We can achieve far more collaborating across Penn State than we can achieve individually within units. Through the concept of OneIT, we are transforming our focus by:

  • proactively aligning our resources to support the University’s strategic plan;
  • empowering our faculty and students to fulfill the important mission of the University; and
  • presenting ourselves as professionals within one organization to support the mission of the University.

Re-imagining IT at Penn State

Penn State IT is embarking on an initiative focused on re-imagining IT, in an effort to provide more strategic support and service to our stakeholders across the University. The first three areas of focus will be organizational design, staff development and governance.

Michael Kubit has pulled together a team of the senior-most leaders in IT, representing the diverse and critical areas of the University, to lead this initiative. Members of the Re-imagining IT team are pictured below.

an image of the Re-imagining IT Team

Members of the Re-imagining IT Team include (seated, from left): Bill Wrobleski, Tim Shuey, Jennifer Sparrow, Veronica Longenecker, Erika Shoffner, Adam Caimi, Krystal McMillen, John Hoh; (standing, from left): Chris Lucas, David Gindhart, Jen Stedelin, Jon Crutchfield, Don Welch, Greg Madden, Ed Zuech and Michael Kubit.

Re-imagining IT updates

Focus groups are key part of data collection

Re-imagining IT will enable the organization as a whole to optimize resources so each college, campus and administrative unit can meet its specific needs, best serve the institution, and create capacity for innovation.

Research, Administrative IT, Outreach, College, Commonwealth Campuses and Enterprise IT are all represented on the Re-imagining IT Team.

The team held a retreat on May 1 where it discussed how it will work together, the format for the recommendations, and the timeline.

Focus groups with key stakeholders, including faculty and students, have been conducted. Sessions with researchers from across the University are ongoing. Sessions will be scheduled with other key stakeholder groups, including IT staff, IT directors, deans, administrators, and non-IT staff.

The team will use information from the stakeholder groups, along with the current state assessment that was done by Gartner and other data, to help inform the recommendations that will be made to the University’s senior executive leadership (President Barron, Nick Jones, and David Gray) in the fall.

The team is utilizing an external facilitator to help guide the process.

Penn State IT Updates

Keep up-to-date on news and information from across all of Penn State IT.

OneIT Vision

On June 30, 2017, Michael Kubit shared his objectives for Penn State Information Technology (IT). While there are IT departments spread throughout multiple campuses and colleges, Kubit’s objectives work toward a vision of OneIT across Penn State. Continue reading OneIT Vision

May 2017 Penn State IT All-Staff Meeting

On May 15, 2017, staff members from across Penn State IT gathered for the Penn State IT All-Staff Meeting. During the meeting, Michael Kubit shared his observations from his first few months at Penn State IT, including the importance of investing in our staff members and a need for closer alignment with Penn State’s strategic plan. The IT Impact Awards were also presented to outstanding staff members across Penn State IT. Continue reading May 2017 Penn State IT All-Staff Meeting

Discovery Working Groups

During the May 2017 IT Leadership Summit, Michael Kubit announced the creation of seven Discovery Working Groups tasked with collecting data around applications, budget and finance, communications, infrastructure, people, security and risk, and service management with Penn State IT. Continue reading Discovery Working Groups

IT Leadership Summit

On March 22, 2017, IT leaders from across the University came together to discuss a shared vision for Penn State IT. In addition to participating in numerous activities, attendees heard from Ann Clements, associate professor of music education, and Adri van Duin, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, on the many ways faculty use and rely on services provided by Penn State IT. Continue reading IT Leadership Summit