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IT Council

LSA Information Technology (LSA IT) is in the process of undergoing significant change as we work toward greater alignment of our IT services to the College’s missions. Additionally, campus-wide IT Rationalization efforts are enabling the provisioning of foundational IT capabilities more efficiency, making it possible for LSA IT to reinvest those savings in greater mission-focused services. What will those additional services be? What existing IT services should we change our level of investment in? These are important governance questions that our re-vamped and re-envisioned Information Technology Council will play a significant role in addressing.

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Purpose

The Information Technology Council is charged with serving several purposes:

  1. Providing general advice and counsel to the LSA Senior Manager for Information Technology regarding IT needs and investment in the College.
  2. Identify issues facing the College and partner with IT professionals in effectively leveraging technology to address those needs where appropriate.
  3. Review and make recommendations regarding LSA’s IT service, program, policy, and process portfolio. This will include evaluation of comprehensive information that will articulate the true cost of IT to the College.
  4. Ensuring that IT is accountable to the business, research, and teaching needs of the College.

Memberships and Meetings

Individuals who currently have Key Administrator responsibilities in LSA are eligible to participate on the Information Technology Council. The Chair of the Key Administrator Steering Committee and the Senior IT Manager will jointly review and select applicants for the Information Technology Council membership. Given the time and effort involved with the Information Technology Council, applicants must have the approval of their direct supervisor.

The Information Technology Council generally consists of approximately 10 members:

  1. A diverse group of LSA Key Administrators (6–7)
  2. The LSA Director of Information Technology (1, ex officio)
  3. LSA Information Technology representatives (up to 2, ex officio)
  4. ITS representative (up to 1, ex officio)

Regular members initially serve for two years with the opportunity at the end of that term to apply for a second two year term. A member appointed to fill a partial term vacancy has the opportunity at the end of that partial term to extend their membership for one, full two year term. Partial term members are not eligible to apply for a second, full two year term at the end their first full, two year term. A council member who serves the maximum amount of terms allowable based on their initial appointment is also ineligible to be a member of the Information Technology Council for one year. Ex officio members are part of the council as long as those members retain the role associated with ex officio membership.The Information Technology Council will meet approximately every other month for 1.5 hours (that is, six times per year). The council may meet more or less frequently as the nature of the IT issues facing the College necessitates doing so. Subcommittees may be formed by the Information Technology Council as needed to address emerging issues. If possible, a member of the Key Administrator Steering Committee will serve as a liaison to the Information Technology Council in order to facilitate information sharing and collaboration between the groups. This does not preclude other Steering Committee members from serving on the Information Technology Council; however they would not serve as the Steering Committee liaison. If a member of the Key Administrator Steering Committee is unavailable, one of the departmental representatives will report back to the Key Administrator Steering Committee.

General Responsibilities

Members should respect without exception the perspective that fellow members bring to the council. The Information Technology Council is an active group and members must be prepared to contribute to issue identification, idea generation, and process improvement. Addressing IT issues facing the College also requires that members consider the range of stakeholders impacted by IT-related decisions. Lastly, council members should be willing to lead a subcommittee or task team, if needed.

Membership

Name Affiliation  
Lisa Callihan (ex officio)
lscalli@umich.edu
Customer Relationship Manager and Interim Chair
LSA IT
 
Bethany Christoff
cbethany@umich.edu
Executive Secretary
Program in the Environment
 
Marissa Green (ex officio)
mstornes@umich.edu
Manager - Infrastructure Services and Interim Director of LSA Information Technology
LSA IT
 
Julie Haggerty
jhaggert@umich.edu
Chief Administrator
Earth & Environmental Sciences
 
Jocelyn Kwolek
stockj@umich.edu
Business Administrator
CGIS
 
Alyssa Longo (ex officio)
alysbeck@umich.edu
Project Coordinator
LSA IT
 
Mary Mangum
grantme@umich.edu
Chief Administrator
Economics
 
Colleen McCormick (ex officio)
cmccor@umich.edu
Customer Relationship Manager
ITS
 
Cynthia McNabb
cyndia@umich.edu
Program Administrator
Applied Physics
 
Amy Rundquist
amyjr@umich.edu
Chief Administrator
Anthropology
 
Cheri Thompson
cheript@umich.edu
Chief Administrator
Judaic Studies
 
Talisha Reviere-Winston
trwin@umich.edu
Chief Administrator
Linguistics