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St. Joseph's College strategic technology plan

Client Description

St. Joseph’s College, a liberal arts college in Maine, draws in students nationally through its distance education program.


Several issues drove the decision to have the assessment done, including the need to:

  • Adapt to emerging technologies, such as broadband wireless access
  • Create technology-equipped classrooms and support faculty technology usage 
  • Integrate databases and services with a legacy system to improve functionality
  • Evaluate the current IT organization at the school
  • Work within the limits of Information Systems resources, both in staffing and budget

BerryDunn’s Solution/Approach

BerryDunn conducted an independent assessment of IT by conducting surveys and holding meetings with IT staff and members from end-user departments. A number of key findings emerged from the interviews and surveys, including but not limited to the following:

  • Business processes were not user-friendly
  • The level of software available to faculty was not the same for all faculty members
  • There was a need for interactive software to develop and enhance critical thinking
  • Faculty was poorly trained for existing technology, and would need training in the use of any technologies to be adopted by the College


We identified and prioritized the College’s IT-related challenges; created an efficient, workable plan for improving information technologies; involved over 50 campus stakeholders from the president to current students; and improved service to business and academic processes throughout the college.

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