Project Proposal Submission and Prioritization

Submitting an ITS Project Proposal

To create a new project proposal, you need to complete a Project Request Form. If you need assistance, check out the instructions or give the ITS Project Office a call. 

Enter the project management system here 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.

If you are looking for advice on how to acquire the most appropriate software for your needs, please refer to the ITS Software Acquisition Guide.

The Project Prioritization Process

Once or twice 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 Cabinet.  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 Cabinet 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 whole process normally takes around 10-12 weeks from submission to results, and new projects usually begin in January and/or July. 

Check out the most recent prioritization results.

Project Prioritization Steering Committee

Current Project Prioritization Steering Committee members are:

  • Bethany Rizzardi, Interim CIO
  • TBD, Academic Affairs Division
  • Elizabeth Whitchurch, Administrative Affairs Division
  • Brian Mistler, Director, Health Center, Student Affairs Division
  • TBD, University Advancement
  • Jim Graham, Assistant Professor, Geospatial Science