Transition to Information & Technology Governance

Last updated: February 29, 2024

The UW is implementing a new Information & Technology Governance model to enable transformation and innovation at the UW through strategic investment in information and technology, by growing value, managing risk, and making shared decisions effectively and fairly. This new governance model creates unified executive oversight for multiple areas that are closely related but currently are governed separately: technology, data, information security, privacy and HR & Finance Workday governance.

Starting in Autumn quarter of 2023, existing governance groups related to information and technology will transition into a unified structure:

  • A new Information & Technology Executive Committee will provide shared executive oversight and unified decision-making.
  • Existing related governance groups will transition into the Information & Technology governance structure.
  • The scope of governance groups and related roles, responsibilities and processes will be more clearly defined.
  • Governance groups can be expanded to better represent needed areas at the UW.

For individual governance groups, planned transitions into the new model are listed below. The governance support team in UW-IT is working closely with the leadership of each group, and group members will receive more information as each transition is planned.

Legacy governance groups Transitions
IT Strategy Board Transitioned to the I&T Executive Committee in January 2024
IT Service Investment Board

Met in 2023 Q4 to finalize TRF recommendations for FY25; paused until the future TRF process is known
IT Service Management Board Transitioned to the I&T Enterprise Technology domain in December 2023
Security Advisory Board

and UW Privacy Steering Committee

Transitioned to the I&T Information Security and Privacy domain in January 2024
HR & Finance Workday Governance Transition planning to begin 2024 Q1
UW Data Governance Transition planning to begin 2024 Q1

No changes are planned for IT governance in UW Medicine, UW Bothell, or UW Tacoma.

For questions or to propose an Information and Technology Governance issue for consideration, please use the Information and Technology Governance Request form (login required).