Friday, October 14, 2005

New Email Addresses...

As promised, I've got two new email addresses to help get more input for the strategic planning process.

The first one is If you:

  • have a question about technology at ASU,

  • you're frustrated by a technology failure,

  • wish we had a service we don't have,

  • or you can’t understand why we do it the way we do?

then send an email to We'll get you an answer and your input will be used to guide the strategic planning process.

The second address is If you want to contribute to the Strategic Plan -- say you have content for the strategic planning process -- but you don’t have the time or inclination to submit it to the wiki directly, just send it in an email to

Include or attach your article, and give us an idea of what section it fits into. We’ll put it in the wiki for you, and either attribute the article to you, or if you prefer, we’ll keep your identity secret.

All input is welcome. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Mark,  October 17, 2005 at 2:08 PM  

I have another idea for getting more people to participate in the process. If we really want to reach all the people who might have something to say, we should consider removing technology from the picture altogether. For some folks, it will just be a barrier.

This is hard for us geeky-people to imagine, I know, but I have talked to a number of otherwise very tech-savvy people who haven't the foggiest idea what a wiki is or how one might use it. That being the case, I think we ought to take it out of the picture for them.

What if a technology person just asked for a little time at a faculty or department meeting or just gathered some faculty/staff/students in a room and *asked them* what they see as the strengths and weaknesses of technology at ASU? Couldn't he or she then identify the appropriate category, open the SWOT on the wiki, edit out any duplicate ideas in his or her notes, and simply add the new comments to it? Seems to me like that kind of strategy might get some voices heard that wouldn't otherwise make it to the table.

Just a thought.