June 19, 2020

At the end of May, the IT Recovery Subcommittee conducted a survey to assess the technology needs of our One IT community. We have analyzed the responses of nearly 200 IT professionals supporting a wide range of services in colleges, schools, research centers, as well as central IT units to better gauge technical resources that may be needed during the recovery process. View survey results and recommendations(PDF). Additional ideas shared in the survey around tools to help us better support teaching, learning, and work this fall are still being reviewed and further recommendations will be forthcoming. We are happy to announce the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) is now accepting applications to help connect undergraduate and graduate students with adequate technology to support a remote educational experience (e.g. laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, noise cancelling headphones, etc.) Research, Teaching, and Learning launched their new Keep Teaching website as a hub for instructors to find resources to support fall courses. The telecommuting resources website continues to be updated in support of our campus community working remotely. A reference guide is now available for those needing equipment and training. Several other projects are in development including a health tracking app and software to help with space planning in campus buildings. More information on these projects will be shared in the weeks to come.