UChicago IT is an IT Services-led initiative, in collaboration with unit and divisional IT to support the mission of the Institution.
UChicago IT is built on the four interrelated initiatives below. Please take time to fully explore each.
IT doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes time, dedication, and insight from talented professionals and leaders across the organization. The ITLC will become a focal point for advancing IT at UChicago.
People are our greatest investment. The UChicago IT Academy will be established to support training and professional development, nurture emerging IT leaders, and create IT career paths at UChicago.
IT is about community as much as it is about technology. IT Connects is designed to help strengthen that community, highlight new opportunities to engage and collaborate, and inspire innovative thought.
The newly formed IT Leadership Council (ITLC) has selected Board members to provide leadership and guide the formation of the group. Board membership is typically a two year commitment, but members agreed to a one and two year staggered term in this initial year....read more
At the end of 2016 we concluded the primary data collection phase and have started to look at trends in what was reported. We did not gather data on every aspect of IT from all the units we are working with, but we have been pouring over the data and cross referencing...read more
Thanks to the hard work of our Unit and Division colleagues from across the University, we have begun to receive responses to our campus-wide data collection efforts. The information our partners are providing is extensive and will go a long way in helping define...read more
Data collection for the IT Rationalization project officially kicked off with the broader campus community in mid-September. While we know this is a significant effort for all involved, IT Services is grateful for the work each unit and division is putting into this...read more
Today we provided a detailed review of the UChicago IT initiative to Forum for Academic Computing and Technology (FACT) group. FACT is a group designed for members of UChicago academic IT community and is meant to provide an opportunity to discuss campus-wide IT...read more
Today the UChicago IT website got an update with a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) section. The FAQ page seeks to answer many of the questions we have already received and ones that we know we are going to get. Our plan is to continue to add answers to new...read more
Today, Chris Riedel, IT Rationalization project lead, and Rob Speer, program manager, provided a briefing to the Shared Services Program Team. Much of the content of the presentation mirrored that of what is currently available on this site. The ITR project was...read more
The University of Chicago Medicine Development Office, in collaboration with Tableau Software, will be hosting the first UChicago Tableau Day on Tuesday, August 23rd. Tableau Day is designed to provide an open forum to discuss how Tableau is currently being used on...read more
On Tuesday, August ninth, the IT Services Senior Leadership Group hosted the monthly IT Leaders Lunch. This lunch brings together leaders from both central and decentralized IT organizations across UChicago. During this meeting Cole Camplese and Chris Riedel lead an...read more
On Tuesday, August second, we provided an opening presentation for the IT Services Senior Leadership Group. This update provided members of the CIO's senior staff with an opportunity to better understand the goals of the IT Rationalization program that is now underway...read more