A Collaborative Approach to IT

University Information & Technology, led by CIO Andrea Ballinger and in close collaboration with IT partners and stakeholders across the university, is driving a shared vision for an innovative and modern approach to IT at Oregon State University.  

Organization Chart  UIT Leadership  ITCT Members

UIT Restructure

In fall 2020, UIT underwent a reorganization in order to align with IT Strategic Plan 2023 and better serve the Oregon State University community. The three previously distinct organizations (UIT, Institutional Analytics and Reporting and Information Services) have been united under the banner of University Information and Technology and organized according to five critical functions:

Data & Information

This domain describes the structure of an organization's logical and physical data and informational assets and data management resources. Data & Information architecture is composed of models, policies, rules, or standards that govern which data is collected, and how it is stored, arranged, integrated, and put to use in data systems and in organizations.

Technical & Solutions

This domain describes the logical software and hardware capabilities that are required to support the deployment of administrative, academic, and research, data, tools and application services; this includes IT infrastructure, middleware, networks, communications, processing, standards, etc.It also provides a blueprint for the individual applications to be deployed, their interactions, and their relationships to the core enterprise business processes of the organization.

Security

This domain describes the practice of applying a comprehensive and rigorous method for relating a current and/or future structure and behavior for an organization's security processes, information security systems, personnel, and organizational sub-units so that they align with the organization's core goals and strategic direction.

Business

This domain defines the IT goals, governance, services, relationship management, organizational change management and key business processes required for the institution to meet its strategic and operational goals.It serves as the bridge between OSU’s business models and the IT enterprise ensuring OSU IT is creating a vibrant digitally empowered community based on stakeholder’s needs to accomplish goals within OSU’s Strategic Plan.

Innovation

This domain defines the foundation for OSU stakeholders to test and research IT technologies, tools and services on which OSU can grow, including innovation portfolio management, new application development, and the complete lifecycle of ideation to production evaluation to obsolescence. It highlights opportunities for new/existing technologies, processes, and tools to be tested in a safe environment that creates an improvement or differentiation in OSU’s ability to meet its aspirational goals.

 

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Key Strategies

These are the 10 key strategies for all of IT at Oregon State University, as outlined in IT Strategic Plan 2023:

  • Create a resilient, cloud-native, agile IT environment

  • Use a strong IT governance structure to align the IT enterprise with university goals and treat university communities equitably

  • Protect Oregon State University information assets and stakeholder privacy in line with university values

  • Build a robust and unified university data/ information ecosystem that delivers data as a strategic working asset

  • Empower faculty by providing the flexibility to teach effectively through diverse program models and student experiences

  • Enhance and streamline the digital work experience

  • Redesign students’ encounters with the digital world at Oregon State University to make them personalized, accessible and equitable

  • Implement an architected, easier-to- navigate, university-scale digital research ecosystem

  • Develop a structured and formal program that promotes the capabilities, diversity and health of the Oregon State University IT community

  • Engage and lead in state and national IT communities advocating for technology solutions that advance Oregon State University’s mission and strategies