Key Initiatives

Each of the following initiatives serve the University’s strategy for meeting the goals identified in Strategic Plan 3.0, and to develop greater accountability and greater efficiencies in institutional and administrative functions. The benefits gained from these initiatives depend on the University’s ability to invest, the capacity to absorb new initiatives, and our community’s willingness to act collectively and purposefully toward common solutions.

  1. Transformative learning experience
    • Empower learners and teachers by extending the Learn@OregonState ecosystem of learning tools and analytical capability. Leverage our investment in Unizin to accelerate progress toward a transformative experience for all learners.
    • Embrace open content and new forms of course materials, substantially lowering the cost for learners and guaranteeing access from the first day of the course.
    • Develop next generation approaches for informal learning spaces, creating technology-enhanced digital maker and visualization learning spaces that support learner engagement with the tools and approaches of the 21st century.
  2. 21st century work experience
    • Fully embrace contemporary solutions for productivity, supporting communication and collaboration activities that are fully device and location independent, supporting the complex work styles of our community members.
    • Invest in technology-enhanced administrative services when accompanied by business process improvements to create true efficiency in the work experience.
    • Invest in training to assure that OSU’s technology investments are fully utilized by our faculty, staff and learners.
  3. Research growth
    • Move to a university-scale approach to cyber-infrastructure with a comprehensive data center and research computing strategy.
    • Create a center of excellence for research computing, offering programs and expertise that help OSU researchers most effectively move toward big data-scale solutions.
    • Bring research administrative functions into the 21st century through technology enabled, efficient business processes. This improves researcher efficiency, improves the university’s compliance profile, and enables a deeper and more accurate understanding of progress and gaps.
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