Interactive site aims to help leaders and administrators uncover gaps and opportunities in current strategic plans

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Interactive site aims to help leaders and administrators uncover gaps and opportunities in current strategic plans

A new interactive report intends to help higher-ed institutions strengthen their strategic technology plans by offering precise data to help leaders find gaps–and opportunities–in their current plans.

The State of Higher Ed Strategic Technology Planning Interactive Report from Apogee, a managed services provider focused on higher education, provides insights and solutions that let administrators understand where things stood pre-pandemic–whether their strategic plan initiatives were average, over-indexing vis-à-vis schools like theirs, or whether strategic imperatives were missed in light of pandemic hindsight–and how they can refine and strengthen their strategic plans in the future.

An infographic highlighting key findings from the company’s research into the online learning initiatives in higher ed strategic plans is also available. The research revealed that only 40 percent of institutions had online learning initiatives pre-pandemic.

While schools increased overall pedagogical initiatives from 76 percent to 84 percent over the last five years, technology initiatives dropped from 71 percent to 64 percent over the same period. The data suggests that schools took their foot off the gas and wound up technologically unprepared for the emergency shift to remote learning during the pandemic and a more equitable future of blended, multi-modal learning.

Laura Ascione