Office of Information Technology

IT Council

The Information Technology Council (ITC) is a standing body within the University of Alaska created to establish IT policy and administrative and operational standards, to analyze and set priorities for investment in information technology initiatives, and to ensure excellence and best practice in implementation in a way that directly supports UA mission attainment. The ITC is responsible for defining level 2 and level 3 governance committees, establishing the procedures and standards by which they operate, and will be accountable for the work of those groups in accordance with policies, practices, and standards.

The ITC will establish and cultivate Enterprise Architecture strategies throughout the organization and specify priority, supported and best-practice architectures throughout system establishing measures as needed to ensure a common strategy.

The ITC will advise the University of Alaska (UA) President and Summit Team and is charged to consider, decide and/or recommend strategic or operationally significant matters relating to shared and potentially shared Information Technology, according to the policies and processes of the University of Alaska. It is responsible for overseeing the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of designated UA shared IT services in facilitation of the UA Mission.

Guiding Principles: The ITC will be distinguished as a collaborative, student-focused group with transparency and consultation across all its members; planning for matters such as relevant Cabinet, Summit or Board agendas; identification of responsible individuals to undertake tasks agreed to by the Council; and other work products of the Council.

The ITC will engage with other UA Executive Councils and business and academic leaders in support of all service initiatives. The ITC will ensure strategic alignment of IT initiatives, appropriate allocation of UA resources as to avoid unnecessary duplication, and mission-focused outcomes that allow strategic mission differentiation when necessary.

Values: The ITC will embody the values of being: student and mission focused, data-driven, transparent, inclusive, collaborative, timely, responsive, service oriented and respectful.

Members:

2017-2018

Karl Kowalski, UA Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO)
Martha Mason, CIO, UAF, Fairbanks
Adam Paulick, Interim CIO, UAA
Michael Ciri, CIO, UA Southeast
VACANT, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Research
Myron Dosch, Chief Financial Officer
Keli McGee, Chief Human Resources Officer
Gwen Gruenig, Assoc.Vice-President for Planning, Budget and Strategy
Saichi Oba, Chief Student Services Officer
Karen Carey, Provost, UAS
Kari Burrell, Vice-Chancellor of Administration UAF
Joe Nelson, Vice Chancellor for Student Services UAS
Bob Metcalf, Community Campus Director, Northwest Campus, Nome
Carol Gering, Director, eLearning and Distance Education, UAF

Systemwide chairs of each:
Coalition of Student Leaders, Colby Freel
Staff Alliance, Kara Axx
Faculty Alliance, Lisa Hoferkamp

2016-2017

Karl Kowalski, UA Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO)
Martha Mason, CIO, UAF, Fairbanks
Adam Paulick, Interim CIO, UAA
Michael Ciri, CIO, UA Southeast
Dan White, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Research
Myron Dosch, Chief Financial Officer
Keli McGee,Chief Human Resources Officer
Gwen Gruenig, Assoc. Vice-President for Planning, Budget and Strategy
Saichi Oba, Chief Student Services Officer
Sam Gingerich, Provost, UAA
Kari Burrell, Vice-Chancellor of Administration UAF
Joe Nelson, Vice Chancellor for Student Services UAS
Bob Metcalf, Community Campus Director, Northwest Campus, Nome

Systemwide chairs of each:
Coalition of Student Leaders, Colby Freel
Staff Alliance, Nate Bauer,
Faculty Alliance, Tara Smith

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