Information Technology

Guiding Principles

SEEK SELF - RELIANCE 

Agree 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.   

UNBUNDLE THE COMPLEX. 

Agree to work toward easy to adapt processes or technology, by "unbundling" complex processes and environments into more manageable pieces.   

REDUCE THE "HASSLE FACTOR." 

Agree to vigorously assess our processes to reduce the "hassles" that result from our choices of technologies and systems.   

Agree to simplify management processes and avoid overly complex administrative overhead.   

SEEK A SMALLER FOOT PRINT 

Agree to work toward smaller footprints, easy to adapt processes or technology, and an environment where students, faculty and staff are richly empowered.   

STANDARDIZATION 

Agree 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.     

AVOID DUPLICATION OF SERVICES AND PROCESSES 

Consolidate to reduce what we manage. Agree to leverage what others have done (purchased, shared community, or freely available) when working toward shared institutional goals.