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 March 16, 2017
During the month of February, the Office of the Provost, in conjunction with Interim CIO Chris Krabiel and Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim, gathered feedback on the IT charter [PDF] produced by Information Services (IS) and UO Libraries. Groups consulted included IT staff, deans, finance directors, IT directors, the IT Steering Committee, and campus at large.
IS and the libraries are the central units that lead, manage, and provide major components of the university's information technology infrastructure and services. The charter delineates the IT responsibilities of these two units and others. It was developed based in part on responses to the Transform IT survey, as provided in the Transform IT Survey Report [PDF].
The development of the charter is an important step in Transform IT, a process that aims to better coordinate UO’s IT resources in support of President Schill’s initiatives to improve academic and research excellence.