TECHNOLOGY PLANNING  AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY
Questions for Alumni What are the highest priorities for alumni information services? How will new services be funded?
WHY IS INFORMATION  A CRITICAL STRATEGIC ASSET  TO THE COLLEGE? <ul><li>If the purpose of the University is to develop wis...
<ul><li>Also important are </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivation </li></ul><ul><li>= Strengthening Con...
<ul><li>What’s Changed?    Key Developments   </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization of information </li></ul><ul><li>Access via W...
The framework of the liberal arts college will remain essentially intact, however, we believe that technology will signifi...
The past few years Information Technology 1993 2000 Annual Budget $650,000 $1,800,000 Network ports 1200 7,500 Devices on ...
The past few years
Planning for Information Resources  WHAT WE DON’T KNOW <ul><li>We don’t know exactly what the next 3-5 years will bring </...
<ul><li>Solid Technical Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>History of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled at using past ...
Planning for Information Resources  ASSUMPTIONS <ul><li>Colgate must be a  leader  in innovative uses of technology in the...
<ul><li>Global connections  will be especially important to a rural liberal arts college like Colgate University </li></ul...
<ul><li>Priority will be given  first  to things that enhance the  teaching and learning  experience </li></ul><ul><li>Pri...
Planning for Information Resources  Life Cycle Approach, Many Constituencies <ul><li>Student considering Colgate </li></ul...
<ul><li>Access – System, Networks and Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Information – Organization  </li></ul><ul><li>Tools – Soft...
TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL  ACCESS <ul><li>Getting TO the resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sp...
TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL ORGANIZATION <ul><ul><li>Finding information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordered </li></ul></ul><ul><...
TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL TOOLS <ul><li>Working with information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL  ASSISTANCE <ul><li>Minimize assistance  needed </li></ul><ul><li>Strive to deliver assistance that i...
Recent Projects <ul><li>Student considering Colgate:   On-Line Applications, e-mail current students, virtual tour </li></...
Ongoing Projects <ul><li>Banner Web for…. </li></ul><ul><li>Business Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Networking </li><...
Questions for Alumni What are the highest priorities for alumni information services? How will new services be funded?
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  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. Questions for Alumni What are the highest priorities for alumni information services? How will new services be funded?
  3. 3. WHY IS INFORMATION A CRITICAL STRATEGIC ASSET TO THE COLLEGE? <ul><li>If the purpose of the University is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders ---Middle States, 1997-98 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Also important are </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivation </li></ul><ul><li>= Strengthening Connections </li></ul>WHY IS INFORMATION A CRITICAL STRATEGIC ASSET TO THE COLLEGE? Information skills are essential to the endeavor
  5. 5. <ul><li>What’s Changed? Key Developments </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization of information </li></ul><ul><li>Access via WWW </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Media Capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Napster? </li></ul>WHY IS INFORMATION A CRITICAL STRATEGIC ASSET TO THE COLLEGE? = new demands for information services
  6. 6. The framework of the liberal arts college will remain essentially intact, however, we believe that technology will significantly enhance the traditions of the liberal arts education. Planning for Information Resources WHAT WE THINK
  7. 7. The past few years Information Technology 1993 2000 Annual Budget $650,000 $1,800,000 Network ports 1200 7,500 Devices on the network 1200 5,500 Servers 14 45 Colgate-owned desktop computers 850 1750 Students owning computers 25% 93% Web pages served per month 0 13,000,000 Technology-enhanced Classrooms 0 50 E-Mail messages per day 15,000 350,000 Support Staff 17 29
  8. 8. The past few years
  9. 9. Planning for Information Resources WHAT WE DON’T KNOW <ul><li>We don’t know exactly what the next 3-5 years will bring </li></ul><ul><li>We can’t imagine all the applications of technology </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Solid Technical Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>History of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled at using past experiences and evaluating current trends </li></ul>Planning for Information Resources WHAT WE DO KNOW These strengths put Colgate in a strong position to respond to changes we cannot predict
  11. 11. Planning for Information Resources ASSUMPTIONS <ul><li>Colgate must be a leader in innovative uses of technology in the liberal arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is an important resource for innovation but should not be the driving force </li></ul><ul><li>Members of the Colgate community, broadly defined, expect seamless delivery of a wide range of content-enriched digital material </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Global connections will be especially important to a rural liberal arts college like Colgate University </li></ul><ul><li>High quality assistance is still essential to the successful use of information resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is important asset and choices will have to be made. It is imperative that we maximize benefits and minimize costs. </li></ul>Planning for Information Resources ASSUMPTIONS
  13. 13. <ul><li>Priority will be given first to things that enhance the teaching and learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Priority will be given second to things that build connections between people within the broadly defined Colgate community </li></ul>Planning for Information Resources ASSUMPTIONS
  14. 14. Planning for Information Resources Life Cycle Approach, Many Constituencies <ul><li>Student considering Colgate </li></ul><ul><li>Current Students on Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Current Students Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty on Leave </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul>Information Seekers
  15. 15. <ul><li>Access – System, Networks and Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Information – Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Tools – Software </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance </li></ul>Planning for Information Resources CORE ELEMENTS
  16. 16. TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL ACCESS <ul><li>Getting TO the resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL ORGANIZATION <ul><ul><li>Finding information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single entry (integrated systems) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL TOOLS <ul><li>Working with information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available to all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplish the work </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. TECHNOLOGY PLAN GOAL ASSISTANCE <ul><li>Minimize assistance needed </li></ul><ul><li>Strive to deliver assistance that is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timely, Accurate, Thorough, Courteous, Confidential </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Recent Projects <ul><li>Student considering Colgate: On-Line Applications, e-mail current students, virtual tour </li></ul><ul><li>Current Students on Campus: ResNet, On-Line Registration, On-Line Bookstore, Library Resources On-Line </li></ul><ul><li>Current Students Abroad: Access to library databases,Webmail </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty on Campus: Faculty Toolbox, Asynchronous Learning Project </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty on Leave: Access to Library Databases, Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Alumni : Lifetime e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni: Alumni Web Site and ?????? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Ongoing Projects <ul><li>Banner Web for…. </li></ul><ul><li>Business Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Media </li></ul><ul><li>Network Upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site Enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration for Enhanced Learning </li></ul><ul><li>See computing.colgate.edu </li></ul>
  22. 22. Questions for Alumni What are the highest priorities for alumni information services? How will new services be funded?

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