Ohio University

IT Governance

IT governance encourages best and highest use of IT resources by:

  1. Aligning IT strategy with institutional priorities.
  2. Creating clarity in how decisions are made by establishing a clearly defined, easy to understand framework for making those decisions.
  3. Engaging the University community in soliciting input and enacting changes to IT services.

Governance happens at multiple levels throughout the year. At the broadest level, OIT engages with the campus community via our IT Annual Survey and through Advisory Communities that meet on a regular basis to discuss specific IT services. Based on that feedback, our Service Owners create road maps for each of their services. Standing Committees, composed of appointed members and chairs, establish standards and define processes for key areas that affect a variety of stakeholders. Finally, the IT Strategy and Governance Committee, a representative group charged by the President, makes budget decisions for IT strategic proposals.