Technology Planning Council
Based on recommendations from the 2004-2005 Technology Services Review, the University of Wyoming has created a University Technology Planning Council (TPC). The Technology Planning Council is an executive-level group appointed by the President of the university and chaired by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the university. The Council will determine the merits and value of proposed initiatives to the university as a whole and make recommendations to the President dealing with university-wide technology initiatives, policy and processes. The purpose of the University Technology Planning Council (TPC) is to deal strategically with university-wide technology issues and planning by establishing a methodology and providing a timely process for evaluation and approval of new technology initiatives to facilitate the effective development of the institution’s technology infrastructure, resources, applications and services.
Technology Planning Council Membership
The TPC is an executive-level group representing functional areas of the President’s Executive Council, and including areas having a significant stake in shaping and executing the university’s technology strategy. The chair shall be the Vice President of Technology/CIO. The chair’s term shall not expire. In addition to the chair, there shall be six members. Membership in the TPC is recommended by the CIO to the President for appointment. Each member shall serve a two year term. Among the original members of the TPC, half the members will be assigned to a one-year term and half will be assigned to a two-year term to provide a process of membership continuity. Members may be reappointed for consecutive terms.
Technology is integral to research, instruction and administration. How technology resources can be directed to make their greatest impact on teaching, learning, research, and the administrative processes that support these efforts is a continual challenge. The University Information Technology Planning Council is charged with providing direction for institutional technology issues and planning as well as the review and prioritization of major information technology initiatives across the university.
The information technology focus of the University Information Technology Planning Council will be on the use of hardware, software, services, resources, and supporting infrastructure to manage and deliver information using voice, data, and video within UW’s centralized environment or where these integrate with other UW systems. The Council will not focus its efforts on standalone systems that do not interact with the UW network, other institutional campus systems, systems that do not interact or interfere with the institutional systems, or systems that do not have the potential to be utilized as institution-wide systems, i.e., where there is no potential for more than one department to utilize a single system to meet similar needs. Systems with the potential to be utilized as institution-wide systems include, but are not limited to, systems for video conferencing, imaging, data storage, data networking, security, email, or wireless.
Technology Planning Council Charge
The Technology Planning Council will
Responsibilities of the Chair
The TPC chair will
Technology Planning Council Meetings and Accountability
The TPC will hold regular meetings, as needed. All Council policies and decisions, with appropriate background information, will be posted on the IT website and otherwise distributed to colleges, departments, and other university units. In addition to regular updates, the TPC will also provide an annual report to the President.
Technology Planning Council Decision Making Criteria
The TPC is charged with determining the criteria and method for the development of the university’s technology strategy. To that end, the Council will focus on the
Technology Planning Council Responsibilities
The TPC is also charged with developing policies for the university’s acquisition and implementation of technology. To that end, the Council will
Technology Planning Council Process
Chart may be viewed on the UW Technology Initiative Process page