WHAT WE DO
Information Technology Research and Development is charged with seeking out segments of the user community with specific information processing needs and determining whether there are technological solutions available to support those needs. R&D also learns about new technologies available in the industry and looks for existing information processes within the College that they can be applied to, with the guiding principles primarily those of resource efficiency, data integrity and competitive advantage.
R&D defines the project vision, requirements and scope, investigates options from a cost/benefit standpoint, and provides consultation in the selection of a technology.
We are closely allied with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center in terms of our mission; there is occasionally some overlap in our work and we do share staff back and forth on various projects. The TLTC's primary focus is on the support of teaching faculty and their use of technology, while R&D is more aligned with efforts that affect the whole campus community or specific areas within the administrative staff.