Technology Committees

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Technology Planning Council (TPC)​

The Technology Planning Council (TPC) is the executive-level technology steering committee for Central Michigan University.  The TPC will:

  • ​​Guide vision and strategic direction for the use of technology across CMU, providing appropriate recommendation to the President’s Cabinet;
  • Sponsor, oversee and inform major technology projects;
  • Recommend major technology projects to the President’s Cabinet for planning, funding and implementation;
  • Be informed regarding the OIT project portfolio​;
  • Oversee the effectiveness of external OIT processes;
  • Review and recommend appropriate IT policy​ to the President's Cabinet for approval; and
  • Approve changes to IT Security guidelines and processes​


The Administrative Computing Steering Committee (ACPC) is a vehicle for improving awareness of academic and administrative technology projects and initiatives under consideration, in progress, and implemented. This committee is responsible for monitoring a 2-3 year plan for central services, applications, and development that supports common academic and administrative initiatives and needs. ACPC will work with OIT to document business process relating to common data and information exchange across business units and will also forward to the CIO any policy and procedure recommendations regarding priority IT development, security, and proper use of IT infrastructure.

The Faculty Technology Advisory Committee is a vehicle for ensuring that the CIO possesses a thorough understanding of the technology needs of university faculty.  In addition, it is charged with improving awareness among faculty of academic and administrative technology projects and initiatives under consideration, in progress, and implemented.  The FTAC will:
  • Regularly review CMU's technology infrastructure and plans to ensure their alignment with the needs of faculty
  • Forward to the Technology Planning Council any policy and procedure recommendations regarding priority IT development, security, and proper use of IT infrastructure.​
The IT Executive Council is chaired by the CIO and is responsible for coordinating the response by all campus IT units to goals established by the university. It meets monthly and acts as a forum for CMU’s distributed IT groups to develop coordinated plans for shared services, to improve the quality of IT service across CMU, to improve the security of CMU’s data and systems, and to optimize CMU’s IT spending.

The Distributed Computing Steering Committee meets monthly to discuss the tactical implementation of initiatives determined by the IT Executive Council. These initiatives include faculty and staff desktop support, support of mediated classrooms and campus labs, and directory-related planning.​

The Security Incident Response Team is charged with response to any security incidents related to CMU's data or systems, as well as the investigation of other matters referred to it by CMU's General Counsel and abuse complaints submitted by CMU faculty, staff, or students. SIRT prepares a report of campus-wide digital security threats each semester and makes recommendations to the Technology Planning Council​ relative to new policies or processes that will enhance the security of CMU's data and systems.​
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