Goals and Strategies

The IT strategic goals help frame NC State’s future IT infrastructure and position the university to achieve its vision to emerge as a preeminent technological research university. The strategies provide avenues for helping us achieve the goals.

Together, the IT strategic goals and strategies align with the university’s Strategic Planning and put the university’s IT environment on a trajectory for sustained success.


Foster world-leading technological innovation to support teaching and learning, research and outreach.

Enhance the access, usability, security and utilization of data resources to advance research and decision making.


Provide a core IT infrastructure, including hardware, software, people and facilities, that is secure, resilient and adaptable to meet the current and anticipated future needs of the university community.

NC State will use IT governance processes to acquire, develop and allocate IT resources—both finances and people—needed to provide the robust IT services required to achieve the university’s vision and strategic priorities.


The university will foster a culture in which the IT community works effectively across boundaries to address IT challenges, assisted by an effective IT governance structure.

Provide tools and technology-rich physical and virtual spaces that support meaningful connections across university communities.

One-sheet PDF Summary of IT Strategic Goals & Strategies