Strategic Initiatives and Recommendations

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The Strategic Initiatives‌ 

The [Re] Imagining IT efforts will be guided by nine initiatives, informed by the campus community, to align the necessary recommendations and subsequent action items. There is not an order of priority among these efforts, as all are equally critical to the success and delivery of the IT Strategic Plan. 

Recommendations: Provide Productive, Collaborative Workspaces - Empower Personalized and Lifelong Learning - Provide a Top-Quality Learning and Living Environment for Students 

Recommendations: Support Engaging, Effective and Innovative Teaching and Learning - Provide Effective, Learning Environments

Recommendations: Develop and Maintain High-Performance Cyberinfrastructure and Research Tools - Engage in Substantive Collaboration on Research Funding and Engagement - Establish Virtual Research Commons - Support the Preservation and Curation of Research Data 

Recommendations: Improve Awareness of IT Services, Products and Tools - Support a Culture of Service Excellence - Improve Access to CWRU Resources Anywhere, Anytime - Provide Needed Information Technology Tools - Make the Basic Tools and Facilities for Collaboration More Robust and Accessible - Provide Systems for Collaboration and Communications - Enhance Applications Focusing on the End-User Experience 

Recommendations: Identify, Assess and Manage Security Risks - Protect and Ensure the Continuity of the Institution in the Event of Disaster - Promote and Implement Security-Focused Policies and Practices and Secure the IT Infrastructure

Recommendations: Improve Access to Information and the Collection, Care and Availability of Data - Infuse Data Analytics into Decision-Making - Improve Business Processes for Managing Content 

Recommendation: Develop a Strategic and Sustainable IT Funding Model 

Recommendation: Attract and Retain Highly Effective IT Personnel 

Recommendations: Reduce and Effectively Manage the Information Security Risk Profile of CWRU - Ensure Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Readiness by Leveraging Best Practices Across the University - Improve the IT Experience Across All Areas of the University - Optimize the University’s Investments in IT - Foster Professional Growth and Development