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. 

Objectives

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

Governance Structure

Brandeis IT Governance is comprised of several advisory committees that guide the University’s technology decision making.

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Workday Advisory Committee (WAC)

Provides oversight and direction for Workday, approving and prioritizing changes stemming from needs across campus. These may include changes to business processes, system configuration, and security/roles, as well as changes stemming from Workday product releases. WAC serves as the parent committee to three focused, functional Subcommittees for Human Resources (HR), Finance, and Student.

Workday Student Subcommittee

This focused subcommittee provides oversight, direction, and decision-making for the Workday Student Module, approving and prioritizing changes stemming from needs across campus. These may include, but is not limited to, changes to business processes, system configuration, security/roles, as well as changes stemming from Workday product releases. ​​Requests may stem from anyone in the Brandeis community.  They should first be vetted by the Subcommittee member aligned by the requestor’s organization.  The Subcommittee member then advances any requests that should move forward.

Workday Finance Subcommittee

This focused subcommittee provides oversight, direction, and decision-making for the Workday Finance Module, approving and prioritizing changes stemming from needs across campus. These may include, but is not limited to, changes to business processes, system configuration, security/roles, as well as changes stemming from Workday product releases. ​​Requests may stem from anyone in the Brandeis community.  They should first be vetted by the Subcommittee member aligned by the requestor’s organization.  The Subcommittee member then advances any requests that should move forward.

Workday Human Resources (HR) Subcommittee

This focused subcommittee provides oversight, direction, and decision-making for the Workday HR Module, approving and prioritizing changes stemming from needs across campus. These may include, but is not limited to, changes to business processes, system configuration, security/roles, as well as changes stemming from Workday product releases. ​​Requests may stem from anyone in the Brandeis community.  They should first be vetted by the Subcommittee member aligned by the requestor’s organization.  The Subcommittee member then advances any requests that should move forward.

Academic Technology Advisory Committee

LATTE Subcommittee

The Subcommittee reports to the parent Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC).

Research Computing Subcommittee

The Subcommittee reports to the parent Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC).

IT Advisory Committee

Reviews, evaluates, and makes approval recommendations regarding IT proposals, priorities, policies, and technology investments in support of University objectives.