IT Governance at NC State

A flowchart-type representation of the IT governance structure, which is explained below it.

You can also view a more detailed diagram, which includes the subgroups of the IT Strategic Advisory Committee's six subcommittees.

At its highest level, the IT governance structure at NC State University is comprised of the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (VCIT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) who receives advice and counsel from the IT Leadership Committee (ITLC).

Note:  At NC State, the VCIT and the CIO are the same person and shall be referred to herein simply as the “VCIT.”

Along with the VCIT, the ITLC is comprised of the university’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development (VC-RIED).

At the next level, in an advising role, are the IT Strategic Advisory Committee (ITSAC) and the Campus IT Directors Committee (CITD). The ITSAC has a functional focus and it advises the VCIT on matters of policy, funding and business applications[1]. The CITD has a technical focus and it advises the VCIT on matters of architecture and infrastructure. Interaction between the ITSAC and the CITD takes place as necessary; for example, if a new technology requires policy to manage it, or if a policy could benefit by technology to implement or enforce it.

The ITSAC has six subcommittees that provide input to both the ITSAC (policy input) and the CITD (technology input). The six subcommittees are:

Faculty, staff and students will have direct input into the governance structure through their respective, existing Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Senate committee structures.

All governance entities follow the Administrative Procedures for IT Governance unless otherwise documented in their respective charters.

Any new governance entity, which may be established only by an existing authorized entity, must adhere to the Governance Entity Definitions.

 

 


[1] “Business applications” at NC State University refers to the applications, tool, and products used to operate the university across all areas of campus, including but not limited to Advancement, Finance and Business, Human Resources, Imaging, Integrations, Reporting, and Student Information.