Members of the central Minnesota community, including businesses, industry, P-12 education and government at all levels, whose learning and information requirements and expectations are important to the SCSU mission, should have similar access to technology-based information resources insofar as copyright and licensing restrictions allow. Such access should not have a negative impact upon faculty, student, administrative and staff access to resources (either computing or information).
The University is committed to building relationships with external community members; it benefits in many ways when it works cooperatively with businesses, industry, other educational systems and governmental agencies. Faculty, staff, administrators and students can do research with external agencies to develop, improve or implement emerging technologies. The external partners benefit from the university's expertise while faculty, staff and students have opportunities for professional growth and development. Having external partners can also reduce some of the financial burden of developing and applying emerging technologies.
Recognition should go to members of the university community who share their expertise in collaborative efforts with the larger community in innovative and productive development and dissemination of applied knowledge.
The TLTR recognizes that the University Communications office and the SCSU Foundation and Alumni office require adequate technology as well. Because they represent our presence in the external community, our leadership in technology must be expressed through these agencies as well as on campus with students, faculty, administrators and staff.