University Technology Services (UTS) is pleased to present the institution with a report detailing many of the projects and initiatives completed or underway in 2014. Three strategic themes guide the use of information technology (IT) in support of the University’s mission. This annual report describes these strategic themes and identifies the alignment of 2014 initiatives and projects within each.
UTS relies on the following strategic principles to steer the direction of technology for the institution:
Services to Enable Success
Champion, deliver, and support services that provide students, faculty members and staff with what they need to succeed
Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration
Expand the value proposition of technology services across the institution as a key foundational asset through strategic partnerships and collaboration
Scale for the Future
Develop and enhance sustainable campus infrastructure and services that scale and adapt to the continual changing needs of our community
Nearly every technology initiative undertaken in UTS aligns with multiple strategic themes, and in many instances supports all three. For example, the selection of Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Collaboration Suite as a campus communications and collaboration tool delivers a service that will enable constituents be more successful, offers a platform to foster collaboration and partnership, and scales for the future in providing global accessibility and cost effectiveness.
UTS looks forward to continuing to improve the campus technologies, services and experience for our students, faculty members, staff, and extended community members. Nearly all of our IT projects are partnerships with colleagues like you. We appreciate your support and commitment to working with us throughout the next year and years to come.
Facilitate a Culture of Measurement
Foster Collaborative Innovation
Provide Sustainable Infrastructure
Assure Global Accessibility
Ensure Cost Effectiveness