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Evaluation Criteria

Technology project submissions will be evaluated by the Technology Committee and by University Technology Services according to the following criteria:

Strategic Alignment with Refining Directions and University Technology Strategy

  • Creativity, Innovation and Discovery
  • Contribution to competitive advantage

Tangible and Intangible Benefits

  • Client impact particularly on the student experience
  • Learning impact
  • Decision support capability
  • Efficiency and productivity
  • Process improvements
  • Effectiveness
  • Collaboration and partnerships
  • Other






Costs and Payback

Technical and Fundamentals

  • Project Sponsor and Leadership
  • Resource allocation
  • Faculty and/or Department commitment
  • Project management capability
  • Scope and complexity
  • Alignment with technology architecture
  • Proposed technology Solution
  • Standards
  • Project risk assessment
  • Other






Reduction of Existing Risks

  • Legislative compliance
  • Security management
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Technology currency
  • Other





Note that there are a number of projects approved in previous years that are likely to submit requests for continued funding and while additional funding has not been committed to these projects, they have had high priority.

In the previous year, collaborative projects and those that showed a return on investment seemed most likely to be rated highly.

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