About EITC

The Executive IT Council (EITC):

  • Approves the university-wide IT vision and overall IT budget structure
  • Sets key IT priorities for the university
  • Endorses IT principles, policies and standards
  • Resolves university-wide strategic IT issues
  • Establishes accountability for enacting decisions

The EITC consists of executive-level positions from across the university. The EITC is the definitive decision-making body for IT, ensuring IT alignment with the central mission of the university. The decision-making members of the EITC are the President and Provost, where the President has final authority in decision making.

Committee Information

Council Charge

The EITC receives formal, periodic recommendations and input from the CIO and the CIO and Strategic Chairs Committee (CSCC).

All IT Governance (ITG) Framework committees receive, as inputs, any output of the EITC through a decision, directive or other approved output mechanism. Such outputs will first route through the CIO or the CSCC.

Policy, Decisions and Exception Facilitation

The ETIC has the authority to enact policy, execute decisions and offer exceptions that supercede any ITG committee outcome. The EITC may request recommendations, inputs or any action by an ITG Committee.

Terms and Procedures

Meeting Frequency: Scheduled to meet four times per fiscal year. The EITC will determine modifications to the meeting schedule as needed based on current activities.

Reporting: The Office of the CIO will report on decisions and maintain electronic communication mediums for distributing information on EITC in a method that aligns with the ITG values of transparency, accountability, stewardship, collaboration and agility.

Documentation of Proceedings: All meetings will have minutes of discussions, decisions and action items that are published within two weeks of the proceeding.

Decision Making: The President and Provost shall execute decisions for the EITC with all members offering input to items that are raised to a decision. The President has the final authority in the decision process.

Research and Supplemental Input Mechanisms: The EITC may establish, at its discretion, additional ad hoc committees, task forces, IT Communities of Practice (ITCoPs), IT Stakeholder Steering Groups (ITSsGs), or other bodies as needed. Alternatively, the council may charge the CIO or the SITC with the establishment of an ITG body.

Council Support: The Office of the CIO will provide administrative support in conjunction with the Office of the President.