Higher Education is a distinct enterprise continually reaching out to find leading-edge implementations of information technology to transform the administrative, teaching, research, and service missions of the institution. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, Information and Instructional Technologies are considered essential components to fulfill the mission of the university. It is considered instrumental for improving information exchange, enhancing teaching and learning, and increasing productivity. We recognize that technology is conceptually changing how we conduct business and how we communicate.
Planning for technology is difficult given the changing and evolving landscape of the organization. In addition, we face growing financial challenges as we continue to grow and evolve into an integrated State-wide Higher Education System. However, our university needs to determine strategic goals that shape our tactical plans as we explore, evaluate, select, and implement technology solutions. This Technology Master Plan was developed to align with the strategic goals and initiatives of the university as a whole.