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IT Governance Related Topics

The University of Memphis has established an IT governance structure that is organized using a top level Policy & Planning Council, six advisory committees, and several representative technical and work teams.

I. T. Policy & Planning Council (ITPPC)

The I.T. Policy & Planning Council serves as the senior advisory group to the CIO on Information Technology (IT) issues, reviews and endorses IT planning, and provides recommendations to the President for policy related IT matters.

ITPPC - Agendas and Minutes


Information Security Advisory Committee (ISAC)

The Information Security Advisory Committee is a senior level advisory committee to the CIO responsible for reviewing, developing and prioritizing information security policies and procedures regarding access to University data, including research sensitive information, consistent with relevant federal and state legislation, university business and academic information security policies and procedures; shall help facilitate internal and external communications regarding the use and access of University data.

ISAC - Agendas and Minutes


Teaching & Learning Advisory Committee (TLAC)

The Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Committee shall advise the CIO and the Provost on technologies and issues related to teaching and learning; will advise the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in teaching and learning initiatives; shall develop and review academic technology standards, guidelines, and policies; shall advise on priorities for academic technology initiatives; provide a forum for investigation and advises on new teaching and learning technologies, and facilitate communications regarding academic teaching and learning initiatives.

TLAC - Agendas and Minutes


Research Advisory Committee

The Research Technology Advisory Committee shall advise the CIO and the Provost on technologies and issues related to academic research; will advise the ITS Director of Research Technologies on research technology initiatives; shall develop and review research technology standards, guidelines, and policies; shall advise on priorities for academic research technology initiatives; provide a forum for investigation and advises on new research technologies, and facilitate communications regarding academic research computing initiatives.ion between U of M and various external research partners (corporations, government agencies, and other higher education institutions.

Research Advisory Committee - Agendas and Minutes


Enterprise Systems Advisory Committee (ESAC)

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.

ESAC - Agendas and Minutes


Dean's TAF Committee

The Deans’ TAF Committee shall advise the CIO and the Provost on IT matters related to academic uses of student Technology Access Fees (TAF); establishes priorities for TAF budget allocations; shall advise on priorities for academic technology initiatives; reviews IT standards, guidelines and policies and oversees all academic software procurements.

TAF - Agendas and Minutes


Student Advisory Committee

The Student Technology Advisory Committee provides advice and communications to the CIO and Provost on student-related technology issues and priorities; provides a forum for student input; to disseminate IT related information; to make recommendations with a University perspective, and provide a forum for discussion of technology issues that affect students.

Governance Structure

Technology and Higher Education Reports

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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