Strategic Technology Enhancement Projects (STEP) are defined plans and solutions that address a significant IT need, deficiency, or changing requirement. Some STEPs are merely extensions of ongoing University or ITS service expectations; while others are new initiatives. Some STEP efforts are the responsibility of ITS, while others are joint efforts or even the sole responsibility of other departments, offices, or committees. STEP projects depend upon input and recommendations provided by the Washburn community, existing committees, task forces, or other academic or institutional leadership.
Technology continually impacts how Washburn University operates as an institution of higher education, both in its academic and administrative settings. In an attempt to prepare for its future, Washburn University contracted with Kaludis Consulting to assess its technology environment. This assessment occurred during the period February to April 2010 and the results were presented to a variety of campus groups beginning in July 2010.
Washburn’s Technology Steering Committee (TSC) carefully reviewed the Kaludis report and agreed that a campus-wide strategic planning process should focus upon implementing the following five key recommendations.
The technology strategic plan was accepted in July, 2011 by the Technology Steering Committee. Read the strategic plan in its entirety.