The CIO guides the decision-making processes through the IT Governance. Through well-established engagement mechanisms and processes, the CIO ensures that all groups relying on IT within the UF community have the ability to provide input that reaches all levels of the IT Governance structure.
UF Information Technology governance is a well-defined, transparent process. These topical advisory workgroups provide recommendations and guidance on policies, standards, and priorities in support of the university’s mission and business goals.
The Office of the CIO oversees and manages IT Governance, including the planning processes. The CIO, as member of the IT Cabinet, has authoritative involvement in campus IT decisions. In addition, the following responsibilities are included:
- Guides UFIT Governance to establish priorities and allocate resources
- Channels UF-wide policy, standard, and investment recommendations of the IT Policy Council to the IT Cabinet
- Fosters constructive communication between the IT Governance layers and receives unresolved complaints
- Engages the UF community and multiple constituencies in IT Governance
- Ensures that the IT Cabinet is able to function in its role as joint decision-making authority regarding campus IT investments
- Collaborates with pertinent other stakeholders, including the Faculty Senate, key businesses, academic, and IT leaders