What problems do you encounter that IT could help solve?
As we move into a new format that will make it easier to discuss the future of IT@Cornell, it seems like a good time to invite your suggestions for directions the conversation could take. What haven’t we asked about computing and technology at Cornell that you would like us to ask?
Some IT services are offered on a cost-recovery basis while others are not. What general principles should apply in determining the most appropriate way of covering IT service costs?
What are the core IT skills that will be required in 2017? What should we do, starting today, to develop those skills?
What is the Cornell IT community doing today that it should not be doing by 2017?
If you were Cornell’s Chief Information Officer, what’s the first decision you would make? And the second?
Pretend for a moment that money is not our chief constraint. What should be the five priorities in the 2013-2017 IT Strategic Plan that will result in an exceptional IT environment for the Cornell community?
What things should we be doing, starting today, to position ourselves as a national IT leader by 2017?
In thinking about IT@Cornell, how important are issues of social responsibility, such as green IT?
Research IT has typically been held separate from many of the plans and processes in other domains (like administration and even learning technologies). Should this separation be continued or are there useful ways for IT@Cornell to more directly support the research mission?
What differentiates your college/school/unit from competitive peers around the world? What IT services or support would improve your competitiveness or differentiation?
How important is it to have similar technology infrastructure in classrooms across Cornell? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of having common classroom IT infrastructure?
How would you assess the user experience of someone interacting with Cornell’s IT systems and services? How would you improve them?