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Version 45.0, Adopted March 4July 24, 20162017

Background

Enterprise, Business and Technical Architecture has grown in importance as complexity has increased. Universities facing pressures to eliminate wasteful duplication and to ensure sound stewardship of resources are looking to standardize and streamline delivery of processes. Solutions are now orchestrated across technical silos and business units. They are highly integrated to carry out complex business processes. Security risks are compounded and distributed with every file transfer and every integration point. The cost and complexity of maintaining, upgrading and integrating systems has risen. The need for enterprise-wide principles, business process driven designs and holistic requirements is driving the need for architected solutions. The need to implement new strategic initiatives quickly is driving the need for a well architected organization.

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The Steering Committee shall appoint, from its own members, the following ITANA officers. Officers are nominated and appointed in accordance with procedures established by the Steering Committee.

Chair

The Chair leads and represents ITANA to fulfill its Mission and Goals. Responsibilities of the Chair include, but are not limited to:

    • Ensure regular meetings of the Steering Committee and open meetings of the General Membership.
    • Chair meetings of the Steering Committee in accordance with procedures established by the Steering Committee.
    • Represent the Steering Committee in all external affairs.
    • Maintain relationships with sponsor organizations such as Educause and Internet2.

The Chair serves for a two year term with the possibility of re-appointment. The Vice-Chair shall be nominated and appointed in accordance with procedures established by the Steering Committee. The terms of the Chair and Vice-Chair shall be offset by one year.

Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair carries out the responsibilities of the Chair at the request of the Chair, when the Chair is unable to carry out his or her responsibilities, or when the position of Chair is vacant.

The Vice-Chair serves for a two year term with the possibility of re-appointment. The Vice-Chair shall be nominated and appointed in accordance with procedures established by the Steering Committee. The terms of the Chair and Vice-Chair shall be offset by one year.

Secretary

The Secretary ensures that the day-to-day operations of ITANA are carried out, including publication of minutes, administration of ITANA web properties, and updates to the ITANA calendar. These responsibilities are expected to be delegated to members of an Operations Working Group led by the Secretary.

The Secretary serves for a two year term with the possibility of re-appointment. The Secretary shall be nominated and appointed in accordance with procedures established by the Steering Committee.

Outreach

The Outreach Officer is responsible for linking Itana to other related organizations. They build relationships with other constituent groups and organizations to look for opportunities to share information and collaborate on presentations, work products and/or meetings.