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Governance, Policies and Planning

Policy Framework

The Head of ITS is responsible for a number of ICT policies, the development of which is coordinated through the ICT Committee (ICTC) with support from the Planning, Policy and Information Office. A variety of other (inlcuding financial) policies also relate to the purchase and use of ICT equipment. Current policies, guidelines and similar documents relevant to ICT include can be found on the ICT self-help website.

ICT Plan

The ICTC is responsible for formulation, development, implementation and monitoring of the ICT Plan, aligned with the University objectives.

The Plan defines ICT goals that provide an overarching rationale and context for planning ICT operations and initiatives. It reflects broad objectives and underlying values for ICT that support the attainment of the University’s vision, mission and goals.

The preparation of the ICT Plan involves consultation with the Senior Leadership Team and ICT Managers to provide guidance on priorities for ICT investments. The Plan provides firm plans for the next 12 months and a roadmap for projects’ initiatives for the following five years.

The latest ICT Plan can be found in iWaikato's document directory here.

ICT Governance

[ NB: Access to following Terms of Reference documents are limited to UOW staff members only.]

ICT Committee (ICTC)

The ICT Committee monitors the ICT Plan and considers ICT Capital development and expenditure, prioritises ICT investments and makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor, Head of ITS and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Operations). This Committee meets monthly.

ICT Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 1MB)

ICT Managers Advisory Forum (IMAF)

IMAF provide ICT advice to the ICTC on ICT initiatives maintaining a ‘One University’ perspective focused on delivering benefits to the University as a whole. The forum members meet monthly.

IMAF Terms of Reference (PDF, 84KB)

Teaching Development and Support Committee (TDSC)

TDSC responsibilities include, amongst others, making recommendations to the ICT Committee with respect to ICT resources, and to the Capital Asset Committee with respect to other capital resources, in support of high quality teaching and learning.

TDSC Terms of Reference (PDF, 1MB)

eResearch Advisory Forum

The eResearch Advisory Forum provides advice to the ICTC and Research Committees on new emerging eResearch opportunities.  It also provides guidance on best practice in Information Management; promotes effective and efficient utilisation of eResearch infrastructure; and assists in building eResearch capability within the University research community.

eResearch Advisory Forum Terms of Reference (PDF, 204kb)

Web Presence Steering Group

The Web Presence Steering Group reports to the ICTC and provides strategic direction for the development of the University’s web presence portfolio.

Web Presence Steering Group Terms of Reference (PDF, 269kb)