May 31, 2007
By Sean O'Malley
Ohio University's Office of Information Technology has announced the creation of an Information Technology Advisory Council.
This committee will be charged with supporting Chief Information Officer Brice Bible in creating a strategic direction for IT at Ohio University that ties into evolving Vision Ohio priorities.
The council, created in consultation with President Roderick McDavis, will have representatives from all major university constituencies to provide guidance for IT policy processes, policies and proposals, Bible said. Specifically, the council will be charged with:
"Wise investment of our resources is essential," Bible said. "The council's guidance will help ensure that we direct our limited resources where they can best be utilized."
- Recommending and/or sponsoring IT-related policies at the university
- Reviewing, assessing and prioritizing proposals for new IT services
- Recommending requests for new funding from the university
- Forming additional processes and ad hoc committees, as necessary, for the review and adoption of campuswide information technology projects
- Developing the mission statement and strategic plan for central IT
- Overseeing an annual process for establishing metrics and assessing the effectiveness of central IT
Committee members have yet to be named; however, the group will draw from all areas of the university community, including faculty, staff, students, IT professionals and executive leadership. In addition to faculty, academic representation on the committee will include deans, the Office of Research and Executive Vice President and Provost Kathy Krendl.