A Sponsor Team is a cross-functional group at a Member whose primary responsibility is to "own" a Unizin service's or product's deployment at their Institution. Sponsor Teams work closely in concert with Unizin Services.
Many of Unizin's products and services entail implementation, service, support, and management responsibilities that are best coordinated with an authoritative group that represents the Member. For example, Unizin's Institutional Data Warehouse product requires a centralized authority at the Member to authorize new user accounts, IP whitelisting, and other security details.
Generally speaking, a Sponsor Team's responsibilities will include:
Sponsor Teams are Unizin's Member partners for particular products and services. We strongly urge Member Institutions to create cross-functional Sponsor Teams, although we expect that in nearly every case the IT Organization at the Member will need to be included in the Sponsor Team.