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Information technology strategic plan available for review through Monday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2022) — The University of Kentucky’s draft Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) is available for campuswide review here through Monday, Aug. 8. UK students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review the draft plan and provide feedback and comments via Microsoft Forms.

The UK-ITSP supports UK’s Strategic Plan — The UK-PURPOSE (Plan for Unprecedented Research, Purposeful and Optimal Service and Education): THE STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADVANCE KENTUCKY. The UK-ITSP aims to provide the roadmap for technology, infrastructure and IT services that will enable UK’s continued growth while aligning with The UK-PURPOSE strategic priorities of putting students first, taking care of our people, ensuring greater trust, transparency and accountability, inspiring ingenuity, and bringing together many people, one community.

A series of focus groups, surveys and one-on-one interviews were utilized in Spring 2022 to obtain feedback from over 300 members of the UK community. These discussions and information gathering sessions focused on what students, faculty and staff felt was working well regarding information technology across the enterprise, what expectations were for the future and ways in which their experiences could be enhanced or improved.

These comments and suggestions became the basis for the UK-ITSP goals and action items. In early Summer 2022, the IT Advisory Council, composed of faculty and staff representatives from multiple areas of the university, and Information Technology Services employees reviewed and provided feedback on the draft.

Questions regarding the draft, the creation process, etc. can be directed to ITSaboutYou@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.