Information & Technology Governance

Information & Technology (I&T) governance provides advice, oversight, and contributes to campus strategies for IT at UCSC. I&T governance is composed of the following groups that are responsible for different areas of information technology on campus. The groups contribute to the overall campus I&T governance in this way. For additional details, visit About Governance

I&T Governance Groups

I&T Executive Steering Council

The purpose of the Information and Technology Executive Steering Council (ITESC) is to provide evidence based recommendations to the chancellor, campus provost and executive vice chancellor (CPEVC) and vice chancellor of information technology (VCIT) on Information and Technology (I&T) strategy, investment prioritization, policies, principles and investment portfolio.

Communications and Marketing Council

The purpose of the Communications and Marketing Council (CMC) is to make evidence based recommendations and proposals to the Vice Chancellor of University Relations and the Vice Chancellor, Information & Technology on matters related to communications and marketing tools, standards, strategies, processes and policies. The CMC will also be responsible for reviewing and creating proposals for the VCUR and VCIT to be considered as part of campus budgeting and strategic prioritization processes.

I&T Investment Council

The purpose of the Information and Technology Investment Council (ITIC) is to to make recommendations to the CPEVC on options to finance campus IT investments, assist in evaluating return on investment of the campus’s I&T portfolio, and recognize opportunities for strategic partnerships around IT investments.

Technology Enhanced Education Council

The purpose of the Technology Enhanced Education Council (TEEC) is to make evidence based recommendations and proposals to the CPEVC and VCIT on matters related to technology support for curricular and co-curricular instruction, career and student life. The TEEC also is responsible for reviewing and creating proposals to be considered as part of campus technology budgeting and strategic prioritization process.

Advanced Research Technology Council

The purpose of the Advanced Research Technology Council (ARTC) is to make evidence based recommendations and proposals to the Information and Technology Executive Steering Council on matters related to technology support for campus research. ARTC will also be responsible for reviewing and creating proposals to be considered as part of campus technology budgeting and strategic prioritization process.

IT Security Council

The purpose of the IT Security Council is to make evidence based recommendations and proposals to the I&T Executive Steering Committee on Information Security and Cyber Risk.

Divisionial Applications Council

The purpose of the Information and Technology Divisional Applications Council (ITDAC) is to review proposed divisional technology investments exclusively in support of administrative needs, recognize opportunities for strategic partnerships between technology investments supporting individual divisions, identify and advise ITESC on opportunities to scale divisional investments to meet campus needs and recommend campus technology investments in support of divisional needs to I&T Executive Steering Council (ITESC).

Undergraduate Student Tech Advisory Council

The purpose of the Undergraduate Student Tech Advisory Council (USTAC) is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to influence the direction of campus digital capability and experience.