2.0 SCSU’s Priority Strategic Goals for Technology

The following SCSU Priority Strategic Goal was approved by the Strategic Planning Committee in Spring 2002. This goal, along with its accompanying objectives and rationales (A-D), is currently undergoing campus review.

"SCSU will provide appropriate technologies and resources that support teaching, learning, service and access. This goal is in alignment with the SCSU Technology Master Plan."

A. The university will provide students and faculty with classrooms and laboratories containing up-to-date, discipline-specific equipment and software.

Rationale: Technology is a means to offer students a high quality education with the skills needed to compete in the marketplace and to make that education accessible. Skills in most fields, from fine arts to technical professional fields, use some form of technology, which may range from microscopes, musical instruments, and kilns, to computers and software.

B. The university will utilize information technology and distributed learning to support classroom learning and to provide access for outreach.

Rationale: With demographics changing (Data Source: Minnesota Higher Education Services Office), and job requirements requiring ongoing education (Data Source: MDES), many of our new students may have time and location constraints. Distributed learning is one way to make education accessible for them and allow the institution to access new markets.

C. The university will apply appropriate technologies and resources to support teaching learning, research, creativity, scholarship, and service.

Rationale: Technology should support the pedagogy, learning goals, research, creativity, scholarship, and service that remain at the core of professional needs and development.

D. The university will provide appropriate technologies and resources to enhance access
to support services.

Rationale: The university needs an infrastructure to support services for its students, faculty and staff, including human resources functions, e-services and integrated business functions.

Revised: May 2003