Meeting Schedule:
1st Thursday of all calendar months.


About CSCC

The CIO and Strategic Chairs Committee (CSCC) is provides the following:

  • Defines and recommends approaches to key IT issues requiring decisions
  • Requests other ITG committees to take the lead in exploring new IT opportunities
  • Resolves IT issues and recommends courses of action
  • Launches special‐interest initiatives to address and make recommendations on needs that span all ITG committees
  • Governs IT policy, funding for new university-wide IT services, major projects, or IT initiatives, as well as replacement or retirement of IT services and functions
  • Fulfills other responsibilities including project prioritization, initiative management, and forecasting IT service needs

Committee Information

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Members

Permanent Members (Voting)

  • Ed Pierson - Interim Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer (Chair)
  • Dr. Laura Mandell - Chair, Research Technologies Committee
  • Daniel Roberts - Chair, Enterprise Services Committee
  • Dr. Dwayne Whitten - Chair, Security and Policies Committee

Committee Charge

The CSCC produces the following outputs, including, but not limited to:

  • University-wide recommendations, strategies, and special reports for the EITC including:
    • IT funding strategies
    • Policy that sets precedent as received by the Security and Policies Committee (SPC)
    • IT strategic plans
    • IT principles
  • Final decision on issues originating in the Research Technologies Committee (RTC), Enterprise Services Committee (ESC), and Student and Academic Technologies Committee (SATC) where EITC approval is not required.
  • Recommendations on information risk, policy, and security to the SPC committee.*
  • Requests to all other committees for the exploration of new IT opportunities, resolving IT issues and recommending courses of action related to the scope of a respective committee.
  • Requests to all other ITG input bodies for presentations and reports on IT strategy, operations, plans, technical architecture, or policy matters from across the university.
  • Requests to IT organizations across the university for presentation and reports on IT strategy, operations, plans, technical architecture, or policy matters from across the university.

* Each committee in the ITG framework is responsible for identifying and drafting IT policies relative to their scope with the intention of routing to the SPC. The CSCC drafts IT policies that do not fit within the scope of the other ITG framework committees (e.g., it will route policies in draft status for review by the SPC before submission to the Chief Information Officer (CIO)).

The CSCC receives the following inputs, including, but not limited to:

  • Recommendations and decisions that are out of scope for the following committees:
    • Research Technologies Committee (RTC)
    • Enterprise Services Committee (ESC)
    • Security and Policies Committee (SPC)
    • Student and Academic Technologies Committee (SATC)
  • Any recognized ITG input body.

Policy, Decisions and Exception Facilitation

The CSCC has the authority to execute strategic, operational, planning, technical, and policy decisions, as well as offer exceptions to a decision from any other ITG committee.

University Representation

Permanent Attending Members (Voting)

  • Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer
  • Chair - Enterprise Services Committee (ESC)
  • Chair - Research Technologies Committee (RTC)
  • Chair - Security and Policies Committee (SPC)
  • Chair - Student and Academic Technologies Committee (SATC)

Terms and Procedures

Chair: The Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer serves as the chair of the CSCC.

Member Terms: Each member shall serve a term of one year beginning in September and ending in August.

Meeting Frequency: The CSCC meets on the first Thursday of all calendar months. The committee will determine modifications to the meeting schedule as needed based on current activities. Meetings will be staggered to avoid conflict with other governance bodies.

Reporting: The Office of the CIO will report on decisions and maintain electronic communication mediums for distributing university-wide information for the CSCC.

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

Voting: The chair (VP for IT & CIO) shall execute decisions for the committee, with all attending members offering input to items that are raised to a decision/vote. Attending members will be “polled” for their position on items raised to a decision. The VP for IT & CIO has the final authority in the decision process. A quorum is not required for a meeting to proceed.

Research and Supplemental Input Mechanisms: The committee may establish, at its discretion, additional ad hoc committees, task forces, IT Communities of Practice (ITCoPs), or IT Stakeholder Steering Groups (ITSsGs), as needed. Alternatively, the committee may charge any ITG committee with the establishment of a research mechanism.