IT Strategy Committee (ITSC)


The Information Technology Strategy Committee (ITSC) provides direct oversight of the campus IT governance structure for UC Berkeley, and supports Berkeley’s teaching, research, and service missions by reviewing and evaluating strategies, plans, policies, and investments, regarding the use of information technology (IT), and making recommendations for action. 

The Committee is charged with:

  • Understanding the critical IT needs for faculty, researchers, students and staff.
  • Reviewing key developments in information technology for potential impacts to, and adoption by, UC Berkeley.
  • Appraising the breadth and scope of Berkeley’s IT portfolio to prioritize reallocations and/or investments in new capabilities to support the University’s core missions, to facilitate broad understanding of and reduce duplication in the portfolio, and to identify potential for efficiencies and cost savings in Berkeley’s business operations.
  • Providing guidance to the campus on a variety of IT-related issues.
  • Determining the criteria for issues that will be considered by the ITSC, and revisiting these on an annual basis.
  • Making recommendations to the Executive Finance Committee about financial/budget issues, and the EVCP Operations Group for policy and other issues.

The ITSC receives input from five governance subcommittees:

In addition, input received by the CIO, from the following advisory committees, may also be brought to the attention of ITSC, when needed, as part of evaluation and priority-setting processes:

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ITSC membership is designed to be representative of campus academic and administrative executive leadership.

Voting Members:

  • Tsu-Jae King Liu, TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning, Chair
  • Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor-IT and CIO, Vice Chair
  • Co-Chairs, Teaching & Learning and Research Governance Committee
         - Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education – Cathy Koshland
         - Vice Chancellor for Research – Randy Howard Katz
  • Co-Chairs, IT Architecture and Infrastructure Committee
         - University Chief Technology Officer - Bill Allison
         - CIO & Assistant Dean, School of Law - Patricia Donnelly
  • Co-Chairs, Information Risk Governance Committee (one vote)
         - Chief Information Security Officer - Jeremy Rosenberg
         - Campus Privacy Officer - TBD
  • Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor - Administration
  • Rosemarie Rae, Vice Chancellor - Finance and CFO
  • Steve Sutton, Interim VC Student Affairs
  • Jeff Mackie-Mason, University Librarian
  • Cathryn Carson, Academic Senate CAPRA committee representative
  • Henry Brady, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy
  • Anthony Joseph, Academic Senate Committee on IT
  • Irene Kim, Assistant Vice Chancellor Advancement, University Development & Alumni Relations
  • TBD, Graduate Assembly President
  • Adnan Hemani, ASUC Representative
IT Governance Model Executive Finance Committee, and EVCP Operations Group IT Strategy Committee Enterprise Applications and Data Committee Research, Teaching and Learning Technologies Committee IT Archtecture and Infrastructure Committee Information Risk Governance Committee Compliance, Accountability, Risk and Ethics Committee (CARE) This image is interactive, select a committee to learn more or view the enlarged image

ITSC at a Glance

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Dec. 12, 2017
Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Jan. 17, 2017
Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Sept. 30, 2016
Agenda & Meeting Minutes

April 4, 2016
Agenda & Meeting Minutes

Feb. 8, 2016
Agenda & Meeting Materials

Dec. 14, 2015
Agenda & Meeting Materials

April 28, 2015
Agenda & Meeting Materials

Dec. 8, 2014
Agenda & Meeting Materials

Meeting frequency: Twice per semester or as needed

Decision Domains

  • The scope of ITSC review and recommendation is campus-wide.
  • Review and recommendation of campus-wide IT policies.
  • Review and recommendation of new IT services, projects or initiatives.
  • Review and recommendation of replacement or retirement of IT services and functions.
  • The ITSC brings recommendations to the Executive Finance Committee and/or the EVCP Operations Group for final review and decision.