University Technology

Information Technology Strategic Plan

The 2017-2022 Information Technology Strategic Plan was accepted by Western Illinois University’s Board of Trustees on June 9, 2017. It identifies strategies and goals intended to guide the adoption of technologies pertaining to teaching, learning, research, and business processes at Western Illinois University. To the extent possible, it provides broad, overarching directions without attempting to identify specific technology solutions. In addition, the plan states University Technology’s “Guiding Principles” and Values.

Prior to its acceptance, the draft was vetted by the University Technology staff, shared for comment with various governance groups including UTAG, the Council for Instructional Technology (CIT, which has representation from both campuses), the Faculty Senate, the Student Government Associations on both campuses, and the Deans and Directors that report directly to the Provost. The University community as a whole was then encouraged to review and provide feedback on the draft during December 2016 and January 2017. Then, in late January, the draft was submitted to Dr. Neumann, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Subsequently, it was reviewed and approved by the President and his Leadership Team.

Questions regarding the plan may be directed to Greg Kain, Executive Director/CIO, at or (309) 298-2554.

IT Strategic Plan Documents & Resources