Governance Body Responsibilities

UBC Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the University.  IT investments will be approved by the board on an ongoing basis, during the annual budgeting cycle, and in accordance with a rolling 5 year IT Capital Plan.

UBC Senates

The Senates have a more focused responsibility for the academic integrity of the University, subject to the Board’s involvement where academic matters interface with matters of business and the larger community. The Senates will be advised of IT investments that have a significant academic or research impact.

Board Finance SubCommittee

The Finance committee has the primary role of assisting the Board of Governors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities over the financial affairs of the university, to ensure the establishment of sound financial policies and practices which will lead to long term financial sustainability of the university.

Senate Subcommittees

The Senate Subcommittees have the primary role of assisting the UBCV and UBCO Senates in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities over the academic affairs of the university.

UBC Executive

The UBC Executive provide general supervision and direction of the administrative and academic work of the University, in accordance with, and to, effectively implement, the strategic framework and oversight directions of the Board of Governors and the Senates. This level oversees  IT strategy by approving the IT investment priorities that will be presented and approved for submission to the Board.

UBC Provosts

The UBC Provosts provides supervision and direction of the academic work of the University, in accordance with, and to, effectively implement, the strategic framework and oversight directions of the institution. This level oversees  IT strategy by approving the IT investment priorities that will be presented and approved for submission to UBC Executive and the Board.

CIO

The CIO, in consultation with the Provost, VP Finance, Deans and other institutional leaders is responsible for identifying the relative priority and risk for IT investments, and for ensuring the Executive is informed of the merits of investment proposals in relation to each other and also in terms of risk reduction and maximising institutional value from IT investments and practices. 

ITAC

The IT Advisory Council' (ITAC) manadate is to advise Executive leadership at UBC on IT matters relating to policy, innovation, risk, and benefits relating to investments in information technology. ITAC members consist of Deans and  VP’s from both Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, as well as external advisors from both  the higher education and private sector.

Faculty and Departmental Governance Groups

These groups are responsible for decision making local to their units related to their specific terms of reference within a previously determined spending authority.