Information Technology
Assessment (ITA)

Technology is integrated into every aspect of education today. Leaders need to know how efficiently IT is aligned with strategic organizational goals. Information technology assessments provide insight and actionable solutions to problems, challenges, and growth opportunities.

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Targeted

The Campus Consortium Foundation (CCF) conducts information technology assessments (ITA) for educational institutions to help them gain insight and identify opportunities. Assessments identify positive practices, areas for improvement, and an overall roadmap. Data-driven assessments evaluate technology, data, culture, and resources in relation to key organizational goals. Standard or customizable assessments provide a detailed report containing measurable insights and improvements. Recommended solutions help systemically align information technology to develop strategic vision. Standard assessments are listed below but customized assessments can also be created.

Comprehensive Assessment: Measures the health of the entire IT organization and provides recommends an actionable roadmap for your people, processes, and technology.

Targeted Assessment: Focuses on specific aspects of the IT organization with deep analysis and problem-solving and provides recommendations and an actionable roadmap for your people, processes and technology.

Intervention: Depending on the urgency and severity of existing problems or recommends an intervention to provide immediate relief or lower the risk.

Health Check: Continuous change means adapting to new challenges and opportunities. Once assessment recommendations are implemented, periodic health check assessments ensure the efficacy of the solution and continuous improvement.

Method

Culturally sensitive education IT leaders and organizational experts use experience and core competencies of healthy IT organizations to guide the process. The positive and productive approach is intended to strengthen the IT organization and optimize investments, resources, and strategy. Assessment teams collaborate behind the scenes to analyze data and create recommendations. Assessments are different for every educational institution. Because accurate assessments depend on transparency and cooperation, During the assessment process, CCF analysts are careful to monitor organizational culture to maintain trust and confidence and avoid exceeding the limits of tolerance and patience of IT staff and the campus community.

Assessment Elements

  • Management: strategy, accountability, leadership, and teamwork.
  • User satisfaction: transparent insight from end users to ensure service delivery.
  • Business Alignment: Decision-makers prioritize. Process and data ownership.
  • Process and Procedures: Workflow, efficiency, automation, integration, training.
  • Staffing: skills, experience, efficiency, availability, and dependencies.
  • Software, systems infrastructure: replace, maintain, increase, decrease, and save.
  • Data Quality: Storage, Governance, Process, Access, and Management.
  • Analyzing Capability: reviewing, analyzing, and training needs by department or need.
  • Security: cybersecurity, data security, incident response, disaster recovery.
  • Compliance: risk management, controls, policies, and change management.
  • Effective Alignment: Align IT strategy, porVolio, and budget with priorities.
  • Culture and Identity: IT is a trusted, communicative, and collaborative partner.

Benefits

  • Match IT resources and functions with key stakeholder expectations.
  • Align IT capabilities with institutional goals.
  • Validate IT focus on priorities and operations
  • Correct IT strategy to improve continuity and services
  • Efficiency, return on investment, lower costs, reduce technology debt
  • Integrate, automate, and streamline workflows; communicate
  • Reliable data and reporting; access to data; data governance
  • Technology expertise, filling gaps and introducing innovation.
  • Meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • IT organization satisfaction, identity, and campus culture
Process
  • Quantitative survey and users/stakeholders
  • Standardized qualitative interviews
  • Analyze IT assets and artifacts
  • IT strength and improvement roadmap
  • Detailed report and presentation of findings
  • Meetings, presentation, committees, workshops
  • Guided Implementation

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Testimonials

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"Campus Consortium Foundation was valuable in helping us find and affordable student engagement solution and communicate with a fabulous EdTech partner."

Dr. Torie Jackson
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
West Virginia University at Parkersburg

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"Working with Campus Consortium Foundation is streamlined, simple and the communication was fantastic"

Anthony K. Wintera
Director of Network Services
Calumet College of Saint Joseph

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"Campus Consortium Foundation was valuable in helping us find its EdTech vendor who provided Single Sign-On, Password Manager, Adaptive Authentication, Mobile App and Automated Provisioning Software and reduced total cost of software and services."

Jake Fowler
Director of Campus Technology
Kansas City Art Institute

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