Information Technology Governance

Information Technology Governance

Information Technology (IT) governance standing committees have been established for each major area of technology (e.g. academic, administrative, infrastructure, etc.). These governance committees influence SJSU's information technology strategy and priorities for technology initiatives. They provide advice on means to improve services, to identify emerging technology needs, and to plan for new technologies.

Specifically, SJSU IT governance

  • provides an efficient way for Information Technology to consult with representatives of the major constituents it serves before implementing changes in technology and services,
  • enables academic and administrative leaders to recommend the priorities for technology investments and confirm they are consistent with institutional priorities,
  • brings together individuals with responsibility for both enterprise and local technology in forums to discuss how best to manage these services, and
  • helps Information Technology anticipate new needs and priorities by engaging leaders from around the University in regular conversations about their future needs.

Effective IT governance

  • focuses technology investments on the highest institutional priorities and maximizes the benefits they create,
  • enables effective decision-making by directly engaging the constituents who are impacted by them,
  • creates a greater understanding of the challenges of managing technology among institutional leaders which builds greater support for the need for technology investments, standards and policies,
  • provides Information Technology with constructive feedback on how and where to improve its services which increases overall satisfaction, and
  • provides a collaborative framework to build trust between Information Technology and local technology leaders,
  • provides a place to report accomplishments in regards to technology at SJSU.