To advise Senate and Council on matters related to the use of Information Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS) across the University
To advise Council on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the University’s Information Governance framework, policies and activities
2. University IT Strategy
To determine, review and champion the University's IT strategy and its implementation, ensuring it helps deliver and is aligned to the overall University strategy
To support the Director of IT Services in identifying strategic priorities and mitigating risks
To ensure appropriate information and data architecture across the University and support the ongoing digitisation of University processes
To provide strategic oversight and advise the COO on the Strategic IT risk on behalf of Council
3. University IT Policy and Services
To develop and review institutional policies relevant to the use and provision of IT (including information security), submitting these to other relevant bodies for approval as necessary
To ensure that the overall IT service offering remains fit-for-purpose and is aligned to the strategic objectives of the University
4. University IT projects
To initiate major new IT projects, via the IT Portfolio Board and/or Operations Committee as appropriate
To receive reports from the IT Portfolio Board on the full portfolio of IT projects and ensure the portfolio remains aligned with the IT strategy and the University’s objectives
To provide high-level, independent assurance for major strategic or high-risk IT projects at the request of Operations Committee or the IT Portfolio Board, to ensure the most appropriate project approach and governance is in place.
5. Information Governance
To ensure information governance policies remain relevant and appropriate and to ensure compliance through the appropriate management structures.
To ensure appropriate plans and approaches are in place to maintain the resilience of information systems and to maximise the continuity of IT provision.
6. Cycle of meetings
To meet at least three times per annum and on such other occasions as the Chair deems necessary