Technology Committees

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 Cross-Divisional Portfolio Prioritization Team is charged by the CiO with the prioritization of projects entering the OIT portfolio, both within their originating division and across all divisions of CMU.  This team meets at least quarterly and as needed to manage the portfolio.

The OIT Cabinet is convened by the CIO to provide advice and input on matters of IT policy, personnel, planning, and operations.  As a group, they jointly apply and administer the policies and programs that they enact across the Office of Information Technology.  The OIT Cabinet meets at least monthly, usually on the first week of the month.  Additional meetings are added to discuss special projects or topics, including annual planning.

The OIT Change Review Board is convened by the CIO to manage changes to the university’s production IT environment.  On its weekly calls, the CRB considers all changes scheduled to move into the university’s production environment - explicitly approving or denying requested changes as suggested in OIT’s official Change Management processes and procedures.   It also reviews and discusses related communication strategies.

The OIT Architectural Review Board (ARB) is convened by the CIO to maintain plans for the evolution of CMU’s production IT environment.  In its regular meetings, the ARB weighs the present state of the university’s IT environment (applications, systems, and hardware) against current and future academic and business needs of the university and develops and maintains plans for the appropriate evolution of that environment.  The ARB is also responsible for development, management, and application of its work processes and procedures.