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No Money? Try Vision. Academic Issues and the Uses of Technology in Financially Tight Times Susanne Woods – SAC, 2002 Copyright Susanne Woods, 2002. This.

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1 No Money? Try Vision. Academic Issues and the Uses of Technology in Financially Tight Times Susanne Woods – SAC, 2002 Copyright Susanne Woods, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

2 How has technology affected the academic enterprise? More connections More personalized instruction (both distance and local) Higher level interpersonal engagement New approaches, new questions

3 In Financially Tight Times: Academic technology does not save money, but Academic technology is no longer a major expense, as long as we keep our eyes on Goals and opportunities, and relevant Strategies and tactics

4 Goals High quality teaching and learning Creative and productive faculty and staff Strong teaching and research Adequate support, including robust and accessible connectivity

5 Opportunities Shed creeping distractions Review emphases in budget Renew understanding of core mission Affirm special strengths Invite visions of the future

6 Strategies Cut to emphasize mission Invest to support goals Invite some faculty/staff to retire/move on Engage many groups in planning Insist on future vision -- no hunkering down

7 Tactics Cut strategically, not across the board Tie cuts to vision of the future Seek new collaborations/economies of scale Involve key stakeholders

8 Pulling Back is Another Way of Moving Forward


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