We are in the process of establishing a new governance model around the Productivity
Suite set of applications and tools that includes representation from key campus stakeholders, including the ASUC plus the creation of governance around our Enterprise Applications. 

Governance Committees

What is IT Governance?

IT Governance is a set of committees and processes intended to facilitate collaboration among campus leadership in the prioritization, funding, design and use of IT to ensure cost effective support of UC Berkeley’s teaching, learning, research and administrative strategic priorities.

IT Governance will not…

  • Make IT investment decisions about unique departmental needs;
  • Make decisions about IT issues and investments that don’t meet the criteria
    approved by the ITSC; or
  • Include the management of IT.  

A successful IT Governance model will:

  • Align IT strategy with campus strategic priorities.
  • Ensure IT infrastructure supports critical campus needs.
  • Transform business processes by leveraging effective IT solutions.
  • Scale IT solutions where appropriate.
  • Differentiate IT solutions, as needed.
  • Balance business and IT related risks.
  • Reduce duplication of IT services across the campus.
  • Enable effective decision-making that optimizes IT investments campus-wide.
  • Establish appropriate policies to support desired behavior and outcomes in the use of IT.
  • Encourage the development of the IT workforce (e.g., training standards).
  • Regulate the pace of change related to introduction of new technologies and systems.
  • Enable campus to manage administrative operations more efficiently and effectively.
  • Support the effective and secure use of data, including access, integration and management.
  • Evaluate and quantify the results of IT governance decisions through effective portfolio management.


Contact Liz Marsh, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff, the sponsor for this initiative.