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Architecture and New Technology Committee

Purpose and authority

The Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) is entrusted with addressing IT issues and proposing recommendations that affect IT architecture and architecture standards, IT common services, and the adoption and implementation of significant new technologies. The ANTC is expected to make recommendations to the Strategic Information Technology Committee (SITC) based on a consensus opinion of the representatives, and in the best interests of the University of Utah as a whole.

Mission, scope and key goals

The ANTC considers architecture and technology-related issues brought forth by faculty, students, staff, and researchers and seeks solutions that align with the University’s mission and strategic goals, as well as represent the most appropriate and efficient decision for the University at large.

Scope

ANTC considers programs and initiatives that address central architecture, new technologies, funding, strategic and enterprise programs, and projects affecting units campus-wide, such as:

  • Technical architecture
  • Application architecture
  • Data architecture
  • Campus-wide IT policy
  • New, current and retired UIT services (strategic fit, funding)
  • Ubiquitous, commodity services
  • Regulatory change and compliance
  • Enterprise projects (big, strategic, cross-functional)
  • Special central infrastructure needs
  • Security plans and issues
  • Integration into central systems

Out of scope issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategic priorities of the functional groups, such as Student, Finance, HR, and other campus-wide applications
  • Individual administrative and academic unit needs that are not common services
  • Scheduling and managing UIT resources and operational decisions
  • Overall UIT strategic plan

Goals

  • Analyze, vet and obtain consensus on recommendations for the Strategic Information Technology Committee
  • Charter targeted ad hoc working groups to explore and pose solutions
  • Manage, approve, and recommend university architecture
  • Obtain campus-wide input
  • Take action on IT Risks
  • Develop unified plans among IT groups on campus

Membership

Chair: Mark Beekhuizen, IT director, Quinney College of Law

Rebwar Baesmat IT director, College of Nursing
Derick Bingman IT director, College of Architecture + Planning
David Blackburn IT director, Eccles School of Business; voting member
Pieter Bowman Computer operations manager, Department of Mathematics
Joe Breen IT architect, UIT Center for High Performance Computing
Dean Church Director of Financial Solutions, Financial and Business Services
Steve Dean IT director, College of Engineering
Tim Ebner Registrar; voting member
Jeff Folsom IT supervisor, Eccles Health Sciences Library; voting member
Demian Hanks IT director, College of Social & Behavioral Science
Matt Harting Associate director of operations and logistics, College of Social Work
Matt Irsik  Interim director for user support and computing services, Marriott Library
Sylvia Jessen IT director, School of Medicine; voting member
Josna Kotturappa HRIS manager; voting member
Jim Livingston Chief technology officer
Jim Logue  IT director, College of Education
Chris Roberts Computer professional, College of Fine Arts; voting member
Steven Seal  IT director, College of Health
Chris Stucker

Associate director of IT, Facilities Management

Jon Thomas Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies
Wes Tolman IT product manager, College of Pharmacy
Daniel Trentman  Senior systems engineer, College of Mines & Earth Sciences; voting member
Rob White IT director, Continuing Education & Community Engagement
Thomas Wolfe IT director, College of Humanities

The voting rights (and thus the voting representative) will rotate among each of the areas once a year.

Responsibilities, roles and duties

All representatives are expected to review governance documents and participate in the evaluation and recommendation phases of the process. Representatives are also asked to act as the first line of communication regarding IT governance to the rest of their academic or administrative unit. Voting bloc representatives will contact the non-voting representatives in their group and other knowledgeable stakeholders in their unit to gather input for the full ANTC. Voting members are expected to attend all ANTC meetings and to cast a vote that represents the collective view of the bloc he or she represents. Members also may be asked to serve on ad hoc committees or to find suitable stakeholders to serve on ad hoc committees.

Tenure/duration

Representatives serve on the ANTC at the discretion of the dean or director of his or her academic or administrative unit. There is no specified minimum requirement or maximum limit.

Agenda and meetings

The ANTC agenda is gathered and prepared by a governance liaison within University Information Technology and approved by the ANTC Chair. The committee meets once a quarter, but may meet more often or hold virtual votes if necessary. Meetings are considered open, though space may be limited based on location.

Reporting

Written agendas and meeting minutes are prepared by a governance liaison within University Information Technology and posted publicly on the Chief Information Officer’s website.

Further detail

Additional information related to ongoing governance committee operations can be found in the operating guidelines.

Modifications

Changes to this charter must be approved either by the Strategic Information Technology Committee or the President’s Executive Leadership Team.

Questions or Comments?

Contact Scott Sherman, Special Assistant to the CIO.

ANTC Operating Guidelines

Questions or comments concerning IT governance?
Please email Scott Sherman, Special Assistant to the CIO.

Meetings

Next meeting: Monday, April 24, 2017. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Dumke Conference Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.


March 27, 2017

Agenda


February 27, 2017

Agenda

Summary


January 23, 2017

Agenda

Summary


December 2016

No meeting


November 2016

No meeting


October 24, 2016

Agenda

Summary


September 26, 2016

Agenda

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August 15, 2016

Agenda

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July 8, 2016

Agenda

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June 2016

No meeting


May 23, 2016

Agenda

Summary


Last Updated: 3/29/17