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Develop IT advisory and communication channels to ensure the continued involvement of the LSU community in the implementation of the flagship IT strategy and ongoing day-today provision of IT services to the campus.


The campus community must be involved—as a full-fledged partner with both authority and responsibilities—in the development and implementation of IT strategies and service directions taken at LSU. Essentially, the Flagship IT Strategy planning process must evolve a long-term role for the task forces, to facilitate ongoing input from the community, as well as a venue to help communicate IT directions more broadly on campus.


Background/History of IT Governance at LSU
a. Pre-2005 – Only Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee

b. FITS Process (Fall 2005-Spring 2006) - Five Task Forces formed to advance the FITS
    i. Information Systems Task Force (Joel Tohline Chair)
    ii. Infrastructure Task Force (Chuck Wilson & Barrett Kennedy co-Chairs)
    iii. Research Task Force (Sumanta Acharya Chair)
    iv. Teaching & Learning Task Force (Bill Wischusen Chair; Ray Ferrell Chair 2006-07)
    v. Student IT Enablement Task Force (Michelle Gieg & Heath Hattaway Co-Chairs)

c. Various groups within these Task Forces continued to meet through 2007 to discuss a number of FITS Action Item implementations, most notably the analysis and recommendation of a single Learning Management System platform (Moodle).


 FITS-Driven Standing Committees

a. High Performance Computing Resources Allocation Committee (HPCRAC) 2006 

b. Information Systems Priorities and Allocation Committee (ISPAC) 2006

          - Financial Project Advisory Committee (F-PAC)

          - Student Project Advisory Committee (S-PAC) 

c. IT Security & Policy Advisory Committee 

d. Software Acquisition Committee (2006)

e. Moodle Development Advisory Committee (MDAC) 

f. Portal Advisory Committee 



FITS Recommendation 10 Action Item 1 Fulfillment (2010)
a. Proposed IT Governance Model

    i. Formalizes IT Governance and closely integrates with LSU Faculty Governance 

    ii. Establishes IT Governance outside of ad-hoc involvement based upon the proclivity and nature of the CIO and ITS Leadership

    iii. Sets the stage for a mid-course review of the FITS and continued implementation planning as funding returns (hopefully!)

b. Faculty Senate Resolution 10-08

"Establishment of an IT Governance Model"

passed Faculty Senate on May 6, 2010



a.) Research Enablement Committee

b.) Infrastructure Support Committee

c.) Teaching & Learning Committee