The University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) provides strategic leadership, coordination, prioritization, and advocacy for the use, adoption, and improvement of interunit and campus wide information technologies and systems in alignment with WOU’s student-centered mission and strategic plan. UTAC is a shared governance group that is composed of, and driven by, cross-campus stakeholders who serve to ensure that WOU is following higher education best practices regarding the effective use of technology to achieve its organizational responsibilities and continuity of its educational programs. UTAC functions are supported through collaboration with the Data Integrity Group (DIG) and the Banner Functional Core Coordinators (BFCC). The committee is charged by, and advisory to the University President. (see full Charge document) 

Some Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Create and maintain a Campus Technology Plan (CTP) that articulates a vision for implementation, adoption, integration, and maintenance of technologies across campus that are aligned with the WOU Strategic Plan.
  2. Review new building and renovation projects that are pertinent to the academic technology environment.
  3. Develop and monitor policies related to university technology systems and academic technologies.
  4. Prioritize proposals for new university technology systems and academic technologies and present technology financial-purchasing recommendations and plans to University Budget Advisory Committee.
  5. Explore and engage in reviews of new developments in university and academic technologies for potential use, relevance and future needs of the university.
  6. Evaluate the progress and success of technology initiatives.