Two hundred years ago, the technology used to launch Indiana University was simple.
As IU has advanced, so have the ways that information technology supports IU’s research, discovery, and education missions. IT now elevates these missions in ways that would have been unfathomable to IU’s founders.
We have come a long way from paper records, chalkboards and punchcard tabulating machines. As research becomes more technology-intensive, University Information Technology Services (UITS) provides IU faculty the supercomputing speed and support that enables them to answer their research questions. This report chronicles how UITS supports research from climate modeling and precision medicine to music education and healthcare policy.
UITS also supports faculty in their roles as educators by providing teaching technology from the Canvas learning management system, to virtual reality labs and tech-rich Mosaic classrooms.
And the UITS team supports students in their role as learners whether they are reading eTexts, taking courses online, or using accessibility services for students with disabilities.
UITS enables the efficient and effective operations of the university through the Decision Support Initiative and the Constituent Relationship Management Initiative. And UITS secures IU’s data and leverages our expertise to protect the data of other higher education and research institutions as well.
Since UITS’s formation just more than 20 years ago, the people of UITS are proud to contribute to IU’s mission. In the coming years, IT at IU will continue to evolve to most effectively support teaching and research as IU enters its third century.
Brad Wheeler, Ph.D.
IU Vice President for IT & CIO and Professor