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Action Plans for Program Prioritization

July 2016

As called for in the Program Prioritization 2015-2016 Administrative Task Force Report, the Division of Information Technology created Action Plans for each program. DoIT accepted the overwhelming majority of the recommendations and sought to add its own creative additions. Moreover, the document established a context for the work leading up to the PP narrative submissions, detailed key milestones achieved since the narratives were submitted, and laid out long term roadmaps for local and distributed IT teams that went beyond the PP recommendations in order to prepare NIU to compete effectively in the uncertain future. Action Plans >


Student Technology Use at NIU

May 2016

The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducts an annual survey of undergraduate students and their experiences with and attitudes toward technology and their academic experiences. In 2016, NIU became one of the 183 higher education institutions that participate in this valuable study. Results from this annual survey are already being used across campus to challenge our assumptions about general access lab spaces, wireless coverage and capacity, and the use of technology in teaching and learning spaces. Summary of Results >


Project Management =  Relief + Results

August 2015

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Financial Management Systems (FMS) team had a problem. An upgrade was necessary to provide a stable foundation for critical financial modules like Contracts, Grants, eProcurement, and Project Costing. But in order to save money, we had to spend the time and we had to do it fast: the upgrade had to be finished in just months, by May 2015. More >