AITS Strategic Plan

The AITS strategic plan was created through discussions with our customers, a review of higher education and IT trends and forecasts, as well as a review of the University of Illinois System and Universities’ strategic plans. Some of the goals presented represent stretch goals that will be pursued as resources are available and other goals are satisfied. Each goal and initiative has a different priority, and the priority changes throughout the year depending on environmental factors such as funding, urgency, University needs, vendor partnerships and human resource availability.

Overall, the AITS Strategic Plan outlines the information technology strategies and initiatives and is designed to be a three-year IT plan that evolves with collaborative input alongside other strategic plans throughout the University of Illinois System.

Strategic Directions



AITS uses the following 5 strategic directions as guides to focus our efforts in supporting University’s mission and our responsibilities as an organization. These strategic directions align with our mission and vision and focus our efforts on fulfilling these.

  • Save Time: Improve and add services that increase productivity for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Improve Ease of Use: Improve the usability of AITS services.
  • Improve Speed to Service: Improve the time to delivery of AITS services.
  • Deliver Targeted and Pervasive Information: Provide for strategic, widespread use of our data.
  • Collaborate: Build and strengthen relationships throughout the University based on mutual trust.

Current Strategic Plan

AITS Strategic Plan FY19 - FY21

Progress

AITS has organized Strategic Plan Coordination Teams to drive the implementation of the strategic plan. On an ongoing basis, progress toward achieving the goals and initiatives in the strategic plan is measured. On an annual basis, detailed progress is reported in the AITS Annual Progress Report. A semi-annual progress report is completed and published as of January 1 and July 1 each year.

Progress Report as of July 1, 2019

Past Strategic Plans