In July 2022, University Council agreed to fund the Foundations for Digital Transformation programme. Our bid was successful thanks to the involvement and ideas from many colleagues and students during an extensive scoping stage in which we analysed and assessed University needs.
It became clear from conversations with colleagues and students that before the University can develop more ambitious digital solutions in the future, we need to put in place some of the building blocks and fix some issues with existing systems. So, our first phase is about strengthening our foundations.
Over the next eighteen months, colleagues and students should see improvements in Oxford’s digital services. These could include, expansion of digital assessment in the Exam Schools, and improvements in some of our key administrative systems for academics, researchers and administrators. Although these initial changes will not be entirely transformative, they will make life easier across collegiate Oxford.
As we facilitate the changes, the programme team is also engaging global technology firms, consultants, and advisory partners to seek insights on how other organisations are making similar step changes.
You can read more about the programme in our business case for digital foundations (SSO required).