ERIC Number: ED291436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Developing an Institutional Plan for Computing.
Wenger, Gary E.; Lemme, Ronald
The College of DuPage (CD), a community college enrolling 28,890 students and employing 2,400 faculty, staff, and part-time student employees, decided to develop a plan for computing in order to inventory computing resources on campus; justify resources based on current capacities and limitations; identify opportunities for effective resource management; identify potential hardware and software problems; establish a unified approach for goal setting; set priorities; allow for more effective responses to technological changes; and provide a strategic direction to meet the current and future needs of the institution. The development of the institutional plan involved 18 steps, including the following: obtain executive management support and commitment, set up a team to be responsible for the planning effort, involve all levels of management, identify a planning process, conduct surveys to gather input, use reference material to formulate comparative data, review historical information on computer usage, set up active committees, review current and future technologies, and define financial considerations. This report on the planning process includes an overview of the resulting institutional plan for computing, including brief descriptions of the plan's chapters on the planning process, the current environment, academic computing, administrative computing, central computing, and summary recommendations and financial considerations. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Note: For the complete institutional plan, see JC 880 092.