MSU DENVER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIC PLANNING TASK FORCE

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver is celebrating many successes and achievements while preparing for an exciting future. As the top educator of resident undergraduate students in Colorado, MSU Denver recently began offering graduate programs, completed a rebranding effort as a part of becoming a university, and completed construction of two major state-of-the-art capital projects – a Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center and a 149,000 square foot Student Success Building. In addition, MSU Denver recently completed a comprehensive, two-year institutional planning effort, which resulted in a new university strategic plan, A Time of Transformation. With this new set of goals and objectives, the campus has a unique opportunity to create an integrated and strategically aligned plan for technology services that focuses on how they can best engage, support, and serve the institution.  Information Technology (IT) must operate as a strategic university asset for the success of the university strategic plan in promoting the principles of diversity, a democratic workplace, and entrepreneurship. Information technology systems and services must not only provide efficiency and automation, but must also integrate with and support the entire institution.  This integration requires technology systems and services, as well as personnel and resources, to work proactively and in partnership with the institution.

During the last ten years, the IT services organization has endured a series of significant changes. This has included major cuts to personnel and resources as a result of budget reductions and a series of reorganizations. MSU Denver is committed to investing in IT infrastructure, services, and personnel as a way to ensure it remains a strategic institutional asset.

The Information Technology task force is charged with the creation of an IT strategic plan with set of core themes (i.e. customer service, service reliability, infrastructure, etc.) as well as specific systems, services, support, and technology initiatives corresponding to the MSU Denver Strategic Plan Themes and Goals. The MSU Denver IT Strategic Plan would then provide the technology services organization with objectives related to institutional goals, which would be implemented while working within a comprehensive shared governance structure. 

Learn more about the taskforce and its work by clicking on the links on the side of the page.