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University Technology Governance

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The CSUN University Technology Governance committees influence the strategy and priorities for the University technology initiatives in support of institutional planning priorities. They provide advice on means to: effectively implement CSU system information technology and information security policies and standards; continuously improve technology infrastructure and services; enhance teaching and learning using technology; and improve administrative services for students and employees.

Specifically, CSUN university technology governance facilitates an on-going dialogue between CSUN technical resources (including staff working in all divisions and auxiliaries) and our campus constituents to:

  • Provide advice on the effective and innovative use of technology to support CSUN program needs for students, faculty, and staff, consistent with institutional planning priorities.
  • Plan and implement changes in technology infrastructure and services.
  • Manage risk through implementation and support of the information security policies and standards.
  • Coordinate new and ongoing technology services within CSUN’s decentralized technology staffing structure to avoid duplication of effort.

Standing university technology governance committees advise the Executive Technology Steering Committee (ETSC), chaired by the Vice President of Information Technology. The ETSC provides overall guidance and direction for the other committees, is advisory to the President and thus links university technology governance to the President’s Cabinet. Standing university technology governance sub-committees advise the ETSC on particular technology domains including academic technology, student systems, business systems, technology infrastructure services, website coordination, and data governance

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Each university technology governance standing committee will submit a brief written report to the ETSC each semester containing (a) key accomplishments and changes since the last report, (b) proposed upcoming plans and initiatives, and (c) any potential barriers to enabling future plans and projects. 

At the discretion of the ETSC, the University will continue to utilize ad-hoc technology working groups as the needs of the University evolve. Ad-hoc working groups advise one of the standing university technology governance groups on specific technology domains; current ad-hoc working groups including Computer and Mobile Devices Committee and Classroom Technology Committee.  

The VP for Information Technology/CIO will review the need for such communities of technology focus each year and make recommendations to the ETSC regarding any changes to their need and/or composition.

Executive Technology Steering Committee (ETSC) 

Advisory Committee on Academic Technology (ACAT)

Business Administrative Systems Committee (BASC)

Student Administrative Systems Committee (SASC)

Technology Infrastructure and Services Committee (TISC)

Website Coordination Committee

Classroom Technology Committee

Computer & Mobile Devices Committee