From John Wilson –
This could be a chance to put the “I” in CIO in a meaningful way. To do so, we need to address real Information issues, not just technology and transaction systems issues. These might include, in increasing order of complexity and scope:
Addressing the real overlaps on information providing among DAPS, UIS, PSOS, HR, FRS, etc. (essentially an expansion of the Sander memo idea to where there is duplication and confusion as distinguished from ignorance).
Addressing the real information needs of the management of the institution and what to do about them. DAPS began a series of interviews with deans and other administrators but it kind of got side-tracked by events.
Addressing the lack of a university sense of what is required to have an effective information environment for management, process improvement (e.g., determining the key factors in student success by discipline), etc.