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OSU IT Strategy

The OSU IT Strategy provides the OSU IT community with the agility to establish an innovative, dynamic and digitalized ecosystem in support of the university, its mission and its goals of teaching, learning, research, extension, and outreach.


Strategic Plan 2023

IT Strategic Plan 2023 sets out a shared vision and mission for IT at Oregon State University, the culture of IT at Oregon State, the commitments that the IT community makes to the university, and the 10 key strategies that support this vision.

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Strategic Intent

Our Strategic Intent for FY2023/24 focuses on five key areas: AMP, Data as a Service, Research, OSU IT 2.0 and Inclusive Economic Development.

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University Strategic Plan

Committed to research, teaching and public engagement, Oregon State University promotes
economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.

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How We Got Here: Drafting our 5-year Plan

IT Strategic Plan 2023 went through a four-step process, beginning with CIO Andrea Ballinger's listening tour and ending with the drafting and vetting of the final document.



Step #1: CIO 100 Day Findings

During her first 100 days as CIO, Andrea conducted a listening tour across Oregon State University, meeting with more than 200 OSU community members in Bend, Corvallis, Newport, Portland and two extension offices. During these meet-and-greets, Andrea listened to these various stakeholders discuss their desired business outcomes and expectations, key issues and important drivers. Andrea also met with OSU's top IT leaders, asking them about their roles, areas of influence within their unit, their current projects and how they felt about IT at OSU in general.

This listening tour formed the basis for her 100-Day Report, which summarized her findings and pinpointed 10 areas of growth, or "hot topics", that will serve as the building blocks of the strategic plan. This report was finalized in January.

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Step #2: Hot Topic Task Forces

Task forces — spearheaded by UIT and distributed IT leaders, and comprised of UIT, IT and campus partners — were formed and charged with providing recommendations and proposals regarding the ten hot topics outlined in the 100-Day Report. These task forces delivered and presented their reports to Andrea and the newly-formed CIO Advisory Group in mid-April. 

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Step #3: CIO Advisory Review and Prioritization

In March 2020, Andrea invited campus leaders and partners from across the university landscape to take part in the newly-formed CIO Advisory Group. Together and in close collaboration, the CIO and the CIO Advisory Group reviewed each task force's report and recommendations, and deliberated on and prioritized which 10 actions to include in the strategic plan, as well as crafted a shared mission and vision for IT in the next three years at Oregon State University. The CIO Advisory Group made its final recommendations in early June, to be implemented into the final strategic plan document.

In winter 2022, the CIO Advisory Group evolved into the Enterprise Information Investment Committee (EIIC). The EIIC is composed of OSU community members from across the university who represent the primary areas where IT investments will be made based on OSU SP 4.0 and IT Strategic Plan 2023. Members include those representing teaching, learning, research, extension and administration.



Step #4: Drafting the IT Strategic Plan

After the mission, vision and actions were identified and outlined with help and input from the CIO Advisory Group, Andrea formed an IT Strategic Plan writing group, a small committee of UIT employees, who began drafting the IT Strategic Plan in May 2020. The document was submitted to Provost and Executive Vice President Ed Feser at the end of October, and was approved for implementation beginning in November.

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