to provide students, faculty, and staff with skills, simplified options, and
clear directions; empowering them to search, easily use, and traverse the
technical complexities of a changing culture.
to work toward easy to adapt processes or technology, by "unbundling"
complex processes and environments into more manageable pieces.
to vigorously assess our processes to reduce the "hassles" that
result from our choices of technologies and systems.
to simplify management processes and avoid overly complex administrative
to work toward smaller footprints, easy to adapt processes or technology, and
an environment where students, faculty and staff are richly empowered.
to avoid custom-built technology environments whenever possible, rather seek
"core" components and processes which are accepted in the industry,
ubiquitously supported, easy to integrate, and can be acquired elsewhere or
achieved through shared effort.
to reduce what we manage. Agree to leverage what others have done (purchased,
shared community, or freely available) when working toward shared institutional
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