Goals and Priorities

In order to achieve MIT’s 2020 IT Vision, the Vice President of IS&T’s strategic focus during this planning horizon will be on achieving the following goals and priorities.

  • Strategy – Develop and maintain a set of appropriately vetted Guiding Principles for linking the Vision with a collaboratively developed, well articulated, and easily understood Technology Strategy for IS&T, and more broadly for IT@MIT.
  • Service Delivery – Rationalize, clearly define, and communicate central and distributed IT service delivery roles and responsibilities in order to reduce confusion within the community about who to call for what, and to provide the level of cross-organizational coordination and partnerships necessary for meeting the evolving academic and administrative needs of the Institute.
  • Cultural Alignment – Embrace the use of commonly accepted and emerging application and integration platform services in faculty-driven, student-centered ways, by providing and supporting innovation-enabling open APIs and data access tools that can be easily leveraged by MIT’s diverse community of IT service providers and consumers.
  • Leadership – Transform the internal IT governance and advisory structures and processes – improving transparency and consistency in decision-making; giving appropriate voice to key stakeholders within the MIT community; and facilitating the cross-organizational leadership and partnerships necessary to address the IT issues impacting our ability to evolve rapidly.
  • Talent – Retain and attract top talent; strengthen project management competencies; and expand externally-facing IT leadership roles and capabilities.
  • Communication – Ensure IT service and project communications are well coordinated, effectively managed, accurate, consistent, timely, and responsive to the diverse information needs of the community; and create the infrastructure and partnerships necessary to support the growth of an active community of IT service providers.

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