This is an exciting time at Loyola as we embark upon the University's new overarching strategic plan, Grounded in Tradition, Educating for the Future. As a planner of future technology solutions for the University, I see endless possibilities for meeting the needs of the plan through the use of technology.
By leveraging the opportunities that technology can offer, we will:
- provide learning spaces that are beyond the physical classroom
- open communication and collaboration across the permeable boundaries between the University and the world, enabling a higher degree of participation in the world
- improve business operations by creating efficiencies that will result in improved responsiveness to the needs of students and faculty
- provide better access to the data that will help us assess our effectiveness in achieving our mission.
In the Strategic Plan for Technology Services, we have developed a roadmap for meeting these needs over the next three years. We listened to our constituents from across the University, looked to our peer institutions and to the technology industry as a whole in order to set a direction for the future. We have examined the capacity, capability and maturity of the current Technology Services organization and are implementing the changes that are needed in order to achieve our three year plan.
We have lofty goals and I feel we are at the cusp of something great that will have a long lasting contribution and effect on the mission of Loyola. I will publish our progress on the Strategic Plan for Technology Services on this Web site over the next three years as well as provide information on emerging trends and opportunities as they become available.
Louise A. Finn
Chief Information Office
Assistant Vice President for Technology Services