Presentation on theme: "IT Strategic Planning From Technical Dreams to Institutional Reality"— Presentation transcript:
1 IT Strategic Planning From Technical Dreams to Institutional Reality Dr. Carl R. PowellVice PresidentCuyahoga Community College
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3 CCC Background Ohio’s oldest and largest community college Opened in 196362,000 students enrolled annuallyOver 70 career programs27 allied health career programsEight locationsIncludes two Corporate Colleges
4 EDUCAUSE 2005 Current Issues FundingSecurity and identity managementAdministrative/ERP systemsStrategic planningInfrastructure managementFacility development, support, and trainingDistributed learning/teaching and learning strategiesGovernance, organization, and leadershipEnterprise-level portalsWeb services and web-based systems
5 Strategic Planning for IT SponsorshipDo you have active support from the institution’s executive and faculty leadership?Collaborative developmentDoes the planning process include cross-institutional involvement from all constituencies (faculty, staff, students, and community)?IntegrationDoes your IT plan support the institution’s goals?Does it emphasize student learning as well as institutional growth and expansion?
6 Strategic Planning for IT FlexibilityCan your plan adapt to changing conditions and requirements?Is it open to mid-cycle innovative ideas or new programs?Institution-wide planAcademic/instructional programsAdministrative/operational servicesInfrastructure improvements
7 Strategic Planning for IT Chronological prioritiesShort-term projects (< 1 year)Near term endeavors (1-3 years)Long-term objectives (> 3 years)Do the short-term projects support the long-term strategic objectives?ResourcesWill you be able to provide sufficient funding for one-time and ongoing expenses?Do you have staff available with the appropriate technical skills and expertise?
8 Strategic Planning for IT ImplementationDo your project teams include more than just IT?Are project plans and timelines documented and reviewed?What needs to change in the current environment (technical, instructional, and operational)?Feedback/validationWhat metrics do you use for assessment?Is there an annual review to learn from setbacks and to celebrate successes?
9 Developing an IT Strategic Plan Mission, vision, goalsCollege strategic planReview of IT environmentTechnology infrastructure overviewTechnology organizationsTechnology committees
10 Developing an IT Strategic Plan Environmental scanIT industryInformation Week “Outlook 2005”Gartner hype cycle for emerging technology and IT servicesIT in higher educationEDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee reportECAR reportsCampus Computing ProjectGartner hype cycle for higher education
11 Developing an IT Strategic Plan Objectives(Now)Goals(1-2 years)Aspirations(3+ years)Academic/InstructionalAdministrative/OperationalInfrastructureList individual choices (3 per box)Each individual selects 10 per categoryTally and prioritizeEnsure chronological linkage
12 Implementing the Strategic Plan One-timeProject proposal/charterMonthlyETSC meetingQuarterlyProject summaryAnnuallyCollegewide “IT Outlook” presentationReview strategic planningReview project budget allocation
13 Why have an ETSC? Shared purpose of technology vision Integrate academic and administrative technologyAlign IT with College’s academic/business goalsSystematic approach to technology planningCollective decision makingConsolidated prioritization, funding, reportingStandard approval/review processExecutive communicationMulti-campus integration
14 Who is on the ETSC? College Executive Leadership EVP, Academic and Student Affairs (CAO)EVP, Administration (COO)EVP, Finance and Business Services (CFO)EVP, Continuing EducationInformation Technology and othersVice President (CIO)Distance LearningCampus TechnologyFaculty Development
15 Typical ETSC agenda Two hours every month Acceptance of previous meeting minutesConsent agenda for project updatesProject summaries reviewed ahead of meetingReview Capital Project funding statusMain discussion topicsScheduled project updates (15-30 min each)Action ItemsNext meeting date and agenda affirmed
16 Dr. Carl R. Powell Vice President Technology Systems and Resources Cuyahoga Community College(216)