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Focus on IT for education and administration in 2017

On the background of an analysis of the university’s IT needs, a number of IT projects have been assigned top priority in 2017. In line with the university’s digitisation strategy, focus will be on IT projects which support the university’s educational activities and contribute to a simplification of the administrative work processes.

The administration’s management team (LEA) has now prioritised the university’s IT projects.

This is the result of a process in which requests from the administrative centres and the administrative divisions have been collected, and the individual projects have been assessed and resources prioritised using the joint decision model (in Danish).

Especially projects which reduce and simplify the system architecture at AU will be in focus this year. The following IT projects have been assigned highest priority in 2017:

  1. Tjek & Go: Simplification of administrative work processes in connection with hires and resignations.

  2. Joint course and examination administration: One joint planning system which can create an overview for planners, students and academic staff. This system must ensure that planning data are not spread across different systems, and that the same information does not have to be registered twice in different systems.

  3. Blackboard on a shared operating platform: Merging Blackboard BSS with AU Blackboard.

  4. Phase-out of old IT systems: Phase-out of administrative systems which have been replaced completely or partly by new joint systems. The project will be carried out to reduce the level of complexity of AU’s IT platform and increase data security.

The projects have been prioritised on the background of an analysis of the university’s IT needs carried out by AU IT in autumn 2016, and the digitisation strategy which was approved in February 2017.

See all the prioritised projects and read more about the individual projects in progress (in Danish). 

Prioritisation of IT projects at AU

Every year, AU receives numerous proposals for IT projects from the entire university – many more proposals than AU IT is able to realise. This is why it is important to prioritise the projects so that resources go to the projects that benefit the university most. AU IT and LEA will work closely together to prioritise the university’s IT projects.

This will contribute to ensuring that projects are carried out according to the agreed deadline, price and quality. LEA will receive quarterly status reports on the projects, and will reevaluate the prioritisation of all projects in August this year.

Inquiries regarding new initiatives, projects, advice on starting a project or information on whether AU IT can provide system support or the like can be sent to portefolje.it@au.dk.