Developing an Academic Technology Strategy

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Developing an Academic Technology Strategy

  1. 1. A planning guide for Plymouth State University
  2. 2. Four years after its reincarnation as a regional comprehensive university, Plymouth State finds itself trying to sustain growth, ensure academic rigor and maintain its competitive edge.
  3. 3. Current economic factors, combined with changing student population trends are working to propel this issue to the forefront of campus strategic planning.
  4. 4. This guide intends to lay out the process by which we shall engage and enervate the three primary campus communities: students, faculty and administration, in the common goal of creating a vision for and the implementation and growth of a vibrant and integrated academic technology strategy.
  5. 5. Challenge The Develop a community based strategy for the initiation and development of a sustainable academic technology vision for the campus
  6. 6. Engage our administration, faculty and student body in the process of determining the future  Starting with a campus wide discussion  Leads into sub-community working groups  Funnels into a cross- community development team
  7. 7. Students Admin & Academic Support Stakeholders Affairs = Team
  8. 8. Student Faculty Students Senate Academic Library Provost Director Affairs Admin & CIO CFO Support
  9. 9. Create and tell a compelling story  Develop a narrative that identifies the need and evokes a sense of personal meaning to listeners  Cultivate approval and buy-in within the three campus communities  Administration  Faculty  Students
  10. 10. Build the Community Engage at the “local,” “regional,” and “national” levels Students (Undergraduate, Graduate, Commuter) Faculty (Departments, Schools/Colleges) Administration
  11. 11. Boil It Down Bring together a team which represents each of three communities and •Review data •Boil off the sap to get to the syrup •Identify themes and goals •Create a vision and action plan for getting there
  12. 12. Seeking Preliminary CIO Approval Library Director CFO Provost Executive Steering Committee
  13. 13. Building Support Departmental Faculty Library Departmental Director Chairs All Faculty
  14. 14. Building Support Undergraduate Student Body Library Student Director Senate Or CIO Graduate Student Body
  15. 15. Commuters Graduate students Undergraduate students Student Community Data Warehouse
  16. 16. Departments Schools & Colleges Other Academic Programs Faculty Community Data Warehouse
  17. 17. Administrators Functional Offices Support Staff Admin & Support Community Data Warehouse
  18. 18. Admin Faculty Students Environmental Scan Data Warehouse
  19. 19.  From the flood of data must be derived some trends and common needs  This will require a working group comprised of members of all three campus communities
  20. 20. Data Warehouse Synthesis Goals, Objectives, Measureable Outcomes
  21. 21. This process should result in:  Institutional trends and generalizations From which are derived:  Specific Goals  Specific Objectives  Measurable Outcomes  Deployment and Assessment strategies
  22. 22. From the tap to the table
  23. 23. Environmental Scan  SWOT Analysis based on  Internal knowledge – what are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within ourselves? – local issues  External factors – what are the threats and opportunities which will affect us over which we have no control? – Trending – Future
  24. 24.  4-D Cycle Discover Destiny Dream Design
  25. 25.  Steps to Create an Ideal Future Vision (Haines, p. 111-136) Shape Your Organizations Vision Statement 1. Develop A Realistic Mission Statement 2. Develop Your Core Values 3. Identify Desired Position For The Future 4.
  26. 26.  Codify Your Core Write the Vision Statement 1. Write the Mission Statement 2. Identify Your Beliefs (i.e. Core Values) 3. Draft 3 to 5 Primary Goals 4. Identify 3 Objectives for each Goal 5. Identify 3 Strategies for each Objective 6.
  27. 27.  Publish, Deploy and Refine Your Plan Guiding Text 1. (Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives and Strategies) Implementation Plan 2. Integration & Funding 3. Execution 4. Appraisal 5. Assessment 6. Refinement 7.
  28. 28.  Haines, Stephen G. (2000). The Systems Thinking Approach to Strategic Planning and Management, Florence, KY: Taylor/CRC.  Kouzes, James M. and Posner, Barry Z. (1993). Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, and Why People Demand It. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.  Patterson, Kerry. Grenny, Joseph. Maxfield, David. McMillan, Ron and Switzler, Al (2008). Influencer: The Power to Change Anything. Vital Smarts, LLC., McGraw-Hill, NY.  Keene State College Strategic Plan Initiative Proposal 2007-2008 http://www.keene.edu/planning/
  29. 29.  Slides 1-4 – Photos by John Martin  Slide 5 – Flickr Creative Commons photo by kazatzka  Slide 6 – Original Flickr Creative Commons photo by kanaka  Slide 7 – Photo from Microsoft Clipart  Slide 8 – All images from Microsoft Clipart  Slide 10 – Flickr Creative Commons photo by Barack Obama  Slide 11 – Photo from Microsoft Clipart  Slide 12 – Photos by John Martin  Slide 13 – Flickr Creative Commons photo by vincealongi  Slides 17 – Flickr Creative Commons photo by lunaspin  Slides 18-21 – All images from Microsoft Clipart  Slide 22 – Photo by John Martin
  30. 30.  Slide 23 – Photo from Microsoft Clipart  Slide 24 – Flickr Creative Commons photo by suzannadu  Slide 25 – Flickr Creative Commons photos by  Maple Sugar Candy – jessamyn  Maple Sugar Bottles – lunaspin  Slide 27 – Flickr Creative Commons photos by  Buckets – Barbara Ganley  Pancakes – premshree  Slides 32 – Flickr Creative Commons photos by krhamm

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