The University of Oregon has been engaging in an important conversation on strategic planning for Information Technology (IT) across our campus. These pages provide information on these ongoing efforts to improve the campus IT system.
IT is critical to the success of the University of Oregon. As described in UO’s Strategic Framework, our top institutional priorities are:
- Enhance the impact of research, scholarship, creative inquiry and graduate education;
- Promote and enhance student access, retention and success;
- Attract and retain high quality, diverse students, faculty and staff; and
- Enhance physical, administrative and IT infrastructure to ensure academic excellence.
These priorities are the guiding principles for our IT strategic planning efforts and decisions.
Update February 21, 2017
On February 22, Provost Scott Coltrane, Interim Chief Information Officer Chris Krabiel, and Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim will present a proposed charter [PDF] developed by Information Services and UO Libraries at a campus town hall meeting. The meeting will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 41/42, Knight Library. A videoconference link to UO's Portland campus will be in White Stag 366D.
Information Services and UO Libraries are the central units that lead, manage and provide major components of the university's information technology infrastructure and services. The draft charter delineates the division of IT responsibilities among these two units and others.
The development of the charter is an important step in Transform IT, a process to better coordinate the UO's information technology resources in support of President Michael Schill's initiatives to improve academic and research excellence. That process is being informed by consultant Harvey Blustain's 2016 report on the reorganization of UO technology resources and feedback on the report gathered in fall 2016.
Team members presented the draft charter to campus IT staff on February 8.