U-M IT Strategy

Technology empowers the leaders and best.
The University of Michigan’s IT Strategy sets direction for how technology can enrich the U-M experience and inspire people to do amazing things.

U-M IT Strategic Goals

Collaborative, yet secure, research and learning

“Developing both infrastructure and ways to extend the capacities of information technology to all the different parts of the campus is going to be essential for everything we accomplish together in the years ahead.”

President Mark Schlissel, University of Michigan

Learning laboratory to change how the world teaches and learns

“The strategic goals and initiatives in this plan keep us on the path towards the best possible campus experience, and position us to provide leadership to educators and learners everywhere.”Barry Fishman, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies, School of Information and School of Education

Minimal administrative overhead

“The organizing processes that help students, faculty, and staff manage U-M’s complex, creative enterprise must be simple and seamless so our spirit can be focused on our most significant and impactful work.”James Paul Holloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education, University of Michigan, Professor of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Unified research computing and data science ecosystem

“U-M can lead the nation by creating the first unified research computing and data environment that integrates, at scale, its health science, engineering, natural science, and social science research computing and data programs.”Eric Michielssen, AVP for Advanced Research Computing

Learning health system via integrated data and collaborative platforms

“This is what the future of information technology, knowledge creation, and innovation will look like. The fact that this strategy emphasizes the collective efforts of our IT staff, new ways of managing data, and a deeper integration of IT in research, education and patient care across the university makes it even more exciting.”Andrew Rosenberg M.D., Chief Information Officer-interim, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers

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If you have questions or comments, or are interested in having a representative from the Office of the CIO facilitate a discussion about the plan with your team, contact the IT Strategic Planning Team at IT.Strategic.Planning@umich.edu.