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IT Strategic Plan update

Following almost a year of data gathering and drafting, the IT Strategic Plan  is available for review by the campus community. Within the plan are four guiding principles, eight overriding goals including critical success factors, 30 objectives and 97 associated activities. This is a three-year fluid plan, which will be updated as changes occur in the IT environment.  

A listening session for the campus community to provide feedback on the IT Strategic Plan is scheduled for Feb. 25 from 2-3 pm. in the K-State Student Union, room 207. We want to ensure we heard you correctly.

If you can’t attend the session and want to provide input on the IT Strategic Plan, use the feedback form located on the IT Strategic Planning page.

The IT Strategic Plan was developed in partnership with the Plante Moran consulting firm.  Interviews with stakeholders (n=16), focus group sessions (n=19), and a campus-wide survey (n=1,290), were conducted to identify gaps in IT tools and services. In July, IT leadership reviewed the data and developed a first draft of the strategic plan. In October, both central IT and distributed IT staff reviewed the draft and provided input, which were used to inform the strategic direction for IT at K-State.

The strategic goals below consider the success of students, faculty and staff at the core, align with K-State 2025 and reflect the dynamic IT landscape capable of supporting technology today and tomorrow.  The IT Strategic Goals are:

  • Unify organization and governance  
  • Modernize infrastructure 
  • Re-architect enterprise applications  
  • Strengthen communications and feedback  
  • Enhance user experience 
  • Evaluate IT service delivery  
  • Enable IT for research 
  • Improve enterprise security 

Thank you to campus for your input.