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IT Governance


The Vice President for Information Technology has created a governance framework that yields some decision-making authority to a committee structure to meet the university’s need for a more connected and responsive IT community.


Computing Facilities Advisory Committee (Advisory)

CFAC advises the CIO regarding computing and networking policies and campus information technology planning. CFAC strives to improve communication regarding information technologies to faculty most likely to be affected.


Information Technology Planning Council (Advisory)

ITPC meets monthly to review, recommend and support the effective and innovative use of information technology across campus. The Council reviews business cases regarding campus IT infrastructure and advises on timelines for the deployment for end user technologies. Its members are IT directors and managers in NIU's colleges, divisions and departments.


Information Technology Steering Committee (Governance)

ITSC seeks a clear mandate and real participation from senior leadership as a best practice approach for aligning the work of IT with the needs of an institution. The ITSC has several sub-committees: