Ever wish you could read the mind of your leader – so that you could really understand what he or she wants and needs…and what he or she really thinks about IT?Us too. But since province-wide EEGs are not a viable solution, we had to go to Plan B: ask them.
Two goals: raise awareness of supports available to school jurisdictions with respect to IT Governance, IT Service Management and Information Security Management and gather input from participants to inform our agenda for the upcoming year.
Jurisdiction Technology Contacts Event - What superintendents and trustees really think about IT
What superintendents and trusteesreally think about ITJurisdiction Technology Contacts Event – May 3, 2012
Maybe there’s a less…intense…way. Role Participants Alberta Education Information Sessions Superintendent 28 March-April 2012 Trustee 104 IT Leader 3 Five meetings Secretary-Treasurer 5 174 Participants Other Leader 34
This won’t hurt a bit…1. Collect your responses2. Share findings from the information sessions3. Identify and analyze compelling findings4. Gather your feedback
This session sounds…A. AWESOME!B. I’ll let you know when it’s over.C. This isn’t the SuperNet session?D. Huh? Sorry! I was playing Angry Birds.
Tell us who you are…A. IT LeaderB. ET LeaderC. Other Educational LeaderD. Other
You tell us…How important do you think technology is or will be to enablingchange in your jurisdiction?A. We cannot enable change without itB. Enabling change without it would be very difficultC. Enabling change without it is possible, but would take longerD. Except for very specific things, it is not necessaryE. It is not at all necessary to enable change
They said… How important do you think technology is or will be to enabling change in your jurisdiction? Other Leader 35% 38% 15% 12%Secretary-Treasurer 75% 25% Trustee 36% 41% 20% 3% Superintendent 39% 39% 14% 7% We cannot enable change without it Enabling change without it would be very difficult Enabling change without it is possible, but would take longer Except for very specific things, it is not necessary
You tell us…How involved are you in making strategic technology decisionsin your jurisdiction?A. Very involved in all decisionsB. Involved in many but not all decisionsC. Sometimes consulted or included in technology decisionsD. Advised or informed, but not involved in technology decisionsE. I am not involved in any strategic technology decisions
They said… How involved are you in making strategic technology decisions in your jurisdiction? Other Leader 21% 25% 14% 32% 7%Secretary-Treasurer 25% 50% 25% Trustee 7% 20% 39% 34% Superintendent 56% 28% 16% Very involved in all decisions Involved in many, but not all decisions Sometimes consulted or included in technology decisions Advised or informed, but not involved in technology decisions Not involved in any strategic technology decisions
You tell us…Considering cost, risks, and benefits, how confident do you feelin your knowledge of technology to make technology decisionsfor your jurisdiction?A. Very comfortable making technology decisionsB. I consult with others before making technology decisionsC. I let others take the lead in technology decisions if possibleD. I avoid making technology decisionsE. I am not included in making technology decisions
They said… Considering cost, risks, and benefits, how confident do you feel in your knowledge of technology to make technology decisions for your jurisdiction? Other Leader 9% 65% 26%Secretary-Treasurer 100% Trustee 11% 39% 40% 10% Superintendent 12% 68% 20% Very comfortable when making technology decisions I consult with others before making technology decisions I let others take the lead in technology decisions if possible I am not included in making technology decisions
You tell us…How is technology included in strategic decisions and budgetplanning by the leaders in your school jurisdiction?A. Essential part of planning for operational and capital funding allocationsB. Considered after all other program and administrative planning is identifiedC. New project requests are reviewed if requiredD. Discussed as a cost centre/expenseE. Not considered in strategic planning and budgeting, just a budget line item
They said… How is technology included in strategic decisions and budget planning by the leaders in your school jurisdiction? Other Leader 82% 18%Secretary-Treasurer 100% Trustee 82% 10% 6% 1% Superintendent 90% 0% 5% 5% Essential part of planning for operational and capital funding allocations New project requests are reviewed if required Discussed as a cost centre/expense Not considered in strategic planning and budgeting - just a budget line item
You tell us…How reliable are critical IT services to meet the needs of yourjurisdiction?A. Regularly meet expectationsB. Usually meet expectationsC. Sometimes miss expectationsD. Often miss expectationsE. Have not set expectations for them to meet or miss
They said… How reliable are critical IT services to meet the needs of your jurisdiction? Other Leader 47% 27% 17% 7% 3%Secretary-Treasurer 40% 40% 20% 2% Trustee 45% 28% 21% 4% Superintendent 54% 27% 15% 4% Regularly meet expectations Usually meet expectations Sometimes miss expectations Often miss expectations Have not set expectations for them to meet or miss
You tell us…The IT department in my jurisdiction should be…A. A cost centreB. A service providerC. An education partnerD. Leading significant educational innovation
They said… The IT department in my jurisdiction should be… Other Leader 4% 85% 12%Secretary-Treasurer 20% 60% 20% Trustee 7% 55% 38% Superintendent 4% 4% 64% 28% A cost centre A service provider An education partner Leading significant educational innovation
You tell us…Where was the biggest gap between yourresponse and the responses provided byother leaders?