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.
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
- 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
Chair: Mark Beekhuizen, IT director, Quinney College of Law
|Derick Bingman||IT director, College of Architecture + Planning|
|David Blackburn||IT director, Eccles School of Business|
|Pieter Bowman||Computer operations manager, Department of Mathematics|
|Joe Breen||IT architect, UIT Center for High Performance Computing|
|Steve Dean||IT director, College of Engineering|
|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|
|Mark Keller||Senior systems administrator, Eccles Health Sciences Library|
|Josna Kotturappa||HRIS manager, U of U Human Resources|
|Jim Livingston||Chief Technology Officer|
|Jim Logue||IT director, College of Education|
|Eric Martinez||System administrator, College of Humanities|
|Mike Mcintosh||IT project manager, College of Nursing|
|Sarah Miller||IT manager, Facilities Management|
|Chris Roberts||Computer professional, College of Fine Arts|
|Jon Rusho||Network engineer, Geology and Geophysics, College of Mines & Earth Sciences|
|Steven Seal||IT director, College of Health|
|Jon Thomas||Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies|
|Wes Tolman||IT product manager, College of Pharmacy|
|Jim Urry||Information service consultant, Business Analysis and Support Services|
|Rob White||IT director, Undergraduate Studies|
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. Members are expected to attend all ANTC meetings and to cast votes when necessary. Members also may be asked to serve on ad hoc committees or to find suitable stakeholders to serve on ad hoc committees.
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.
Agendas and meeting summaries are prepared by a UIT governance liaison and posted on the Chief Information Officer’s website.
Additional information related to ongoing governance committee operations can be found in the operating guidelines.
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 Aimee Ellett.
ANTC operating guidelines
Questions or comments concerning IT governance? Please email Aimee Ellett.
Next meeting: Monday, March 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., online meeting. Governance committee members will receive meeting info via email.
If you're a current U community member (faculty, staff, student) and wish to participate in the online meeting, please email Aimee Ellett for access.
Agendas and summaries (authentication required)