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Thanks to those of you who participated in the December Campus IT Policy Workshop. Proceedings for this event will be e-mailed to you.

December 5–6, 2012
Westin Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California

Policy challenges that require collaboration across the campus are increasingly common. At the same time, IT permeates almost every aspect of our institutions, including campus policy. This speaks to the need for an expansive new view of “IT policy” that works in continual partnership with all parts of the institution, both academic and administrative. How do (IT) policy staff engage in this broader context of IT policy, especially if resources devoted to it are minimal?

The Campus IT Policy Workshop provides a highly interactive venue for discovery and discussion of approaches, definitions and tools for developing IT policy and shaping an IT policy program. Facilitated by seasoned practitioners using case studies and hands-on activities, the workshop will cover such topics as:

  • The differences between policy, procedures, best practices, and guidelines, and when a policy is necessary.
  • How compliance overlaps with policy, and what to do in the absence of a compliance requirement.
  • How to approach issues from a policy process perspective.

Key takeaways: In this workshop you will learn principles for good policy making, approaches for engendering institutional agreement, and ideas to advance your institution’s IT policy program.


Kent Wada

Kent Wada
Director, Strategic IT Policy and Chief Privacy Officer
University of California, Los Angeles

Joan Cheverie

Joan Cheverie
Policy Specialist


Who Should Attend

Higher education professionals who have some responsibility for institution-wide policy, including:

  • IT staff who would benefit from a better understanding of policy development, and
  • staff outside of IT who need to better understand IT’s unique role in campus policies.

To facilitate an interactive and engaging atmosphere, this workshop is limited to 30 participants.

A Note from a July 2012 Workshop Participant

"I have been creating and writing IT policies for a long time, but never had formal training or an opportunity to have the wisdom of peers inform my thinking. This workshop was very valuable in providing that opportunity."

—Theresa Rowe, CIO, Oakland University