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IT Strategic Transformation Draft Recommendations

December 16, 2005

The Town Hall meeting of December 16, 2005 heard a presentation of the draft IT Strategic Transformation recommendations, which identify specific goals to help position UBit for the future. Along with those recommendations, the Executive Committee unveiled a Bill of Rights that outlines the basic levels of support expected by the community and a set of Guiding Principles for achieving successful transformation.

Elias Eldayrie, Associate Vice President for Information Technology introduced the Town Hall Meeting, thanking the IT community for its work on the draft IT Strategic Transformation recommendations. Ray Dannenhoffer, a member of the Best Practices and Institutional Models Subcommittee, presented the recommendations which identify specific goals to help position UBit for the future. They are:

  • Establish an institutional process for effective IT decision making and funding
  • Build a robust and adaptable technology foundation
  • Improve user support
  • Optimize IT management
  • Enhance IT support for innovation in instruction & research

Mr. Dannenhoffer reminded the meeting that this is still a draft document and welcomed additional contributions. He also addressed in more detail the topic of capacity, noting that funding is not likely to increase dramatically, but that minor changes and new approaches to existing systems could maximize efficiency.

Along with those recommendations, the Executive Committee unveiled a Bill of Rights that outlines the basic levels of support expected by the university community, and a set of Guiding Principles for achieving successful transformation.

Last updated: December 23, 2005 4:03 PM EST