Join Us for AMP Open Forums

July 20, 2023

Dear OSU Colleagues,


We are pleased to introduce the Administrative Modernization Program (AMP) — an ambitious initiative that advances a key action in OSU’s Strategic Plan 4.0 to integrate and simplify technology systems, data practices, and policies. AMP will replace OSU’s outdated core administrative IT systems, increase capacity, standardize processes and tools, and streamline support capabilities. Also included are an updated data ecosystem, additional automation, and implementation of new cloud-based technologies.

Over the past year, an AMP project team has been working in a “silent phase” to build the project plan and budget. The effort will be funded with up to $50M in OSU bond proceeds, repaid in subsequent years with at least $10M in lower IT and other administrative costs annually. The team has conducted meetings with university senior leaders focused on organizational change management and developing guiding principles, vision, and approach.

This project is much more than a technical upgrade. Critical to the success of AMP—and the cost savings we’ll be able to redirect to our research and teaching mission—is the development and implementation of simpler and more efficient administrative processes and practices that leverage the power of the technology we’re installing.

Since improving processes and practices will involve the entire OSU community at some level, the team has prepared a podcast series that makes it easy to understand the key elements of the project: https://beav.es/amp-preparedness-podcast. In addition, we’re hosting several open university forums from July through early October during which the team will provide information about AMP and invite questions and discussion. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a session:

  • Thursday, July 27, 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 14, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 20, 9:00-10:00 am
  • Monday, October 9, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Additional details can be found here: https://uit.oregonstate.edu/amp/amp-open-forums.

The organizational and digital transformation AMP will bring to OSU is critical to the university’s long-term success. In turn, the project’s success depends on the full OSU community getting engaged. Please check out the podcast, join a forum, and bring your ideas.

Sincerely,

Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President

Mike Green

Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Finance Officer

Andrea Ballinger

Vice Provost for University Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer