The Computing Activities Council (CAC) and its committees represent the IT governance structure at the University of Arkansas. Its prime purpose is long-range planning and setting of priorities for IT by reviewing, recommending and monitoring IT strategies, policies, processes, budgeting, and services on the campus in order for the University of Arkansas to achieve its educational and research missions and goals. It facilitates participation of students, faculty, staff, and administrators in IT strategic planning, and provides input to the IT budgeting and other decision making process on IT issues with impact on teaching, research, learning, and administration on the campus. It promotes effective acquisition, utilization, and sharing of IT resources and infrastructure for establishing excellent IT infrastructure and providing excellent IT services on campus.


  • Align IT with the strategic mission, direction, and initiatives of the University of Arkansas.
  • Review and recommend IT strategic planning process.
  • Review and recommend IT strategies and policies.
  • Review and recommend IT budget.
  • Review IT compliance and standards and recommend IT procedures.
  • Review and define service level expectations.
  • Promote effective acquisition, utilization and sharing of IT resources.
  • Review and recommend the technical standards and university -wide IT infrastructure and services.
  • Represent students, faculty , and staff to provide feedbacks to IT for service excellence.


Membership consists of Chief Information Officer (CIO); one faculty representative nominated by the dean from each of the following: the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Sam M. Walton College of Business, the College of Education and Health Professions, the College of Engineering, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, the School of Law, and University of Arkansas Libraries; one faculty member chosen at large; two additional representatives of IT directors or other IT professionals from colleges, one representative from High Performance Center, one representative each from the Graduate School and International Education, the School of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, Honors college, the Office of the Registrar, the Division of Finance and Administration, and the Division of Student Affairs; two undergraduate students; two graduate students; and, ex officio, the associate vice chancellor for business and affairs, the provost or designee.

The Chancellor will designate a chairperson from the members other than CIO. CIO will serve as a Co­ Chair of this council.

(Members are appointed by the Chancellor.)


  • IT Governance Committee
  • Teaching and Learning IT committee
  • Research IT committee
  • Administrative IT committee
  • IT Infrastructure and Security Committee

CAC sets up or changes topical committees as needed.

The Computing Activities Council adopted and approved a new charter during the Spring 2016 semester. The Provost has reviewed the request and gives his full support. This committee is appointed by the Chancellor and will need your approval before moving forward to finalize the change.

Revised Spring 2016