Appendix A1: Committees and Reporting Lines
OUCS is governed by the IT (now ICT)
Committee, and also receives guidance and advice from a number of
other committees, as depicted below.
The IT Users' Group and the Colleges' IT
Group each consist of up to 2 representatives of each department,
faculty and unit within the University, and of each College,
respectively. They are general fora for IT users to provide
feedback to the principal central IT service providers, including
OUCS. They also represent University and College users' views to
the IT Committee.
The Technical Review Group is a `think
tank' advising OUCS on general technical issues and developments,
but attempts to have it conduct its business electronically have
not been particularly successful.
The Network Advisory Group advises OUCS on
all technical networking matters.
The Committee for Computing in the Arts has
responsibility for the oversight of the Oxford work of the
Humanities Computing Unit.
The Training & Education Group has
general oversight of the IT training activities within
The Software Site-Licence Group has
responsibility for the oversight of the expenditure of the central
fund for software licences, administered by OUCS.
The IT Support Staff Group is primarily
concerned with IT staff University-wide, and advises OUCS on a
range of IT Support Staff issues.
The OxTALENT Action Group is primarily
concerned with overseeing the affairs of OxTALENT, and advises OUCS
on deployment of its support officer.
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