Establish a multi-stakeholder committee to:
- Identify campus technology needs;
- Determine resources and services to address needs;
- Provide input to the Executive Cabinet regarding IT needs of the campus; and,
- Advise the Executive Cabinet regarding IT priorities.
|Committee Objectives |
- Obtain input from students, faculty, administrators and staff and the UMB Medicine affiliated partners, which allows for prioritization of IT innovation and IT initiatives.
- Identify actions, initiatives and investments in technology needed to support Strategic Plan initiatives.
- Provide input to the Executive Cabinet on initiatives proposed, precedence or priorities.
- Assist in developing communication plans for the broader University community.
|With limited resources in CITS, schools and central departments, the UMB CIO and school IT leaders needed a forum to receive input and advice from campus representatives. There also needed to be a mechanism for the Executive Cabinet to share IT priorities with a group that can communicate back to the campus. |
|Committee Composition and Actions|
|The committee is not an “IT committee” comprised of a group of technology professionals. Rather, it is a committee reflecting the organization of the campus that could identify IT needs; academic innovations and opportunities; and, improvements in business processes. Technology professionals will be consulted regarding solutions and aligning technology resources and services with the identified academic and business needs, opportunities, and innovations. |
|Member Responsibilities |
- Members are active, constructive participants and work to obtain input and feedback from their respective leaders and constituency groups (Deans/VPs; school committees; student, faculty and staff committees; UM Medicine affiliates; “grass-roots” users).
- Members are seeking opportunities and consensus driven approaches for evaluating and arriving at IT solutions and provide input to the Executive Cabinet regarding proposed initiatives or priorities.
- Members are continually assessing how well their constituency is being served.
|Formation Guidelines |
- Deans and Senior Vice Presidents have selected individual(s) to serve on the committee.
- The committee has proportional representation from each of the schools.
- The committee membership composition is as follows:
o School of Medicine: 4
o School of Dentistry: 1
o School of Law: 1
o School of Nursing: 1
o School of Pharmacy: 1
o School of Social Work: 1
o All Central Units: 2
Total Members 11 Plus 2 co-chairs
|A School of Medicine faculty leader and the UMB CIO are co-chairing the committee. |
|Selected members are serving at the pleasure of their respective Dean or Senior Vice President, preferably for at least a two-year term. |
- January 2014: Individuals selected and committee formed.
- February 2014: First committee meeting.
- February-June 2014: Monthly meetings: collect input and feedback; begin identifying academic and business needs which would influence IT priorities, opportunities and innovations.
- July 2014-June 2015: Meetings held; frequency to be determined; monthly or quarterly.
|Expected Benefits |
- Enhanced direction-setting and decision-making of the Executive Cabinet regarding resourcing institutional IT and developing IT priorities.
- Alignment of technology resources and services with academic and business needs, opportunities, and innovations.