Executive Summary

The Desert Community College District continues its progress to fully integrate various planning documents into a cohesive, college-wide planning process. The Technology Master Plan is one of three documents used to guide progress at College of the Desert. This updated 2020-2025 Technology Master Plan supports the college’s Strategic Master Plan and maps technology goals and objectives to the Strategic Plan goals. It also provides a framework for technology direction, strategy, acquisition, replacement and deployment on a district-wide basis.

The Technology Master Plan (TMP) defines the district’s technology mission and​ identifies technology goals and objectives. ​​These goals and objectives are mapped back into the District’s strategic goals. The TMP defines technology standards, criteria for acquiring new technology as well as establishing refresh cycles for equipment.

The Information Systems and Technology Committee monitors progress toward fulfilling the goals of the Plan and develops initiatives to meet the goals on an annual basis. The annual updates will be accomplished using input from the existing Educational Technology and Distance Education committee and Distance Education sub-committee.

It is noted that the extent of implementation​ and associated funding will be determined annually by need and the availability of funding sources.​​​​

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