Project Proposal Submission and Prioritization

The Project Prioritization Process

Once a year, the ITS Project Office issues a call for project proposals to the campus. All proposals submitted go through the ITS project prioritization process, which is the framework we use to select the projects that best support HSU's Strategic Plan and current priorities, as well as provide the greatest value to the campus.

Proposals are scored by the Project Prioritization Steering Committee using a scoring rubric designed specifically for this purpose. Based on those results and the availability of ITS staff resources, we prepare a proposed project schedule for the committee to include with their recommendations to the President’s Administrative Team.  Bear in mind that a high-scoring project may not be able to start immediately if funds or resources are not immediately available; conversely, a lower-scoring project may be able to start immediately because the necessary funds and/or resources are available.

The President's Administrative Team makes the final decision as to which projects will move forward, which need further work, and which will not be acted on at this time.

The Fall 2021 prioritization cycle will open on Monday, December 6th, and close at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 20th. Check out the entire prioritization calendar here, for more information.

Submitting an ITS Project Proposal

To create a new project proposal, you need to complete a Project Request Form. If you need assistance with the detailed form, check out the instructions here, or email the project office at itspo@humboldt.edu for assistance.  The request form will allow you to save your progress if you are pressed for time.

If you are looking for advice on how to acquire the most appropriate software for your needs, please refer to the Internal Technology Acquisition Review (ITAR) page.

Editing or changing your request prior to the closing date

If you’re returning to continue working on a proposal that’s already been started or to check the status of a request that’s been submitted go to our Project Requests Page.  

Project Prioritization Steering Committee

Current Project Prioritization Steering Committee members are:

  • Bethany Rizzardi, CIO & Academic Affairs Division.
  • Elizabeth Whitchurch, Facilities Special Projects Coordinator, Administrative Affairs Division
  • Peggy Metzger, Financial Aid Office Director, Enrollment Management Division
  • Jim Graham, Assistant Professor, Geospatial Science