The Office of the CIO has two main advisory groups that govern its work, the Information Technology Committee and the Madison Technical Advisory Group. In addition, there are several other IT communities on campus that have liaisons to these committees and/or inform the work of the Office.
The ITC is the faculty advisory body for policy and planning for information technology throughout the University.
The MTAG provides advice and consultation to the UW-Madison CIO Office regarding technical and implementation issues that may have an effect on the department and division IT units.
The Network Advisory Group (NAG) is an informal gathering of campus partners who share their ideas and concerns regarding campus network management.
ComETS is a UW-Madison technology support community of those who are involved with teaching and learning with technology in any way (e.g., instructional designers, multimedia experts, IT administrators). They come together online and through meetings and brown bag presentations to network with one another and share expertise and resources.
The purpose of MIST is to provide communication, guidance and leadership for campus-wide security issues and initiatives. Team members include at least one representative from each School, College or Division on campus. Many units have multiple representatives. The team meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Futher details about the group can be found here.
The concept of Primary Tech Partners (PTPs) is that there be one (primary) designated technology person in each department who acts as a liaison with DoIT. The typical PTP is an ISP or System Administrator-level staff person, not necessarily an administrator or manager. Those who apply to become a PTP will need to have their department manager or director confirm them as the department's primary contact. An automated confirmation procedure is included as part of the registration process.
Tech Partners is a forum of more than 800 UW-Madison computing professionals who discuss campus computing and technology issues online. Discussions cover a variety of topics including opinions about hardware and software, how-to questions, requests for resources, and the good and bad aspects of new technologies.
Student Information Technology Initiative (SITIAC)
The SITIAC shared advisory committee provides input concerning the allocation and use of student information technology fees, specifically for new, potentially enterprise-level technologies or technology-related support services that have the potential to serve all students on campus. As the educational experience becomes more tightly coupled with technology, it will be vital for students to have a direct say in how the infrastructure evolves. The committee's goal is to continuously improve the program as information technology service needs for students evolve.