The overarching IT Strategic Planning process, which launched in Fall 2011, utilizes a methodology that will achieve several objectives:
Position the University as a "leader and best" in the use and application of existing and emerging technologies — particularly in the area of research, teaching and learning, engagement, and operations.
Ensure the University has a shared vision for future technologies and services available on campus.
Establish an enterprise architecture — or process for translating the shared vision into venture change — that is endorsed by IT Governance and utilized in the University's planning and decision-making process.
Establish a guide for IT investments that propel innovation at the University and that advance the institution's mission.
Position technology innovation and improvement as a development opportunity.
Provide the President, Regents, and Executive Officers with a roadmap for pursuing major IT investments.
Representing the input of a large number of contributors from across the institution, the University of Michigan IT Strategic Plan is a living document that will evolve to meet the needs of the university and campus community. The IT Council and campus leaders are in the process of reviewing and endorsing an early draft version of the plan. Community members will have opportunities for sharing their thoughts, ideas, and feedback in the fall.
Much of the IT Strategic Plan content is in flux pending review, but information pulled from campus leader interviews resulted in the creation of 16 guiding principles for technology services. These principles are aspirational, as most services will not conform to every principle.
For more information about the IT Strategic Plan, email IT.Strategic.Planning@umich.edu