Digital transformation is integral to Brown University’s efforts to fulfill its education and research mission at the highest standards of excellence. By “digital transformation” we mean the purposeful creation of a cohesive digital ecosystem that provides faculty, staff, students and alumni with the tools and capacities needed to support education and research, business operations, volunteer engagement, and communications, and which are optimally integrated with each other to support data-sharing and efficient maintenance.
The Digital Transformation Project (DTP) is a multi-year project involving stakeholders across the University in creating a digital ecosystem based on three priorities:
- Operational Excellence. The ecosystem will be designed to generate more efficient and effective processes across the University that conserve and grow University resources while making Brown a more collaborative and productive environment for working, learning and living.
- Enhanced Communications. The ecosystem will build community by enhancing communications within and between all of Brown’s stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and community members, with the goal of creating a better-informed and more engaged community of people who are fully committed to Brown’s success.
- Access and Use of Data. The ecosystem will be designed to increase the ability of University constituents to access and use data for the purposes of assessing and evaluating academic and non-academic programs, stewarding resources, targeting communications, and guiding all aspects of University decision-making.