Governance and Relationship Management

Use IT governance in enterprise IT activities that support institutional initiatives.

Alignment between enterprise IT efforts and institutional goals is a critical part of successful enterprise IT functioning. An effective IT governance process can help institutional leaders draw connections between the two as well as engage stakeholders in enterprise IT efforts.

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Governance and Relationship Management Toolkit

Higher Education IT Governance Checklist
High-level checklist of the items to consider when creating an IT governance program
IT Governance Toolkit
Toolkit with resources to help with the process of understanding, designing, and implementing a governance framework, an important part of technology strategy
IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Higher Education
ECAR research on IT GRC, which describes the current landscape of IT GRC programs in higher education; identifies aspects of the IT GRC environment that will help CIOS, CISOs, and other leads make decisions about IT GRC initiatives; and outlines steps institutions can take to become more mature in their IT GRC programs
Digital Capabilities in Higher Education, 2016: IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance
An examination of the status of IT GRC maturity and deployment in higher education based on the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service
Digital Disruption
An article from NACUBO, which explores how transformational change is pushing higher education leaders to rethink the traditional organizational model in ways that align with the digital age

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