We’re making great strides advancing the OneIT projects, which are key to achieving the goals of TIER. With the project work well underway, we have reached a point where we can start to think more strategically about future state—our long-term vision and strategic objectives, culture, structure of the organization, and how to get there. During a half-day workshop with Tippie College of Business faculty, university IT leaders began developing a unified vision for the future.
Great strides are being made in the OneIT initiatives, and it’s important to report our progress. The Board of Regents asked the CIOs of all three universities to agree upon a common set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to measure progress in IT initiatives across all three campuses. Each university will report on: percentage of TIER activities complete, percentage of target savings achieved, and number of hours saved through efficiency efforts.
In addition to the three common metrics, each school identified a list of additional KPIs that are specific to that campus. Once finalized, the list will be shared on this website.
Since savings is one of the key elements we will be reporting, please remember to record cost savings/avoidance through the online system we have in place.
On Nov. 4, members of the OneIT project teams traveled to Cedar Falls for a retreat with their counterparts from Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa. They made progress in several areas, exchanging information about technology plans and strategies and discussing opportunities for collaboration. Going forward, they decided to continue meeting as a full group on an annual basis, and to convene the topical sub-groups as needed throughout the year.
IT professionals from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa will gather Nov. 4 at the UNI campus to exchange information on technology initiatives and discuss opportunities for collaboration. This is the third IT retreat held among the three schools; the first two were hosted at the UI and ISU. The chief information officers from each institution continue to hold weekly conference calls, all part of the broader TIER initiative to enhance collaboration across the schools.
We will hold another series of OneIT Listening Posts this month. These forums, hosted by the Program Office, are open to the broader campus; any employee or student interested in OneIT efforts is welcome. Please help us spread the word to those who might like to attend!
IT professionals: please mark your calendar for the next Town Hall for IT staff, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in 240 Art Building West (ABW). We’ll have OneIT project updates, including next steps for end user support. Associate Vice President and CIO Steve Fleagle will talk briefly about the reporting structure discussions he is having with IT leaders and their supervisors, and we can address any other questions or comments the IT staff would like to cover.
Associate Vice President & Chief Information Officer Steve Fleagle is having conversations with collegiate/administrative IT leaders and their supervisors to move forward with a key OneIT objective, which is to create a unified IT organizational structure for campus to improve coordination and collaboration across the IT community.
We received a question on whether a couple of recent changes are related to, or officially part of, OneIT. Specifically, it was in reference to core IT staff from the Registrar and Admissions offices joining teams in Administrative Information Systems (AIS) over the summer, and about ITS taking on end user support for a handful of campus units. Thanks for the question! We appreciate hearing what you want to know so we can communicate accordingly. Here's a response from Associate VP & CIO Steve Fleagle.
Last week’s OneIT Listening Posts drew more than 70 members of the campus community, who took advantage of the opportunity to discuss individual OneIT projects and the OneIT technology workstream as a whole.