IT Strategic Plan – Update

As of early September this year, the IT Strategic Governance Committee (ITGov) was working with the team from BerryDunn (BerryDunn.com, an Management and IT Consulting firm hired by the University to assist in this process), and University leadership to prepare the draft of the first University-wide IT Strategic Plan for campus review. Over the summer, the Committee conducted additional feedback sessions and tuning have been required for the Committee to get the best possible results.

The strategic plan is the second phase of the IT Review, sponsored by Provost DeHayes and Vice President Valentino. Phase 1 was completed in February 2016 with the publication of the IT Assessment Report from BerryDunn (http://web.uri.edu/itreview/files/BerryDunn-IT-Assessment-Final-Report.pdf).

The next event for the URI Community to watch for will be an online posting and review of the draft plan to obtain feedback from the entire community. ITGov expects this to happen in October with a projected publication date of the plan being December. Campus-wide announcements will be made through Communications & Marketing with specifics of where the report is located and how to submit feedback to the Committee.

ITGov conducted seven work sessions earlier this year, focused on seven different areas of focus for IT.  This provided a way for members of the University community to identify strategic needs of University IT services. The seven areas of focus are also the sections of the Strategic Plan:

  • Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • Technology for Research and High Performance Computing
  • Infrastructure and Security
  • Process Improvement and Enterprise Systems
  • IT Service Delivery
  • IT Organization
  • IT Communications and Change Management

Watch for email announcements about the review period. In 2017, we will also begin an annual review to both track progress and update the plan, with the goal that this plan continually represents realistic, measurable goals for IT across the University.

For more information, please visit the IT Strategic Governance website at web.uri.edu/itgov.