The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides technology-based solutions and services that support the academic, service, and administrative activities of Indiana State University (ISU). We partner with constituents in all areas to enable the efficient and effective use of campus resources, to promote innovation in research and teaching, and to foster the growth and success of our students.
OIT is the campus leader in identifying, implementing and supporting technologies, services and practices that support the strategic priorities and daily operations of ISU.
OIT Governance and Advisory Structure
It is the responsibility of the CIO (or the CIO’s delegate) to review major decisions with the senior leadership of impacted areas, and with senior administration and/or President’s Cabinet. These discussions provide the final guidance on enterprise initiatives and expenditures.
OIT also relies on several formal input and advisory mechanisms, as described below. These governing bodies provide valuable insight into desirable approaches, customer needs and probable reactions related to many operational, tactical and strategic areas. They also represent a driver for the broader, forward-leaning discussion of technology directions for Indiana State University
In addition to these formal committees and discussions, it is the intent and the practice of OIT personnel, from the CIO down, to operate in an environment where a variety of inputs and discussions are invited and welcomed, and their results are used to improve our efforts and services. The OIT staff is caring, talented, and professional in their planning and execution of our many services; however, given that our work impacts the daily success of almost every campus operation, we must be open to the assessment and input from others in everything that we do.
Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC)
Sister Alma Anderson, Chairperson
The Information Technology Advisory Committee is made up of faculty and staff to provide consultation and advice to the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Chief Information Officer. ITAC is the institutional advisory committee. As such its members consider and provide input regarding the activities of OIT generally, and also discuss specific decisions and recommendations produced by the other committees described below that address more specific areas of IT service and support.
ITAC members are intended to represent the needs of their constituents in these discussions, and to provide OIT with input from their constituents on the efficacy of existing OIT services. ITAC members are also asked to assist in providing guidance on how to communicate changes and actions planned by OIT, and to help OIT leadership understand the impact of a proposed change or action on OIT’s customer base.
ITAC meets three or four times during the academic year, as scheduled by the CIOs office, with electronic communications to handle interactions between meetings. Deans are asked annually to propose membership from the colleges, and ICSC is asked to name members to participate in ITAC.
Institutional Computing Steering Committee (ICSC)
April Hay, Chairperson
The Institutional Computing Steering Committee membership is composed of one or more members from each of the major offices supporting or using administrative systems. The purposes of the Institutional Computing Steering Committee are: to provide guidance for recommendations to higher administration relating to the direction of Institutional Computing at ISU; to seek group consensus for matters relating to Institutional Computing that affect multiple offices; to discuss and make recommendations to higher administration for priorities relating to Institutional Computing which affect multiple offices; and to be used as a vehicle to distribute information to the ISU community concerning matters relating to Institutional Computing
The committee chair is an elected position. The Committee meets at
8:15 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The agenda for each meeting is distributed in advance. Members are asked to submit items be added to the agenda. Action items that are agreed upon are documented back to the committee.
ICSC is represented on ITAC for input and discussion related to our major administrative systems, and to IT policy and governance overall
Instructional Tools Advisory Committee
Kristie Bigler, Chairperson
Under construction. This advisory committee will provide guidance for OIT’s support of Blackboard and other instructional tools. OIT is currently working with Colleges to identify members for this committee, and the first meeting will be held by the end of Fall semester 2012
Student Technology Advisory Committee
Mark Ford, Chairperson
The advisory committee meets periodically to receive guidance related to OIT’s support of student academic and personal use of technology on campus. The committee is currently made up of students from multiple student organizations:
Evan Myers – Commuter Services
Kali Watler – Commuter Services
Sara Young – Females in Technology
Miguel Lewis – IFC Secretary (Tri-Council)
Kirk Moore – International Student Organization
Samantha Hyten - Pan-Hellenic VP of Administration (Tri-Council)
Ishann Vadhera – Student Government Association
Miguel Delarosa – Student Government Association
Rachel Leshinsky – Student Government Association
Jessica Neff – Tri-Council, Sorority Life Intern
Philip Ulrich – Union Board Committee Chair
The first meeting of 2013 was conducted on Friday, February 15th at 3:00pm.
Classroom Improvement Team
The formation of an advisory committee to provide guidance on the logistics, technology and physical environment relative to ISU’s classrooms is under discussion with the Provost at this time
Campus IT Professional Meetings
Lisa Spence, Facilitator
These meetings occur monthly, and are an opportunity for OIT directors and managers to share information about current and upcoming OIT projects with other IT professionals on campus
These discussions also offer an opportunity for this group to share information on needs in their areas with OIT, and to raise concerns about service levels, current problems, approaches, or other items of operational or tactical importance. It is also an opportunity for IT professionals from all areas to talk about the larger environment for IT and where campus efforts needs to be directed. IT professionals from all units are invited to attend.
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Blackboard Basics Workshops for Faculty
OIT is offering Blackboard workshops for faculty that are either new to Blackboard or just want a refresher. These sessions will provide a quick-start for assignments, tests and grades in Blackboard. Sign up for a session here: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_038SqozbabucATj
Use Blackboard to Collect Papers.
Tuesday, March 5
Noon - 1:00 PM
We will show you how to use Blackboard to have students submit their papers online. This will allow you to check the papers for originality, and you will be able to choose whether to grade them online, or print a paper copy.
Creating and Grading Exams in Blackboard.
Tuesday, March 19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
By creating an exam on Blackboard, the system will automatically grade close-ended questions, letting you concentrate your time on the more subjective short answer or essay questions. We will go through creating and grading exams, as well as discuss best practices for giving exams online.
Post Grades in Blackboard.
Wednesday, March 20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In this session we will work with you to post grades you have collected through traditional means onto Blackboard. This will allow your students to have access to their grades at any time.
If you have questions, please contact Kristie Bigler at x7824 or Kristie.Bigler@indstate.edu.
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Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809