IT Priorities

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 We have identified several priorities to support the goals of our ReIT and the larger campus strategic plan.

Campus Strategy: Berkeley empowers engaged thinkers and global citizens to change our world.

Goal 1

One IT Goal 1: Provide all students the essential tools and data they need to be engaged thinkers and global citizens.

Digital Learning Initiative: Integrate Digital Pedagogy, Digital Content, and  Digital Learning Analytics in support of innovation and access for teaching and learning by leveraging partnerships. (Lead: Research, Teaching and Learning or RTL; Library) view tactics dashboard

Student Computing @ Cal: Transform the entire student computing experience at UC Berkeley while reducing redundancy and creating new services that can scale across campus. (Lead: Student Affairs IT; Library; and Research, Teaching and Learning) view tactics dashboard

SIS Phase 2: Complete the work remaining from the original implementation effort which will improve the effectiveness, stability and performance of our new Student Information System (SIS), CalCentral, and associated third-party systems. This effort will leverage the delivered features in the new system and provide tools for continuous service improvements. (Lead: Student Information Systems) view tactics dashboard

New Advising Tools for the Student Experience: Expand advising tools to enable more efficient and effective advising support and improve student success. (Lead: Research, Teaching and Learning; Student Information Systems; College of Engineering; Athletic Study Center; and College of Letters and Science) view tactics dashboard

Campus Strategy: Berkeley focuses on the good to address society’s great challenges.

Goal 2One IT Goal 2: Develop the research cyberinfrastructure Berkeley needs to address society’s great challenges and to share knowledge for the public good. 

Secure Research Data and Computation: Support faculty, students and postdocs working with sensitive data by providing consulting expertise and coordinating efforts among the campus offices that are involved in reviewing data use agreements and security plans.  (Lead: Research, Teaching and Learning; VCRO) view tactics dashboard

up arrowSupport for the Data Science Initiative: Grow capacity and capabilities among One IT staff to support key data science tools and infrastructure including kubernetes and jupyterhub. (College of Engineering IT; Research Teaching and Learning; Data Science Division; and IST: Data Platform Services) view tactics dashboard

Campus Strategy: Berkeley embraces the California spirit: diverse, inclusive, entrepreneurial.

Goal 3

One IT Goal 3: Create a diverse and inclusive community of IT professionals who are trusted and strategic partners with the campus, alumni, and the public.

Accessibility Focus: Drive and promote all campus units to improve the accessibility and usability of all campus websites and online resources, with special emphasis on critical services, digital learning resources, and online course content, all of which are integral to our students, staff, faculty, alumni and the public. (Lead: Chief Technology Officer; Partners: RTL; IST-API; DSP; Library; VCAF ADA compliance officer; SAIT; Berkeley Law IT; University Relations; Letters and Science; and Public Affairs). view tactics dashboard

Diversity and Inclusion Program: Integrate equity, inclusion, and diversity into all areas of IT on campus by actively engaging UC Berkeley’s IT community via new programs, training, and research, all underlaid by our campus principles of community. (Lead: Office of the CIO) view tactics dashboard

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IT Professional Development: Support career growth for the One IT community through professional development opportunities that emphasize leadership, management, job exploration and the development of skills needed to facilitate, broker, and integrate IT solutions for the campus community. (Lead: Office of the CIO) view tactics dashboard

Berkeley’s IT Foundation


One IT Goal 4: Sustain the IT foundation for campus faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Improve campus IT systems and infrastructure through innovation, sustainable funding, campus governance, and organizational evolution. Support all One IT goals and campus strategies above.

Widespread Deployment of Next Generation Wi-Fi: Improve the density and capacity of our Wi-Fi network and expand coverage for the campus over the next several years to improve performance, stability, and reliability; improve the campus user experience; increase the efficacy of our Wi-Fi network; and better support teaching and learning and research. (Lead: Infrastructure Services - Telecom)  view tactics dashboard 

bSecure: Enhance the Security of Campus Network and Applications: Enhance the campus security environment by replacing aging network (firewall and VPN) technologies, plus offering additional threat prevention and enhanced security services on campus networks. (Lead: Information Security and Policy) view tactics dashboard

UCPath: Consolidate all the UC payroll and human resource systems into one to create a UC-wide shared services center that centralizes transactional benefits and payroll work. (Lead: Administrative IT) view tactics dashboard

Cal1Card Technology Replacement: First year of a 5-year project to replace the Cal1Card technology, beginning with RSSP systems for point of sale transactions and residence hall door access, and establishing a Cal1Card usage policy for the campus. Future years of the project will address increasing the security of the card technology itself, with impacts on many campus departments that utilize the Cal1Card for building access, attendance tracking, and more. (Lead: Student Affairs IT) view tactics dashboard

Active Directory and IST Infrastructure: Bring in additional campus AD environments behind the secure perimeter, providing a new and more secure way for system administrators to work across campus. (Lead: Data Platform Services; Partners Engineering, Intercollegiate Athletics; Hass Technology Solutionsview tactics dashboard

Secure Resources to Stabilize “At Risk” Common Good Services: Develop and implement a common approach / framework for assessing the quality of campus IT services, identify critical services deemed “At Risk of Failure” because they are operating with resources (people and funding) below a level acceptable to meet campus requirements, and engage with campus executives and IT governance groups to address. (Lead: Office of the CIO) view tactics dashboard

up arrowTechnologies for the New Campus Campaign: Align and invest significantly in UDAR data and technology  to support the new Campus Campaign. Improve reporting, dashboards, and analytics for fundraisers and improve data capture and data exchange to tie multiple fundraising systems together across campus. (UDARview tactics dashboard

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