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Strategic ICT Toolkit

Funded by JISC - Project duration: Jan 2011 - June 2011

JISC LogoUCLan have received funding to test the Strategic ICT Toolkit, developed by The University of Nottingham through a JISC commission. The aim of the toolkit is to help HEIs to analyse, assess and develop their strategic use of information technologies.

Project Team

  • Lucy Nelson: Project Manager
  • Lisa Banks: Head of LIS Business Support
  • Michael Ahern: Director of Learning & Information Services
  • Dave Phoenix: Deputy Vice Chancellor, with responsibility for Strategic Planning and Performance Management

Outputs and Results

  • Outputs from Strategic ICT Toolkit Field Test
  • Project Team’s Perspective of UCLan’s “As Is”
  • Results of the SICT Toolkit
  • Recommendations for UCLan SICTT
  • Feedback on the Strategic ICT Toolkit
  • Short introduction to project (video)

Aims & objectives

The aims and objective of the project are:

  • To field test the Strategic ICT Toolkit (SICTT) at UCLan
  • To use the Strategic ICT Toolkit to understand UCLan’s current level of maturity in terms of alignment and integration of the ICT strategy to the institutional strategies with a view to assessing how our maturity can be developed further.
  • To assess the value of the SICTT to inform the HE sector and help JISC promote the toolkit.
  • To provide the JISC Strategic ICT Toolkit development team with feedback suggestions for improvement based on the experience of using the toolkit.
  • To disseminate our experience of the toolkit and its benefits within the sector.
  • To share our experiences and ‘lessons learnt’ with the wider sector.
  • Create a business case for change, enabling UCLan to improve its current ICT strategy development process and alignment with business unit delivery plans.
  • Provide a greater understanding at the Senior Management Team level of the benefits of aligning ICT strategies with business needs.
  • Establish best practice for the development of the future Information Strategy and for aligning the development of the delivery plans.