IS&T kicks off the IT Strategic Planning Process with Diana Oblinger from Educause

On October 10th, we had the pleasure of hosting Diana Oblinger, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, which is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. Diana began her discussion by providing context around current education trends and how organizations are rethinking traditional ways of education delivery. She then continued to share examples of current tools that are in place to faciliate self-learning and student empowerment, as well as new value chains and support services that are developing  as part of emerging education models.

After Diana spoke, a number of individuals stayed to join us in breakout groups to discuss some of the concepts we had just heard about and how BU can “rethink the rules” of how we educate students, provide services, and support research. We were able to gain valuable input from a number of IS&T governance committee members and IT Partners from the schools and colleges, as well as IS&T personnel.

We thank the over 140 people who joined us for Diana’s presentation as well as the 50 people who greatly contributed to the discussion groups. We hope that this provided valuable information and insight as BU begins the process of formulating our IT Strategic Plan.

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