IT Governance

The executive sponsors of the campus information technology governance structure established in January 2010 include:

U-M IT Governance Chart
U-M IT Governance councils and committees. (Enlarge)
  • Martha Pollock, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Timothy Slottow, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
  • Jack Hu, Interim Vice President for Research

The governance structure is intended to:

  • better integrate IT strategic planning with campus strategic planning
  • set campus-wide priorities for IT services, resources, and facilities
  • provide guidelines and support for similar determinations at the unit level
  • make decisions employing a campus-wide funding model still under development that rewards cost-effectiveness and discourages non-strategic IT spending

Together, the various councils, committees, and domain stewards:

  • serve as the collective stewards of campus-wide information technology strategic development
  • represent the key areas of U-M's mission—teaching and learning, research, knowledge and patient care—across the campus
  • oversee campus technology expenditures in support of U-M's core missions
  • will strive to remove disincentives and institutional barriers to acceptance of shared services and infrastructure

Representation on the various councils and committees includes deans, faculty, IT staff, administrators, and students.