Develop IT advisory and communication channels to ensure the continued involvement of the LSU community in the implementation of the flagship IT strategy and ongoing day-today provision of IT services to the campus.


The campus community must be involved—as a full-fledged partner with both authority and responsibilities—in the development and implementation of IT strategies and service directions taken at LSU. Essentially, the Flagship IT Strategy planning process must evolve a long-term role for the task forces, to facilitate ongoing input from the community, as well as a venue to help communicate IT directions more broadly on campus.

Background/History of IT Governance at LSU

  1. Pre-2005 – Only Student Technology Fee Oversight Committee

  2. FITS Process (Fall 2005-Spring 2006) - Five Task Forces formed to advance the FITS

    1. Information Systems Task Force (Joel Tohline Chair)

    2. Infrastructure Task Force (Chuck Wilson & Barrett Kennedy co-Chairs)

    3. Research Task Force (Sumanta Acharya Chair)

    4. Teaching & Learning Task Force (Bill Wischusen Chair; Ray Ferrell Chair 2006-07)

    5. Student IT Enablement Task Force (Michelle Gieg & Heath Hattaway Co-Chairs)

  3. Various groups within these Task Forces continued to meet through 2007 to discuss a number of FITS Action Item implementations, most notably the analysis and recommendation of a single Learning Management System platform (Moodle).

FITS-Driven Standing Committees

  1. High Performance Computing Resources Allocation Committee (HPCRAC) 2006

  2. Information Systems Priorities and Allocation Committee (ISPAC) 2006

    • Financial Project Advisory Committee (F-PAC)

    • Student Project Advisory Committee (S-PAC)

  3. IT Security & Policy Advisory Committee

  4. Software Acquisition Committee(2006)

  5. Moodle Development Advisory Committee (MDAC)

  6. Portal Advisory Committee

FITS Recommendation 10 Action Item 1 Fulfillment (2010)

  1. Proposed IT Governance Model

    1. Formalizes IT Governance and closely integrates with LSU Faculty Governance

    2. Establishes IT Governance outside of ad-hoc involvement based upon the proclivity and nature ofthe CIO and ITS Leadership

    3. Sets the stage for a mid-course review of the FITS and continued implementation planning as funding returns (hopefully!)

  2. Faculty Senate Resolution 10-08
    "Establishment of an IT Governance Model"
    passed Faculty Senate on May 6, 2010


  1. Research Enablement Committee
  2. Infrastructure Support Committee
  3. Teaching & Learning Committee