Welcome

Cathy Bates, CIO

It has been an exciting year of IT project implementation and incredible progress on projects that will launch soon.  Moving Appalachian State University forward with strategic implementation of technology requires a diversity of voices. Working with our Technology Portfolio Committees and other campus technology units, we created a Technology Roadmap with all major technology projects and work groups.  Our Technology Roadmap, provides a transparent and accessible window into anticipated and proposed technology changes for our campus. 

 The Telecommunications Technicians and Web Services teams moved to ITS this year to provide efficiencies in services and resource management.  We developed a network and computing master plan to prioritize and schedule infrastructure lifecycles.   A significant portion of our roadmap projects are focused on using technology to streamline existing practices and support continual advancement in administrative processes.  Our Information Security Office increased the protection of our campus networks by establishing revised data classifications, implementing password management, minimum security requirements and data management.  Our Analytics project added Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts data to the warehouse. In collaboration with Learning Technology Services, we held Open Forums for feedback on Web Conferencing, OnLine Evaluations and a new Portal.  The Library, LTS and ITS held the second annual Technology Fair this spring and multiple groups have come together to plan for the new Beaver College of Health Sciences.

As I think about this past year, I am amazed at how much we have achieved and how well prepared we are to move forward.  I am extraordinarily proud and grateful for the collaboration and hard work of my staff and all campus IT for what they do on a daily basis to improve technology for Appalachian State University.

Cathy

News

Fall Technology News for Students!

As we begin a new academic year, I would like to share with you some of the recent technology updates and initiatives that are underway across campus,...

Fall Technology News for Faculty and Staff!

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Plan to Reduce Daily Email Delivered to Faculty and Staff Inboxes

Last summer, Appalachian faculty and staff made the successful move to Google Apps for Education.  The new levels of collaboration between collea...

IT Projects

To request a new application/service, or a technical solution, complete the Portfolio Request Form. Questions? Contact cio@appstate.edu

Information Technology Services

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