Governance Structure

Technology and Higher Education Reports

TechQual+ Surveys

ITS Strategic Planning

Vendor Integration Checklist

  • A list of stakeholders who should be consulted before integrating third-party software or hardware at the Enterprise level.
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