IT Governance

Brandeis University's information technology (IT) governance program includes committees, processes and communications aimed at ensuring IT-related decisions and investments are guided by the appropriate Brandeis stakeholders and effectively support institutional objectives and priorities.


An effective IT governance framework improves the transparency of IT spending, clarifies decision-making boundaries and accountabilities, provides strategic direction of IT and ensures there is adequate IT capability and infrastructure to support university needs.

Governance Structure

Brandeis IT Governance includes several advisory committees that guide the university's technology decision-making. As a new system is implemented, the process is guided by a steering committee, which is the case for the ascend and LMS implementations. At the conclusion of an implementation, the steering committee transitions to a permanent advisory committee.

diagram of IT Governance Structure

Technology Project Prioritization

The IT Governance Committees are empowered to represent the university for IT project resource approval and prioritization (both human and financial, and for the latter, both capital and operating).

For a list of prioritized projects managed by the ITS Project Management Office, please refer to the IT Governance Project Portfolio (pdf).*

Please see the IT Advisory Committee, the Academic Technology Advisory Committee and the Workday Advisory Committee for committee-specific information, including membership and responsibilities.

* The ITS PMO Portfolio is posted to Box (Brandeis login required).