Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Architecture Review Board

Chair: Jim Sibenaller

Guests will be invited as topically appropriate.
Chief Information Officer Susan Malisch
Infrastructure Dan Vonder Heide
Systems Kevin Smith
Teaching & Media Bruce Montes
Governance & Enterprise Services Jim Sibenaller


The Architecture Review Board will build the technology roadmap that enables Loyola University Chicago to fulfill its mission and vision effectively while adapting to a changing higher education environment.


The Architecture Review Board (ARB) engages and consults with groups who are interested in assessing technology. These groups are called Technology Assessment Committees (TAC) and an ARB member will sponsor each TAC. The membership of a TAC should be diverse and representative of the area being researched. ARB members are available for consulting on a TAC. Research, needs analysis and technology assessment results created by a TAC will be submitted to and reviewed by the ARB who initiates the governance steps for introducing technology to Loyola. Click here to view the process diagram.

Enterprise Architecture Principles

Enterprise architecture principles are a set of guidelines to be applied to increase the consistency and quality of technology decision making so that the appropriate level of due diligence is done to ensure technology changes or new acquisitions are compatible with our current technology investments. Click here to view the principles.

Current/Future State Diagrams

The current and future state diagrams provide a topical view of the enterprise technologies deployed at Loyola University Chicago. The current state diagram defines the technology and their relationships as they exist today. It defines the "as is". The future state diagram defines the technology and relationships as they will be at some point in the future. It represents the technology position of the future or "to be". Click here to view the diagrams.

Technology Roadmap

The technology roadmap is a key component of the Information Technology Services technology strategy. It provides an overview of the core enterprise technologies undergoing change and documents the stage or "lifecycle point" of each technology. The roadmap defines how to move technology from "as is" to "to be". View the Technology Roadmap.

Recent ARB Metting Summaries

Aug 18, 2016 Pending
Jul 20, 2016 Pending
Jun 21, 2016 Pending
May 4, 2016 Pending
Apr 12, 2016 Minutes
Mar 10, 2016 Minutes
Feb 8, 2016 Minutes
Jan 07, 2016 Minutes
Nov 09, 2015 Minutes
Sep 29, 2015 Minutes
Aug 25, 2015 Minutes
Jul 29, 2015 Minutes
Jun 09, 2015 Minutes
Mar 23, 2015 Minutes
Feb 25, 2015 Minutes
Dec 10, 2014 Minutes
Nov 20, 2014 Minutes
Nov 4, 2014 Minutes
Jul 24, 2014 Minutes
May 15, 2014 Minutes
Feb 20, 2014 Minutes
Jan 16, 2014 Minutes
Dec 02, 2013 Minutes
Oct 04, 2013 Minutes
Sep 09, 2013 Minutes
Jul 11, 2013 Minutes
May 06, 2013 Minutes
Apr 03, 2013 Minutes
Feb 13, 2013 Minutes
Dec 17, 2012 Minutes
Nov 13, 2012 Minutes
Oct 15, 2012 Minutes
Sep 10, 2012 Minutes
Jul 16, 2012 Minutes
Jun 14, 2012 Minutes

Historical ARB Information

The Architecture Review Board was created as a subcommittee to the IT Executive Steering Committee in 2006. For historical information about the committee please contact pmo@luc.edu.

Glossary of Technology Terms

Communication of technical information is key to the success of any enterprise architecture program. The consistent use and reference to technology terms allows everyone involved in architectural discussions to have a common understanding of the topic at hand. To view a list of some of the terms in use at Loyola University Chicago please click here.

For more information on enterprise architecture or the Architecture Review Board please contact pmo@luc.edu.

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