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Vanderbilt IT Strategic Plan


 Strategy Infographic


The VUIT Strategic Plan is our team road map that will not only shape the direction of VUIT for the coming years, but also serve as a collective blueprint for the future. The plan is driven by 4 strategic priorities, 14 strategic goals, and approximately 60 strategic tasks. The success of the Strategic Plan relies on all of VUIT and will require many different teams to work collaboratively, cooperatively, and closely together. 











VUIT Strategic Priorities infographic text 


 News & Updates
  • On April 22, the VUIT Strategy team hosted the annual strategic refresh session. During the interactive session, strategy leaders celebrated the 2020 accomplishments, revised the current strategic priorities and goals, and developed a collaborative plan to move forward. Part retrospective, part working session, and part time-out, running the refresh session ensures our strategy stays present in everyone’s mind, up-to-date with changes in our environment, and relevant to everyday operations. 

Strategy Refresh



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July Strategy Dashboard

July 2021 Strategy Dashboard

July 2021 Strategy Task Update

1. Engage VU Strategic Plan

Enhance VUIT's support of the university by increasing our services and value to customers 

Engage VU Strategic Plan

Strategic Goals:

1a. Align VUIT with institutional goals

1b. Develop a strategy to consistently engage with Research

1c. Equip VUIT staff with the tools to understand, evolve, and promote our services to all University constituencies

1d. Incorporate a data driven emphasis into our work

2. RETAIN, Develop, and Attract DIverse TALENT

Assure a first-class workforce in a first-class workplace

Attract, Develop, and Retain Distinctive TalentStrategic Goals:

2a. Assure the growth and development of a diverse team

2b. Empower our team to grow their skill sets

2c. Enhance and articulate a competitice employee proposition


3. Deliver Outstanding technical agenda

Provide speed to value technology

Deliever Outstanding Technical AgendaStrategic Goals:

3a. Advance digital transformation

3b. Assure reliable, accessible, serviceable, and secure technology infrastructure

3c. Expand self-service capabilities with technologies, including AI

3d. Identify and reduce IT risk in the delivery of our products and services

3e. Leverage Architecture Reviews to align technology to business strategy

4. Elevate Customer-Focused Practices

Radically inflect our processes, roles, and language towards customer accessibility and visibility

Customer-Focused Service

Strategic Goals:

4a. Communicate actively and effectively to the broad VU community

4b. Demonstrate customer focus by actively engaging the client agenda

4c. Establish and develop a structured change management approach

4d. Foster a culture to drive continuous service improvements

4e. Improve each customer contact technique and effectively integrate them

                                                  4f. Support the flexible work needs of students, faculty, and staff

5. Advance Cybersecurity

Protecting the university's intellectual property, data, and reputation

Advance CybersecurityStrategic Goals: 

5a. Develop processes and implement standards

5b. Enforce alignment with policies

5c. Establish governance

5d. Transform cybersecurity culture and awareness