Information Technology Strategic Plan
SHORT TERM 2013-2015 SCSU INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLAN AND TECHNOLOGY GOALS AND ENABLERS FOR THE 2015-2025 SCSU STRATEGIC PLAN
Drafted by the IT Advisory Committee
INNOVATION. To enable creative campus initiatives with technology.
- Run an innovation contest to excite the campus community about innovation and tap into the creativity of our students.
- Engage the local and regional innovation community: Nick Donofrio, the Grove, Connecticut Innovations, sister schools, etc.
- Build state-of-the –art new buildings and renovate others like the Science Building, the Buley Library, and the Business School Annex, including tech-enabled classrooms -one of them outdoor- and collaboration spaces.
DISTANCE LEARNING. To better serve non-traditional students and students who favor different pedagogical styles.
- Train and support faculty and students who use distance learning.
- Provide reliable, effective distance learning technologies like a solid learning management system, e.g. Blackboard in the cloud, web conferencing, video conferencing, and lecture capture.
- Provide students with more scheduling choices to progress towards their degrees by facilitating hybrid courses, and both synchronous and asynchronous online courses.
ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY. Improve our administrative performance with better technology, processes and employees.
- Redesign of key processes like admissions, document management, adjunct faculty appointments, assessments, and promotion and tenure.
- Obtain better information with systems like the EAB Advising Platform and advanced reporting.
- Train faculty and staff with in-house programs and with self-paced online services like Lynda.
- Rationalize technology services like email aliases, help desk support, and security and privacy.
TECHNOLOGY SAVVY STUDENTS. To help students gain more technology skills to improve retention and graduation, and for students to join a profession or to continue their education.
- Mandate one first-year course online.
- Work with the Center for Adaptive Technology to use technologies that can improve academic success.
- Improve the campus-wide wireless infrastructure upgrades, starting with the dorms.
- Upgrade the technology in all campus classrooms, including one video conferencing classroom for the co-teaching of modern languages with sister schools.
KNOWLEDGE SHARING. To share information and to improve communications among campus constituents, alumni, the local community, and the public at large.
- Continue to develop the web presence of the University.
- Deploy mobile applications.
- Rationalize email and other electronic communication platforms like social networks and texting.
- Improve emergency communications.