The real purpose of technology in education is education.
Scalability and compatibility.
The process of strategic planning is as important as the document it produces.
IT solutions = hardware + Human resources (recruitment & training) + software
Adopted solutions must be: relevant, comprehensive, fit for the purpose and cost effective
Continuously Emerging technologies
IT strategic plan has to be part of and integrate with the University’s comprehensive strategic plan
IT Strategy Development Process Formation Of the Standing Committee Stage 5: Continually Implement Evaluate Revise Stage 4: Constructing The plan Stage 2: Detailing the process of Planning Stage 1: Developing the Framework Stage 3: Stakeholders’ input and data collection
The purpose for having the vision and the intention to fulfill it
Stating specifically what we plan to accomplish
How you plan to achieve the goals we have stated; state goals in measurable terms
Strategies and Initiatives
The actions for attaining the objectives
Vision Statement What we want to happen in the future
KFUPM shall become a leading university in IT-empowered education, research, outreach, and administration.
Mission Statement The purpose for having the vision and the intention to fulfill it
KFUPM deploys Information Technology solutions to improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and outreach. KFUPM strives towards nurturing an electronic community to enhance learning experience, to facilitate knowledge creation and dissemination, and to enable University’s administration to provide efficient and effective support to these functions.
Goals Stating specifically what we plan to accomplish
Goal I: Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment.
Goal 2 : Improve access to information and collaborative work.
Goal 3 : Improve IT Resources Management.
Goal 4 : Ensure data availability, integrity, and security.
Adopt a set of a few pan-university goals that will enable fulfilling the vision and accomplishing the mission
Establish a common understanding of the adopted goals throughout the University.
Establish a template for the setting up of goals, objectives …etc to be used throughout the university.
Allow the few adopted goals of the university to cascade down through the sectors, colleges, centers, Dept. …etc. Where each Dept/Div./Cntr can formulate -based on its own vision and mission- the appropriate branching goals and objectives.
A Goal Example (From: Southwest Missouri State U, It strategic plan)