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Protocol – Amending Software Standards and Guidelines

Purpose of the Policy

University software standards and guidelines have been agreed upon by the University Information Management Committee (UIMC) in an effort to be consistent with appropriate strategic technology for the partnership. Software standards have been agreed upon to be non-negotiable. Thus, it is intentional that the number of these standards be kept to a minimum. The intention of this document is to communicate protocol for amending, adding, or requesting exceptions to these standards.

Exceptions to the Standards

Where special circumstances occur due to faculty/departmental specific requirements, legal, or other issues, exceptions may be made to the standard formally through the UIMC. These exceptions can be requested through the Chief Information Officer for discussion and subsequent vote at the UIMC.

Amendments to the Standards

Standards can be amended, deleted, or added to by written submission to the UIMC through the Chief Information Officer. A process of evaluation related to technology impact, and stakeholder analysis is undertaken by the Director of Network and Operations within four weeks of the request. The Director of Network and Operations will submit the request with a formal evaluation and recommendation to the UIMC for final discussion and approval.

Appendix A -- Policy Routing

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This policy was approved by the IMT Cabinet on
This policy was approved by the UIMC on
Approved by: John C. Reynolds, Vice President of Information and Media Technology
Author: John C. Reynolds, Vice President of Information and Media Technology