DoIT Big Ten campus IT initiatives

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

DoIT is focusing on ten initiatives or sub-initiatives from among the thirty-seven Campus IT Plan charters. These ten were selected by the Leadership Team and the DoIT Management Team based on several criteria: alignment with the Campus Strategic Framework, the Campus IT Strategic Plan and the Madison Undergraduate Initiative; impact on the campus community (users and processes); added efficiency or functionality to the campus; and environmental energy (green) impact. These initiatives link back to the original charters found at:

For reference only, they are numbered 1 through 10 below.

Tier 1 Priority: Invest in “proof of concept”, prototypes or pilots; support current campus efforts.

  1. Data Center Services [Charter 8.1]

    Establish a set of core campus data center infrastructure services, standards, and methodologies and provide these resources to a broad range of campus entities at a competitive price (or free) commensurate with the hosting levels required.

  2. Mobile Computing [Charter 9.1 ]

    Develop an enterprise infrastructure service that supports and promotes the deployment of information and services on mobile devices for faculty, staff, students and visitors. In addition, develop applications, provide ready access to data, and create and support a campus community of developers.

  3. Identity and Access Management (IAM) [Charter 8.2]

    Define, develop and adopt a shared suite of IAM services to reduce duplication in our campus IT environment.

  4. Data Storage and Retrieval [Charter 8.5]

    Establish a suite of (uniformly available) core campus infrastructure services for storage, retrieval, backup, data mining and access.

  5. Campus Collaboration Tools [Charter 9.2]

    Define and implement a set of collaboration tools and services to address teaching, learning, research, outreach and campus services needs.

Tier 2 Priority: Consider pilot investments; support current campus efforts.

  1. Equip Classrooms and Learning Space [Charter 1.a1]

    Identify and incorporate successful design strategies to equip classrooms and learning spaces for formal and informal learning. Accelerate the schedule for the redevelopment and design of classrooms and learning spaces.

  2. Research support: Research Productivity Tools [Charter 6.4]

    Select and deploy research productivity tools to support collaborative research and research management across multiple units within the university, as well as across multiple institutions around the globe.

  3. Campus Administrative Systems [Charter 9.4]

    Develop the major administrative systems-human resources, payroll, student record, etc.-as part of enterprise infrastructure.

  4. Offer a Suite of Instructional Technologies eLearning Roadmap [Charter 1.b3]

    Informed by research, surveys, broader campus initiatives, and the campus community, the Campus eLearning Roadmap Group will consider traditional and innovative teaching approaches to shared teaching and learning challenges and develop a suite of appropriate instructional technology solutions for campus.

  5. Flexible Enterprise Services/Licensing [Charter 9.1 ]

    Develop a set of enterprise infrastructure services with the goal of reducing unnecessary duplication, lowering overall campus costs, improving service and establishing an infrastructure service portfolio that will be leveraged at the campus level.

July 12, 2010