IT Governance is entering its seventh year as the guiding policy and planning body for information technology at Cal Poly Pomona. I am proud of the achievements of the IT Governance Executive Committee and its seven committees, councils and affiliated working groups. The state of technology at Cal Poly Pomona has continued to improve dramatically as a result of the work of the Accessible Technology Initiative Steering Committee, Administrative Computing Subcommittee, Classroom Technology Working Group, eLearning Advisory Board, Emerging Technologies Task Force, Information Security Governance Council and Web Guidance Subcommittee.
I look forward to another very productive year in 2010–2011.
— President J. Michael Ortiz, 2010
The Purpose and Role of Information Technology at Cal Poly Pomona
In May 2004, the IT Governance Executive Committee met for a planning workshop to begin to envision the desired future state of information technology at Cal Poly Pomona. After extensive and wide ranging discussions, the committee adopted the following statement on the Purpose and Role of Information Technology as a target for the campus to build towards. The IT Governance Executive Committee serves as the campus-wide body working to advance this vision.
Information technology is a catalyst for productivity, creativity, and community that enhances learning opportunities in an environment of unlimited demands and limited resources.
At Cal Poly Pomona, information technology:
- serves as a seamless and transparent utility, easy-to-use and worry-free;
- fosters new and non-traditional educational opportunities, free of time and place restrictions, and supports life-long learning;
- supports community and communication by offering tools for collaboration;
- provides an infrastructure for efficient and effective processes and services, to benefit students, staff, faculty, and the community;
- offers easy and effective access to information, in support of learning, research, planning, and personal and professional development;
- accommodates and enables a wide variety of learning and working styles and needs for a diverse community;
- and creates an attractive environment for students, faculty, and staff, providing a competitive edge for recruitment and retention.