Send Your Quick Submit IT Project Ideas by April 17

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March 13, 2017


Dear Colleagues,

Considering a small, medium or large-scale technology project over the next 18 months? ITS is accepting project idea submissions now through April 17, 2017. Even if you think your idea won’t happen until next year, please tell us now so we can start a conversation with you. Even if you don’t currently have funding or resources in place, we still want to hear from you. Ideas will still be accepted after this date, but for full consideration, we recommend sending them in now. 


Why?
ITS wants to help turn your ideas into successful initiatives–without unplanned issues. No one enjoys purchasing a new system only to learn it doesn’t work with current technology, or poses a security risk, or several other “gotchas” that arise if we don’t know about it. Please tell us by April 17 to make sure your idea receives full consideration for the next 18-month project roadmap.


Now there’s a faster, easier way to submit your idea!
The current idea form has been shortened into a new IT Idea Quick Submit form. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have funding, scope, timing, etc. figured out; this easy form reduces the burden of gathering lots of information upfront because it focuses squarely on the most important part: your idea.


Once you’ve sent the Idea Quick Submit form:

  1. You’ll be contacted by an ITS representative in 4-5 business days to gather further information.
  2. The Project Rationalization Committee (made up of University Division representatives) will review your project idea. They decide which move forward, which may need further work and which cannot be addressed at this time. For more details about the review process, see the IDEA Project proposal process page.


We look forward to learning about your ideas! 

 

Best regards, 

Members of The IT Rationalization Committee:

Mike Carlin, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO (Committee Chair)
Jay Raja, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (Academic Affairs)
David Tobelman, Director of Technical Operations and Planning (Business Affairs)
Kim Bradley, Chief of Staff for the Chancellor (Chancellor’s Office)
Ted Elling, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Student Affairs)
Tammie Boyd, Senior Director of University Advancement Operations (University Advancement)