The mission of Ashland University focuses on serving the educational needs of
each student by providing high quality programs that incorporate high expectations of
achievement in a challenging and supportive environment. Technology is a key
component of the educational experience at Ashland University and a sizable portion of the annual
budget is allocated to its effective use in promoting the mission of the university.
Technology touches many aspects of our daily lives and institutions that employ
effective and efficient methods of using technology have an advantage over those that
are struggling with it. Technology has moved from novelty to necessity in a very short
time. This rapid adoption rate and our inherent reliance on technology often bring
technological shortcomings to the forefront. To counter the adverse impact of these
shortcomings it is important that institutions adopt a strategic view of technology,
implement plans to address the ever changing needs for technology, and assess the
evolving technology alternatives available to meet these needs.