IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Stewardship guidelines

All IT projects and acquisitions must address the following stewardship guidelines, in addition to the specific requirements for different types of technology investments:

  • Value: Ensuring that the investment brings good “business value” to the University and supports its mission and strategic goals, whether directly or through an enabling support function. Read about UW-IT’s strategic goals.
  • Use of institutional resources: Avoiding duplication, making efficient and effective use of technology investments.
  • Compatibility: Ensuring system and data integrity and the ability to interface and integrate with other IT systems when needed.
  • Accessibility: Helping ensure that technology-based tools and content are accessible to and usable by all students, staff, faculty members and visitors eligible to use them, including individuals with disabilities, as outlined in UW’s IT Accessibility Guidelines and Accessibility Policy.
  • Sustainability: Contributing toward the energy conservation and efficiency goals of the University. More information about sustainability is available from UW Sustainability.
  • Data security: Promoting a culture and practice of information security and privacy. For information about data security, visit the website for the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer.
  • Compliance: Ensuring compliance with applicable procurement rules and regulations, as well as applicable institutional, state and federal regulations and practices. For more information, visit Compliance Assurance & Major Procurements.