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IT reaches out, begins dialogue with stakeholders on technology priorities

March 17, 2015
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This input is critical to helping us be sure we are working on the things that are most important to our community.

The meetings are on the calendar; the surveys are sent. It's the time of year when IT - as part of its annual governance process - reaches out to deans, faculty members, governance groups, students and others to collect input on key technology priorities.

The input received through these dialogues guides decisions around technology investments and resource allocation to advance the academic mission of the University.

“In the next several weeks, we will meet face-to-face with dozens of people across the University and hear from hundreds of others through our survey,” said Scott Studham, vice president & chief information officer. “This input is critical to helping us be sure we are working on the things that are most important to our community.”

IT established its annual governance process in 2012. The goal is to gather priorities from all corners of the institution so that IT activities support the priorities voiced by our customers and align with broader University strategies. The process provides the community with a clear, transparent, and manageable decision-making framework.

A summary of current and past priorities is available on the IT Governance website. Want to have a voice in technology decision making at UMN? Complete the IT Input Survey