KU IT ― A Partner in the Success of Bold Aspirations
Our goal in KU Information Technology (KU IT) is to partner with KU students, faculty, staff and researchers in providing the tools, systems and solutions you need for success.
KU IT has aligned our efforts with Bold Aspirations, the University’s strategic vision of being recognized as a top-tier international research institution. Our major IT projects and initiatives support Bold Aspirations (BA) and Changing for Excellence (CFE), the road map to achieving this success.
KU Information Technology is more than computers and cables. We are true strategic partners with the customers we serve in providing a broad-range of customer-focused solutions and campus technical infrastructure. Our success as an organization would not be possible without the help, support and collaboration of our partners across campus. Their dedication to KU’s academic and research missions inspires us to identify, design and build technology solutions to support the outstanding work they do.
KU IT continues to improve technologies to meet the needs of KU students, faculty, staff and researchers. We have expanded and upgraded wireless networks across campus; added mobile technologies and a virtual lab for students; and increased technology support for departmental services.
This year we launched myKU, the redesigned KU portal, as a one-stop site for student and faculty information from Blackboard and Enroll & Pay to email and other services. We also are rolling out the Microsoft Lync to provide a new and powerful way to communicate with colleagues and students at KU, and beyond our campus. With the click of a button faculty, staff and students can open a text chat, make a voice or video call, or even start an online meeting. By federating with other organizations, we’ll make it easier for KU faculty, staff and researchers to communicate and collaborate with colleagues in institutions around the world. Our first Lync federation is complete with the University of Missouri.
Along with enhanced communication, we are working to support better collaboration by introducing a new online community where people can work together, sharing information, files, expertise and more. KU faculty, staff and students will be able to follows others with similar interests across academic and research disciplines, and engage in robust discussions and share knowledge. We are working to bring this new online community to campus by fall 2014.
Our primary focus at KU IT is on innovation that supports and amplifies the academic and research goals of the University, individual units and people. Contact KU IT and let us partner with you to serve your needs and make your experience on campus successful.
Chief Information Officer
University of Kansas