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.