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    • KFUPM IT Strategy: The Process and Framework
    • Developing an Information Strategy
      • Identifying Guiding Planning Concepts
      • Adopting an IT Strategy Development Process for KFUPM
      • Developing the Framework of the Plan
      • 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
      Planning Concepts
    • 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
    • Stage 1: The Framework of the plan
      • Vision statement
        • What we want to happen in the future
      • Mission statement
        • The purpose for having the vision and the intention to fulfill it
      • Goals
        • Stating specifically what we plan to accomplish
      • Objectives
        • 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.
    • Goal 1
    • Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment
      • Objective 1 : Increase faculty involvement in developing and delivering Web-based courses.
      • Objective 2 : Improve students’ access to, and effective use of technology to enhance learning.
      • Objective 3 : Provide technology-equipped classrooms.
      • Objective 4 : Initiate distance-learning program.
    • Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment
      • Objective 1 : Increase faculty involvement in developing and delivering Web-based courses.
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Draft a University-wide Policy on e-learning.
      • Establish a policy on intellectual property rights of e-courses.
      • Set up an evaluation and reward system for the development and delivery of web-based courses.
      • Set up a faculty support unit for developing and delivering web-based courses.
    • Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment
      • Objective 1 : Increase faculty involvement in developing and delivering Web-based courses.
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Launch an awareness campaign and provide training for developing and delivering web-based courses.
      • Conduct and encourage research to increase faculty involvement in developing and delivering web-based courses.
      • Develop technology-acquisition programs for faculty.
    • Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment
      • Objective 2 : Improve students’ access to, and effective use of technology to enhance learning.
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Implement curriculum changes to broaden students’ computer literacy and information technology skills.
      • Expand the availability of campus-provided labs for students.
      • Develop technology acquisition program for students.
    • Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment
      • Objective 3 : Provide technology-equipped classrooms.
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Launch an aggressive project to equip all the classrooms in the University with appropriate technology within two years.
      • Ensure all newly built classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
    • Integrate Technology with the Learning Environment
      • Objective 4 : Initiate distance-learning program.
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Establish a separate organizational unit for promotion of distance learning, with clear-cut responsibilities and authority.
      • Provide e-learning resources for distance-learning, e.g., human resources, servers, communication link, e-classrooms, studios, video conference equipment, etc.)
      • Establish standards and guidelines for content, delivery, and quality assurance.
    • Goal 2
    • Improve access to information and collaborative work
      • Objective 1: Develop University Web portal to provide user- customizable access to University information
      • Objective 2: Develop digital library
      • Objective 3: Provide a fast and secure remote access to university network
      • Objective 4: Enhance communication infrastructure and external connectivity
      • Objective 5: Create a computer-supported collaborative work environment (CSCW)
    • Improve access to information and collaborative work
      • Objective 1: Develop University Web portal to provide user-customizable access to University information
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Launch a project to develop University web portal within two years using evolution model.
      • Develop scope and technical specifications for Web portal.
      • Develop and test initial pilot implementation of university portal site.
      • Expand, develop, and maintain KFUPM portal site.
    • Improve access to information and collaborative work
      • Objective 2: Develop digital library
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Launch a project to replace print-collection with digital collection.
      • Automate library services.
      • Join Consortia of digital libraries.
    • Improve access to information and collaborative work
      • Objective 3: Provide a fast and secure remote access to university network
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Expand network connectivity to all campus facilities.
      • Provide sufficient remote access capacity.
      • Implement Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
      • Initiate and implement campus wide computer and network security policy.
    • Improve access to information and collaborative work
      • Objective 4: Enhance communication infrastructure and external connectivity
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Continue incremental increase in external bandwidth.
      • Upgrade connectivity to Internet 2 within five years.
      • Ensure that the University network infrastructure is capable of providing multimedia application between campus buildings.
    • Improve access to information and collaborative work
      • Objective 5: Create a computer-supported collaborative work environment (CSCW)
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Adopt CSCW tools.
      • Provide training and other support to ensure well-managed diffusions.
    • Goal 3
    • Improve IT Resource Management
      • Objective 1: Initiate policies for hiring, training and retaining IT personnel
      • Objective 2: Develop and fund an upgrade cycle for hardware, software, and network resources
      • Objective 3: Provide appropriate levels of user training and support
      • Objective 4: Develop standards for hardware and software acquisitions, maintenance and support
    • Improve IT Resource Management
      • Objective 1: Initiate policies for hiring, training and retaining IT personnel
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Review IT personnel salary scales.
      • Provide non-financial incentives to IT professionals (e.g., on-campus housing).
      • Adopt a career development program for IT professionals such as attending technical gatherings and technical training.
    • Improve IT Resource Management
      • Objective 2: Develop and fund an upgrade cycle for hardware, software, and network resources
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Allocate annual funds for hardware (PCs and servers), campus network devices, and systems and application software.
    • Improve IT Resource Management
      • Objective 3: Provide appropriate levels of user training and support
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Establish an IT user training unit.
      • Develop training programs for students, staff and faculty.
      • Ensure user support is adequately staffed with qualified professionals.
    • Improve IT Resource Management
      • Objective 4: Develop standards for hardware and software acquisitions, maintenance and support
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Set up standards and coordinate the acquisition of hardware and software throughout the campus.
      • Maintain a set of products for instruction, research, office support and communication.
    • Goal 4
    • Ensure data availability, integrity, privacy and security
      • Objective 1: Implement integrated enterprise information systems
      • Objective 2: Initiate and implement privacy policies and procedures
      • Objective 3: Develop and implement comprehensive business continuity plan
    • Ensure data availability, integrity, privacy and security
      • Objective 1: Implement integrated enterprise information systems
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Design and implement an enterprise database that minimizes data redundancy and maximizes data integrity and security.
      • Replace legacy and stand alone applications with Integrated Enterprise Information Systems (IEIS).
    • Ensure data availability, integrity, privacy and security
      • Objective 2: Initiate and implement privacy policies and procedures
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Develop privacy policies and procedures
    • Ensure data availability, integrity, privacy and security
      • Objective 3: Develop and implement comprehensive business continuity plan
      • Proposed Strategies
      • Identify potential threats to critical systems (hardware, software and databases, telecommunications, and personnel).
      • Prioritize systems requiring disaster recovery.
      • Develop and implement a Business Continuity Plan.
    • Stage 2: Detailing the process of Planning
      • To be accomplished
      • Activities:
        • Identifying the necessary steps for the planning process
        • Envisioning and detailing the process and participants of the third stage “Stakeholders’ input and data collection” (who, type of involvement, form of participation (i.e., workshop)
        • Envisioning and detailing the process and participants of the forth stage “Constructing the plan”
        • Putting a time table for all activities
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    • Cascading Goal Example
    • Goal and Plan Branching Chart
    • Institutional and Divisional Planning
      • 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)