Getting Down to Business - IT Survey
The Chancellor’s Second State of the University Address "Getting Down to Business" focused on Cost, Productivity, and Access & Completion.
A transcript of Chancellor Zimpher’s State of the University is available online. For more information on the Chancellor’s plan and the Power of SUNY please visit our webpage.
In the Address, Chancellor Zimpher outlined a plan for 2012 that expands upon programs and initiatives already at work within the system while focusing its efforts on breaking down the walls of the "iron triangle" of higher education—cost, productivity, and access & completion. One of the goals outlined in this plan was System Integration.
Over the last few decades, devolution of the SUNY system has led to every campus having the freedom to choose its own path for information technology resources. In that, seamless system-wide services are expected by our customers as part of their day to day activities, reasonable consistency across the system is essential. Although the tasks are many, by the end of 2013 a plan must be in place and by 2014 the framework for all campuses will be available for transition with a number of early adopter campuses already on-board.
The reporting of campus inventories and priorities will enable us to better understand the campus needs and where each campus may be aligning potential funding. This may allow you/us to better leverage the plans to accomplish your goals in a more cost effective manner. It will also identify where we may be able to target the U-wide contract team for assistance and in establishing procurements (again to leverage), better understand our community of interest, and to share what other campuses may be considering as a particular solution. Participation and involvement is essential by all campus locations.
This survey will be used to determine priorities. Your response will be used to also determine what commonality there is among the campuses priorities so as to help establish (wherever possible) multi-campus collaborations, shared services, collective purchases, etc., that can be made. It is important to note that items you list as being funded may be good candidates for shared services, as would items that are unfunded or unmet needs for many other campuses.
Please provide information on your campus's Information Technology initiatives. Submit your answers by Friday, August 10, 2012. Your thoughtful input will help inform the Information Technology Transformation Team's efforts.
For each priority, please provide: