UCLA's Information Technology Strategic Vision forms the framework for the direction of IT on campus. Influenced by the thoughts and requirements about information technology articulated by campus academic and administrative leaders interviewed during FY 01/02, five Areas of Emphasis have been identified: Student Integration, Research Leadership, Scholarly Interaction, Increased Productivity, and Community Interaction.
UCLA's IT strategic vision is the catalyst for considering how UCLA might -- as an institution -- build on its unit-by-unit expertise in supporting instruction to create a consistent campus-wide environment that supports both instruction and research collaboration.
"Educational technology now plays a critical role in learning and teaching in many disciplines at UCLA. The FCET believes that our students now require a consistent, powerful, and transparent application of our educational technology applications across disciplines and across the campus."
In fall 2005, this vision was endorsed by the Educational Technology Executive Sponsors (Associate Vice Provost Larry Loeher, Executive Dean Patricia O'Brien, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education Judith Smith and University Librarian Gary Strong). The ITPB endorsed the FCET's proposal for undertaking a campus-wide review of this recommendation.