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Strategic Initiatives

The University's IT strategic initiatives are developed around the framework of three strategic goals:

  1. Strategic Plan goals Supporting the mission to learn, discover, heal, create, and make the world ever better.
  2. Developing enabling systems to support communications, advancement, and administration.
  3. Solidifying infrastructure to enable a modern data center, robust network, and comprehensive information security strategy.

In the coming years, these goals will be achieved through a focused effort on the following key initiatives:

  • Completing a University-wide assessment of information technology to

> Reduce opacity in IT budgets
> Develop an effective and sustainable model for University-wide governance of IT
> Where opportunities exist, create additional shared services with the Medical Center

  • Replacing the legacy finance information system (FRS) with a cloud-based system, Workday
  • Investigating the replacement of the legacy student information system (ISIS)
  • Continuing the deployment of the identity management system
  • Evolving the network and telecommunications infrastructure to meet the changing needs of the University's clinical mission and the bring-your-own-everything era of technology.

The full FY09-FY13 IT Strategic Plan is available online.