Finance and Administration - Office of Information Technology (OIT)
June 2018
The purpose of this policy is to establish the charter and framework of University IT Governance.
This policy establishes the charter and framework for The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) IT Governance. Leading universities use IT governance to maximize academic and business value through strategic and sustainable investment, provide for risk management via cybersecurity best practices, policies and procedures, and create dialogue and transparency around IT practices that impact the entire academic, research, and business missions of the university.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration and her/his delegate, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), may, from time to time, create such IT Advisory Councils and Task Forces as needed to ensure the effective and efficient use of technology in enabling the enterprise to achieve its strategy and goals within acceptable levels of risk. Advisory Councils are standing bodies that represent a cross-section of the entire campus and provide input and advice to the CIO. An Advisory Council may also create either standing or temporary Task Forces to assist with the research and work of the Advisory Council.

Task Forces are temporary bodies usually comprised of experts or specialists, formed for analyzing, investigating, or solving a specific problem.

The CIO is responsible for the review of this policy every five years (or whenever circumstances require).

Charter of University IT Governance Framework