Thanks to all of you who attended the NextGen Town Halls last month. It’s an exciting time for IT at the university. Some of the new IT Governance committees met for the first time this month to discuss our vision and some immediate decisions that we need to make.
This multi-year strategy for employing state-of-the-art technology to advance the U-M mission has several components, including:
The university is conducting a comprehensive assessment of information technology across campus.
This effort examines how IT is currently distributed and provided at the unit and campus level. An operational and financial inventory of each unit’s IT environment will be included in the final assessment report.
Read more about the list of units being assessed, as well as what the inventory will include.
Across the university, units should be encouraged and empowered to pursue the kinds of technologies that can help them attract the very best students and faculty, as well as further their academic mission (e.g. Digital Fab Lab at Taubman College). A few examples of work in this area include: Mobile Applications, Research Computing and Data Centers.