In August 2012 the University Council adopted Griffith 2020, a strategic statement for Griffith over the next decade and beyond. It summarises Griffith's history, the challenges we face, and lays the foundations for Griffith's vision as one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The document notes that Information technology (IT) is now ubiquitous within higher education, which has created both challenges and opportunities. The Vice Chancellor concluded that Whilst Griffith's current use of information technology positions us well for today, our success in the future will rely even more on IT.
In recognition of this, the Vice Chancellor commissioned the development of the Griffith 2020 IT Strategic Directions document. This document is the culmination of a broad consultation process with the extended University community through a Discussion paper; blog posts, including interviews and a student essay competition; focus groups and workshops. All of these provided rich discussion and a myriad of sometimes conflicting ideas which have been brought together to shape the strategic directions for IT at Griffith.
I am pleased to advise that at its 24 October 2012 meeting, the University's Executive Group endorsed the Griffith 2020 IT Strategic Directions paper. The recommendations and actions discussed in the paper will now be brought to life through the University's 3 year IT plan and related budgets.
I thank everyone for their contribution to its development.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Information Services)