With the rapidly changing instructional environment and technology offerings, an academic roadmap is needed to guide the Learn@UW Executive Committee in making key decisions in planning and budget exercise, specifically:

  • Prioritize financial support for system wide instructional applications
  • Build capacity and responsiveness for future needs
  • Develop an understanding of the learning ecosystem within the system

A project is initiated in Spring 2014 to develop an Academic Technology Roadmap for the next three to five years. A task force will study the current and future needs of the campuses and identify those needs and plans that are common. The Roadmap will be of value to the campuses for academic IT planning as opportunities for collaboration and cost savings in centrally supported systems are identified.

The project includes three main tasks in 2014:

  • An internal environmental scan of the UWS campus IT plans with a focus of academic programs and technology [March – April]
  • An external scan of national trends in academic technology environment in the next 3-5 years [April – May]
  • A summit bringing together technology and academic program leaders from each campus [June 4-5 2014 at UW-La Crosse]
  • Develop a report to disseminate findings [July]


  • Tanya Joosten – UW-Milwaukee (Chair)
  • Robert Hoar – UW-LaCrosse
  • Rovy Branon – UW-Extension
  • Renee Pfeifer-Luckett – UW-Whitewater
  • Lorna Wong – UW-System Administration