The information technology (IT) governance process at VCU is about the proper stewardship of IT resources on behalf of University stakeholders. There are two governance groups who work together to accomplish the goals of IT Governance – the University Academic and Administrative Information Technology Steering Committee (UAAITSC) and the University Information Technology Executive Leadership Team (UITELT). The UAAITSC members are selected from the University’s investor constituencies – faculty, staff, and students. The committee is charged with ensuring that only the highest quality IT investments are pursued.  Their recommended portfolio of IT investments are given final approval by the UITELT. Working together, the UAAITSC and UITELT monitor and direct VCU’s investments in Information Technology to advance the goals of our Quest for Distinction strategic plan and to provide maximum benefits for the University community. 

VCU's IT governance process seeks to combine the best practices in IT governance with VCU’s unique needs as a major research institution of higher education.

VCU’s ability to undertake new technology initiatives is limited by available resources, both capital and human. Accordingly, it is critical to insure that the initiatives which provide the greatest benefit to the University are given the highest priority. VCU’s IT governance process evaluates all investments in technology fairly and openly to determine their contribution in seven essential areas:

  • Strategic Alignment
  • Financial Impact
  • Customer Impact
  • Business Process Impact
  • Risk Avoidance
  • Technical Architecture
  • Accessibility