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Inter-campus Cooperation

Posted On: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Posted By: anonymous Tags: Open for comments

Suggestion Received

  • "Create a position responsible for making sure internal IT departments and sister campus IT department are leveraging equities, like software and hardware, to try and save money and time to vet.  A 5 campus IT Software/Services catalogue would be useful."

Current Actions Underway

UMMS IT works extremely closely with other UMass Campus IT areas, across multiple IT domains.

    • Greg works continuously with the CIO’s, often teaming to present key opportunities for collaboration to committees and boards that span all campuses.
    • The Information Security Officer meets monthly with the other campus ISO’s; the IT infrastructure team has regular touchpoints with their counterparts and of course manage the UMMS IT DCO, which is leveraged by multiple other campuses.
    • Academic Computing works closely with the other campuses focusing on Blackboard Learn development and delivery, Accessibility / Universal Design for Learning (UDL) practices with the other campuses.
    • We also have representatives on a committee for a multi campus innovation conference taking place in Boston at the end of April.

Holistically, we continue to look at opportunities for collaboration and cost saving initiatives between the Medical School and our sister campuses.

What suggestions do you have for inter-campus cooperation? Let us know in the comments.