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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.

Instructional Resilience: Ensure that UC Berkeley has the instructional resources and support services needed so that Berkeley can become much more resilient to power outages, air quality challenges, or other events that could disrupt ordinary instruction in the future. (RTL)

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)

Student Advising Support: Enable academic and other campus advisors to support the success of all students more effectively by creating innovative programming to support advising across campus and the Advising Council and develop tools to support their work, including bringing together the necessary underlying data from bCourses and other student systems for new applications. (Lead: Research, Teaching and Learning) 
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; Library) 
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)

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)

up arrowData Science Tools and Infrastructure: Partner with Data Sciences division to facilitate the broad adoption of innovative data analysis tools for students, making them readily available to any instructor by the end of spring 2020. (RTL)

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.

One IT Diversity and Inclusion: Foster a more diverse and inclusive culture across One IT by defining the program activities, identifying specific deliverables and allocating resources. (Lead: Office of the CIO)

IT Professional Development: Create a culture of growth and development for OneIT by implementing the IT Professional Development program. (Lead: Office of the CIO)
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Campus IT Governance: Support the new campus IT Governance model by participating in the design, serving on committees as appropriate, and providing guidance and mentorship to staff hired to support the model. (Lead: Office of the CIO)

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.

Strengthen IT Enterprise Operations: To better support the campus and reduce risk we will improve our enterprise operating service levels, develop more transparent communications and continue to mature IT service delivery practices and operations through implementation of our IT Service Management (ITSM) program. (DCIO & Enterprise Operations Group)  

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) 

Security IS-3: Setting the Foundation for Information Security Risk Management Project ISO, will roll out a comprehensive plan to enable units to comply with the newly updated IS-3, the systemwide information security policy that brings sweeping changes to the way information security risk is handled within the university. Units are now responsible (including financial responsibility) for managing their own risk. (ISO)
Launch Cloud Management and Container Platforms: Develop a cloud management platform (CMP) for both on premise self-service private cloud and integration with public cloud and a service to deploy Kubernetes clusters for campus that will support our campus cloud strategy and the Data Science Program. (DPS) 
Open Access: Accelerate Library's ongoing effort to make the products of UC research and scholarship as freely and widely available as possible through open access. (UC Elsevier Negotiations, Libraries)
Campus Campaign Technologies: Select and begin initial implementation of improved reporting platform and ecosystem with improved functionality and end user responsiveness to meet the needs of the new Campaign. Platform should have long term durability to broadly meet UDAR's needs for the next 5-7 years. (UDAR)
Enterprise Data Lake: Transition the AWS data lake (which currently only supports the Berkeley Online Advising tool) to an enterprise data lake managed by the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data and Platform Services teams as an essential first step in making a next-generation data integration and analytics environment available to the broader campus. This is an essential component of UC Berkeley’s cloud strategy. (IST Enterprise Data, IST Data & Platform Services) 

Regional Service Model Tools: Work with the Regional Service units to provide Automation Tools, Service Portal, and ServiceNow enhancements in support of the new regional support model.  (Enterprise Applications)

UCSF Strategic Partnership: Support the development of a stronger strategic relationship between UCB and UCSF by enhancing collaboration tools, reducing barriers for joint student and faculty activities, and allowing for seamless participation across both campuses. (UCB and UCSF CIOs) 

Smart Campus: Explore the smart campus concept, identify opportunities here at Berkeley, and propose a roadmap for pursuing. (CTO)up arrow

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