The Information Technology Strategies Committee (ITSC) represents the critical integrative component in the new IT governance structure. The Committee will serve in an advisory role to the Provost and the Vice Provost for Information Services on advancing the IT governance goals of identifying and prioritizing IT strategies and investments critical to OSU’s mission, implementing policies and strategies for IT costs management, and improving IT service quality and user satisfaction.
Following the work of the Advisory Council on Budget and Strategic Planning, Sabah Randawa chaired an IT Alignment and Cost Reduction Work Group during fall and winter terms to implement the Council’s cost reduction recommendations. The committee spent time assessing the information technology resources across the campus, and while the initial focus was on cost reductions, the work also included the creation of a framework for a new IT governance structure for the University.
Defining the new IT governance structure is critical to identify and prioritize IT capabilities critical to OSU’s mission and more effectively manage University’s annual IT expenditures of about $40 million. This framework creates a collaborative IT organization around four key IT dimensions: instruction, research, administration and infrastructure. The framework was discussed and refined through conversations with numerous groups on campus, including the Provost’s Council, Faculty Senate Computing Resource Committee, IS Management Team and DCAs.
Thank you in advance for working together with us to advance a better alignment and deployment of information technology resources at the University.
Lois Brooks, Vice Provost