A Strategic Technology Action Plan for 2007–2011
The Wayne State University Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan was developed by a broadly represented IT Strategic Planning Oversight Committee. A comprehensive planning process was conducted from fall 2006 to summer 2007. To ensure broad stakeholder input, information was gathered in a variety of ways, including discussions with key campus leaders and a campus-wide technology survey.
Working within the framework of the Wayne State University 2006–2011 Strategic Plan, the IT strategic planning committee developed a core list of emergent strategic technology themes from which strategic technology goals were created. Within each strategic goal, specific strategies and subsidiary potential implementation activities were identified. Each implementation activity outlined in the IT strategic plan includes performance goals and estimated timelines. Implementation activities, though widely varied, have as recurring themes:
- the utilization of technology advisory groups,
- strong WSU partnerships,
- the active promotion of technology features to achieve higher utilization, and
- the development of new advanced features that build next-generation capabilities on the strong foundation of enterprise systems.
As is evident, this IT plan included input and direction from virtually every level of the university. The IT strategic planning committee is indeed indebted to all those who contributed to the development of this forward-thinking action plan. It is this comprehensive set of perspectives that will help Wayne State technology assist the university in moving forward to meet its envisioned goals.