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Office of the CIO

The Office of the CIO is responsible for integrating and coordinating internal governing processes and a university IT governance framework that includes, but is not limited to, the CIO Council, the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Computing and Information Systems (C-ACIS), Systems Governance Group (SGG), UIT Leadership Team, and more.

The Office of the CIO introduces a new Chief of Staff role and brings together the teams responsible for defining, developing, and delivering CIO identified strategic initiatives, communications, organizational effectiveness, talent development and leadership programming, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and Stanford IT community program development and communication. Together with University IT Leadership Team, the Office of the CIO will set the overall strategy for the organization and promote consistency of practices and shared processes.

University IT Communications

UIT Communications specialize in providing communication leadership through its team members’ expertise in guiding, creating, and delivering messages and content. Its work informs, educates, and enlightens the Stanford community about technology that contributes to their success and, in turn, to Stanford’s. For UIT staff and the broader Stanford IT workforce, the team helps to strengthen community, foster a culture of information sharing, and connect staff to each other and their work.

Specific responsibilities of the team include:

  • communication planning and strategy
  • content development and delivery
  • creative services
  • website design, development, and maintenance
  • identity management

Administrative Services

Administrative Services is responsible for providing administrative support to University IT organizations. The team ensures that staff, spread across more than 10 campus buildings, receive the efficient, friendly, and high-quality services they need so that they can, in turn, support the University’s research, teaching, learning, and healthcare mission. The team serves as executive assistants for senior leadership, responds to everyday staff requests, processes orders and financial transactions, helps onboard new staff, manages buildings and facilities, and provides event planning and logistics.

Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness

Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness defines, facilitates, supports, and documents a comprehensive organizational strategy to support the growth and development of University IT’s extraordinary employees. Talent strategies and approaches are aligned to organizational priorities and enable the delivery of business outcomes while providing support for career planning and talent development opportunities. The team provides, and when necessary administers, planning and assessment tools to enable managers to grow talent, improve work group operations, as well as to identify underlying systemic improvement opportunities.

Stanford IT Community Program Development

The Stanford IT Community Program Development team conceives and implements approaches to connect Stanford IT professionals, to help unify the IT community through shared information and resources, and enables the IT community at Stanford to engage and collaborate. This occurs by sponsoring university-wide talent development programs such as Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) and Stanford Technical Leadership Program (STLP), the recently launched program to connect alumni of these programs and more.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity provides programs that promote diversity and inclusion in support of the university-wide IDEAL initiative, which is a portion of Stanford’s long range planning priorities. University IT’s commitment to these programs affirm that diversity of perspective, experience, and thought result in a better place to work and superior outcomes. The IDEAL IT initiative, starting with a focus on neurodiversity, gender, and an internship program for young adults from underprivileged and economically disadvantaged communities, seeks to provide opportunities where individuals with diverse background can collaborate, grow, and excel across different functions and disciplines.

University IT Human Resources Management, in conjunction with Business Affairs HR

This active partnership supports University IT’s goal to recruit, retain, and develop extraordinary people. The commitment is to support the employee experience, starting with the onboarding process and lasting through the lifecycle of employment. The outcomes focus on using common performance management practices and providing guidance on approaches to recruit, grow, assess, develop, and retain employees.