IT Governance

The overarching role of IT governance is to provide strategic oversight and guidance around IT matters. It provides the framework of processes and structures that ensures the effective and efficient use of information technology.

Significant goals of the recently redesigned IT governance structure include better aligning IT infrastructure and services with the university’s mission and business while making it more efficient and better differentiating the work of operational and advisory groups from the governance-related structure.



This diagram shows the new IT governance model and reporting structure.

IT Governance - See text below for full description.

Description of structure

The IT governance structure, as of July 2019, has a Strategic IT Committee (SITC) that advises the Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (VCIT) / CIO, who in turn consults with the Executive Cabinet. Under the SITC are three domain committees which operate independently but also advise the SITC. These committees are the Educational Technology Committee, the Enterprise Applications Committee, and the Research, Scholarship and Creativity IT Committee. These committees can appoint steering teams or advisory groups as needed to help them carry out their work. The Chief Information Security Officer is a member of the SITC and IT Security is represented on each of the domain committees. The Campus IT Directors serve as a significant advisory group to the VCIT/CIO. 

Additional information will be added to this site as processes are put into place. If you have questions, please contact the IT Governance Coordinator

Non-governance IT groups

Non-governance groups serve a critically important role in assisting the service owners and the CIO, who is ultimately accountable for IT service delivery. In general, these groups fall into two categories: advisory groups and service teams. They serve to assist the service owner and to allow stakeholders to have direct input on decisions affecting the service.

The Campus IT Directors serve as a major advisory group for both the Vice Chancellor for IT and many service owners. There are also other advisory and steering teams that play significant roles in the functioning of IT services. 

Background of the new structure

The most recent changes to the IT governance structure resulted from a study spawned by the university’s IT Strategic Plan. See the NC State IT Governance Redesign final report for more details. Much of the information from the former IT governance structure has been preserved via a series of Google Docs.

Upcoming IT Governance and Advisory Committee Meetings

See the full IT Governance calendar.

Educational Technology Committee October Meeting
Starts: October 15, 2019, 9:00 am
Ends: October 15, 2019, 10:00 am
Location: Avent Ferry Technology Center Room 112 (downstairs)
Enterprise Applications Committee First Meeting
Starts: November 5, 2019, 1:30 pm
Ends: November 5, 2019, 2:30 pm
Location: AFH-2-203-Lobby Conference Room-OIT (16) [Conference Phone]
Research, Scholarship, Creativity IT Committee First Meeting
Starts: November 8, 2019, 3:00 pm
Ends: November 8, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: Patterson Hall, 2501 Founders Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
CITD Meeting
Starts: November 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Ends: November 19, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: AFH-1-106-Multipurpose Room-OIT (75) [Hangouts Meet]
CITD Meeting
Starts: December 17, 2019, 2:00 pm
Ends: December 17, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: AFH-1-106-Multipurpose Room-OIT (75) [Hangouts Meet]
CITD Meeting
Starts: January 21, 2020, 2:00 pm
Ends: January 21, 2020, 4:00 pm
Location: AFH-1-106-Multipurpose Room-OIT (75) [Hangouts Meet]
CITD Meeting
Starts: February 18, 2020, 2:00 pm
Ends: February 18, 2020, 4:00 pm
Location: AFH-1-106-Multipurpose Room-OIT (75) [Hangouts Meet]