The Information Technology Coordination Team (ITCT) provides a forum for information sharing and identifies opportunities for collaboration among units responsible for technology across Oregon State University in order to advance OSU's mission and goals.
The ITCT is not a policy-making group, although it makes recommendations on procedures or policies to the appropriate University authorities. As a body, it is not directly responsible for implementation, though individual members may oversee implementation efforts.
The ITCT engages in the following activities:
Meetings are conducted on the second Friday of each month. Because space and time is limited, attendance is limited to ITCT members or their proxy, as well as individuals invited to participate in specific discussions. Members are encouraged to share information and outcomes via Box, the committee mailing list, and/or in-person discussions with relevant stakeholders.
Agendas, meeting minutes, and handouts are maintained in the committee's shared Box folder and are open to members of ITCT. The ITCT mailing list is used for information sharing, discussion, and other announcements between members of the ITCT.
In the early part of the 21st century, IT leaders across Oregon State University recognized that IT infrastructure was central to Oregon State's core functions: academics, research, and administration. The managers of that infrastructure were distributed throughout Information Services (IS) and other academic and administrative units across OSU, with most focused on just one or two of these core functions. As a result, decisions were occasionally made without sufficient consideration to the problems or issues associated with all of the stakeholders involved.
Recognizing that this led to needless misunderstandings, the IT Coordination Committee (ITCC) was established as a vehicle for improving the lines of communication, strengthening working relations, and promoting collaboration across university IT. In 2020, the ITCC was renamed the IT Coordination Team (ITCT), recognizing the evolving working relations of this group in becoming more team-centric.
The ITCT responds to four key observations: