Information Technology development, management and support is
informed and guided by several groups at UB. Members of the UB
community are invited to bring issues and ideas to these
The IT Leadership Group serves in an advisory role to the CIO,
providing technical advice on information technology directions,
strategies, policies, plans, priorities and needs. The group serves
as the committee to bring emerging technology issues to the
attention of the CIO and other University constituent groups.
Thomas R. Furlani,
ETAG is charged to provide advice and policy guidance on
information technology directions, strategies, policies, plans,
priorities and needs.
The charge of the HUB Governance Team is to:
- Communicate with and be supported by the HUB Functional and
Technical Leadership Teams
- Provide oversight of the use of HUB
- Be ultimately responsible for success of the system
- Review and promulgate policies related to HUB
- Manage decisions requiring resource allocation or policy change
or those that cannot be agreed upon by the HUB Leadership Team or
escalate to appropriate individual, HUB Campus Advisory group or
other existing body, e.g. Faculty Senate
- Chief Information Office (CIO)
- Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
- Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)
- HUB Leadership Team
- University Registrar
- Enterprise Application Services (EAS) Director
- Senior Associate Vice Provost for Administration and
- Assistant Vice President/Chief of Staff CIO Administrative
This team is a cooperative between the functional and technical
portion of the university. There are two members from the HUB
Support Office and two members from Enterprise Application Services
(EAS). This team:
- Makes decisions about overall procedures related to HUB and the
- Brings recommendations to the HUB Governance Team related to
decisions requiring resource allocation or policy changes
- Performs oversight of the HUB support structure that
includes the HUB Processing Team, HUB Cross Modular Team and
- Functional Coordinator and Assistant Functional
- Infrastructure Coordinator and Technical Coordinator
The UB Mobile Advisory Council (MAC) will provide guidance to
Enterprise Application Services (EAS), University Communications
(UC), and the DCT Advisory Council to inform ongoing development
within the UB Mobile initiative and on mobile applications in
general. The group will:
- Develop and recommend a campus mobile application strategy,
along with guiding principles in support of that strategy.
- Identify, develop and communicate best practices and standards
for the University’s mobile application development and
- Identify opportunities for new areas of development within the
UB Mobile framework.
- Plan a centralized development roadmap (centralized only need
to be specific).
- Provide feedback to promotional campaigns and plans.
- Oversee the assessment and evaluation of audience needs and
expectations for the mobile platform, to inform refinements and new
areas of development.
- Assess the utilization of mobile products as well as determine
needs for new development (e.g. feature refinements).
- Establish a technical working group to oversee the process for
distributed mobile service development:
- Develop standards, guidelines and process for campus units to
develop and deploy native mobile apps (currently iOS and Android)
to their respective market places, and serve as a resource for
- Develop standards for developing mobile-optimized Web
- Oversee construction of a website to house documentation
associated with the UB Mobile Initiative, as well as the apps that
are available for download (both internally- and externally-focused
- Identify opportunities for, and coordinate, integration between
distributed apps and UB mobile Web-optimized content.
- Direct and oversee benchmarking activities:
- Review evolving general best practices in mobile
- Regularly assess and evaluate mobile content/service delivery
in Higher Education.
- Identify peer institutions, and evaluate their Mobile
implementations and policies to identify best practices and
opportunities for local enhancement/improvement.
Digital Communications Transformation Advisory Council is a
high-level advisory group that provides advice to the vice
president for external affairs on the university-wide
implementation of a new approach to planning, producing and
managing websites. Read
about the membership of this group and its charge.
Interacts with Unit Web Leaders regarding ongoing operational
issues, identifying needs and recommending priorities.
Collaborates with lead specialists from each unit, in addition
to representatives from UC and UBit, to identify and resolve
technical issues associated with the UBCMS.