IT Governance

What is IT Governance?

IT Governance at UNCW has an intentionally broad and inclusive scope to ensure that the university’s investment in information technology is efficient, effective and in alignment with the University Strategic Plan.

IT Governance Defined:

As defined in the UNC System Office Policy Manual, Chapter 1400.1 (Adopted 05/24/18):

  • “ ‘Information technology governance’ within the UNC System refers to the framework, policies, rules, standards, structures, and processes established to ensure that the University’s information technology supports the missions, goals, and objectives of the UNC System and each constituent institution; that information technology and information resources are managed in accordance with rules and policies; and that risks and threats to information technology and information resources are appropriately and effectively identified and addressed.” II.G

  • “The chancellor, or the president in the case of the UNC System Office, shall designate the institution’s chief information officer or other member of the chancellor’s senior staff, who will be responsible to the chancellor for oversight of information technology governance at the institution and implementation of the information technology governance framework and program as required by this policy.” IV.A

Through collaboration and transparency, the IT Governance process allows Information Technology Services (ITS) to support the most important initiatives of the university while improving operational processes. Working with university colleagues allows ITS to comprehensively support transformational initiatives that are technologically sustainable and that promote efficiency.

The University of North Carolina System Office Policy Manual can be found here.

IT Governance Flow Chart:

IT Governance Flow Chart

Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC):

From the ITAC 2017 Charter Document:

The Committee is created for the purpose of working with the Information Technology Services department to advise on matters and projects university wide that contain an information technology component. The ITAC is a joint faculty, staff, and IT committee to advise the CIO regarding integrated university-wide tactical and technology issues and decisions.

Committee Charge

The advisory committee is expected to advise on IT projects requests and to provide information for gathering IT projects and initiatives for reviewing, ranking, and recommending.


A member of Academic Affairs along with CIO will jointly co-chair the committee.

Members serve voluntarily and will constitute a cross-section of the community including faculty, staff, and IT members.

View the IT Advisory Council (ITAC) Members here.