Office of Information Technology

Technology Strategic Planning
HT1- Teleconference Room

  • 2:00-2:10 Review of potential vision statements
  • 2:10-2:20 Explanation of todays activity and review of terms
  • 2:20-2:45 Work in small groups on goal development
  • 2:45-3:00 Large group discussion of goal statement drafts
  • 3:00-3:30 Work in small groups on strategy development
  • 3:30-4:00 Large group discussion of draft strategies
  • Review of potential vision statements

    Goals and Strategies Exercise – using the document that was a compilation of the “homework” assignment, identify a goal for each of the themes using the following definitions:

    1. Planning and Budgeting/Funding

      GCC shall support ET&L by establishing and continually evaluation the technology needs of the college and efficiently manage its resources

      Plus Delta
      • Wordy
      • How to measure
      • Timeframe
    2. Technology Services & Support

      Utilizing industry best practices GCC will provide a consistent reliable level of support for technology service

      Plus Delta
      • Utilizing is a strategy
      • Says nothing about being good – quality
    3. Our People/Professional Development

      Create a culture that attracts and retains a vibrant contemporary work force renowned for excellence and innovation

      Plus Delta
      • Renowned
      • Measurable?
      • Professional development a strategy?

      Note: Theme #5 from hand out was rolled up into #3

    4. Appropriate Technology

      Intuitive technology to do what you need it to do when you need to do it

      Plus Delta
      • Want technology to just be there
      • When and whereGCC will…?
      • Available to all users
      • Do their jobs well
      • Have what they need when they need it - timeliness
    5. Student Success

      Provide information and institutional technology solutions that facilitate student success

      Plus Delta
      • Just “technology” not institutional “technology solutions”

      Suggested Next steps

      • • Vision statement and future scenarios
      • • Planning assumptions
      • • Goals and strategies

      Draft IT Strategic plan for internal review that includes, in addition to the above:

      • Background process description
      • Alignment w/GCC goals and District wide IT plan

      Present Draft IT Strategic Plan to appropriate body for approval

      Develop 2012-2013 Action Plan

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