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Strategic Technology Council (STC)

Policy
Purpose: 

To define KU’s technology governance model in order to provide transparency for technology implementations at KU and ensure that technology activities across campus support the mission of KU as a whole.

Applies to: 

All faculty, staff, and students at the Lawrence campus and its reporting units

Campus: 
Lawrence
Edwards
Parsons
Juniper Gardens
Yoder
Topeka
Policy Statement: 

Proposals for new technology systems are reviewed by Strategic Technology Council (STC) groups on a monthly basis, and results are communicated back to the submitter.

There are numerous technological systems and services on campus that are governed by Steering Committees (e.g., the Blackboard Steering Committee).  These committees submit project proposals for service enhancements. In addition, when a campus unit or an individual faculty or staff member has an idea for a new technological system or service they can submit a project proposal, using a web-based form.

In reviewing proposals, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, through the STC Review Group, will consider impacts on the current environment, processes, funding, staff resources, security, and required system interfaces.

A diagram of the process is maintained on the IT Strategic Technology website.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

Research grants will be handled through the Office of Research with input from KU IT.

Contact: 

KU Information Technology
itcsc@ku.edu
785-864-8080

Approved by: 
Vice Provost for Administration & Finance
Approved on: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Effective on: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

Technology occupies a critical role in the execution of the University's mission and strategic goals. It is a force multiplier that makes the University more efficient, effective, and agile. A technology governance process is in place to ensure that the goals of KU IT are aligned with those of the University, that the University receives good value on its technology investment, and that the technology resources of the University are being managed appropriately. Furthermore, it ensures transparency in the decision-making process for technology-related management and policymaking, and provides an open, accessible means for the University community to address technology needs and get answers to technology questions. It also helps strengthen the information security program and the change management program by ensuring that the proper data is taken into consideration as technology decisions are made.

Keywords: 
technology, governance, STC, proposals
Review, Approval & Change History: 

08/24/2015: Prior to final approval by the Vice Provost for Administration & Finance, this policy was reviewed and endorsed by the Chief Information Officer.

Information Access & Technology Categories: 
Information Access
Information Technology

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