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Hi Melissa,

 

It’s worth reviewing the archives of our previous posts because we had this very conversation on the list not too long ago (see http://www.educause.edu/discuss/constituent-groups-about-information-technology-management-and-leadership/it-communications-constituent-group).  My recollection is that we were somewhat divided on the overall value; lots of us come from places that do them annually, but others (like mine) have pulled back on the frequency. Our last report was a short one on our strategic plan/accomplishments from 2009-12. See http://www.albany.edu/its/images/Strategic_Plan_for_IT_2009-12.pdf. We had very positive feedback regarding the shorter format.

 

You can also check out the ITCOMM wiki at http://www.educause.edu/wiki/plans-and-reports. We haven’t updated this in a while, but it should give you some ideas from a few years ago. Again, if you go to the archives and find the more recent posts, I’m sure there are links listed there, too.

 

I don’t mean to put Alison Oslund on the spot, but she and her team at Texas A&M have done amazing work! J Several of their annual reports are in the wiki.

 

Lisa

 

Lisa Trubitt

Assistant CIO

University at Albany, SUNY

 

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Thank-you so much, Lisa!  I will certainly take a look a those resources and past conversations.  

I apologize for the overlap in topics. I'm new to EDUCAUSE and to this group - just joined in October.

Take care!
Melissa

Hello IT Communicators,
We are considering creating an annual report specific to the IT Department.   We've always been a part of the broader annual report for the university as a whole, but we've never produced a report specific to IT.  There is now some interest coming from our CIO's office to do so. 

I know this is not a revolutionary concept, but it will be my responsibility to create and produce this thing (in-house, of course).  That means, I will have to generate buy-in for the concept among our departments, gather statistics and stories, design it, and issue a booklet in both a paper and virtual format.  So it is a big undertaking for an already stretched 1-person communication office.  That is why I am asking for your guidance/advice.  

I have a two part question for you…
  1. Is it worth it?  Most departments at our university that produce their own annual report are doing so as more of a fundraising/development tool.  We don’t need to fundraise to an outside audience.  On the other hand, we do need to toot our horn to an internal audience (more than we currently do) to ensure our allotment of the budget is justified.
  2. Examples?  If your IT department issues an annual report, I'd love to see a copy of it.  I'm starting from square 1, so I'd like to get an idea of what an IT specific report contains and how it is presented.  
Thanks, in advance, for your help and ideas!
Melissa Palacios

Melissa Palacios
Project & Communications Manager
Information Technology
College of William & Mary
757-221-7816



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Hi Melissa,

 

It’s worth reviewing the archives of our previous posts because we had this very conversation on the list not too long ago (see http://www.educause.edu/discuss/constituent-groups-about-information-technology-management-and-leadership/it-communications-constituent-group).  My recollection is that we were somewhat divided on the overall value; lots of us come from places that do them annually, but others (like mine) have pulled back on the frequency. Our last report was a short one on our strategic plan/accomplishments from 2009-12. See http://www.albany.edu/its/images/Strategic_Plan_for_IT_2009-12.pdf. We had very positive feedback regarding the shorter format.

 

You can also check out the ITCOMM wiki at http://www.educause.edu/wiki/plans-and-reports. We haven’t updated this in a while, but it should give you some ideas from a few years ago. Again, if you go to the archives and find the more recent posts, I’m sure there are links listed there, too.

 

I don’t mean to put Alison Oslund on the spot, but she and her team at Texas A&M have done amazing work! J Several of their annual reports are in the wiki.

 

Lisa

 

Lisa Trubitt

Assistant CIO

University at Albany, SUNY

 

Thank-you so much, Lisa!  I will certainly take a look a those resources and past conversations.  

I apologize for the overlap in topics. I'm new to EDUCAUSE and to this group - just joined in October.

Take care!
Melissa

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