Message from the CIO and Associate Vice Chancellor
Welcome to Information Technology Services at the University of Missouri
- St. Louis. This site will lead you to a wide array of technological
services that we have made available to support teaching, learning,
research and administration at UMSL. These services include voice,
video, Internet and computing services as well as consultation, programming,
training and operational support.
One hundred eighteen technology enhanced classrooms are equipped with instructor
stations and high-definition projection systems providing “electronic
blackboards” for classroom presentations. Fifteen of these smart
classrooms also provide network-attached computers at each student
station as well as an instructor station. Four classrooms provide interactive videoconference capability. These facilities
are complimented by student computer laboratories, strategically located
throughout the campus.
is a center piece of support for learning, providing on-line course
materials as well as Web-based tools to communicate among students,
professors and colleagues. It also links to Registrar’s grades
and schedules and to other campus services.
Faculty teaching and research are supported as well. Large disk arrays,
software libraries, and specialized computing systems, including a
128 node high-performance computing cluster, are available to
support faculty research. The Faculty Resource Center (FRC) is an area
set aside for faculty use in the development and preparation of technology-based
instructional materials. Within the FRC, faculty can find an selection
of hardware and software designed to make this process easier by mirroring
that available in classrooms and laboratories. Skilled consultants
are available to assist faculty in their efforts. The center is also
open some evenings to support faculty who are unable to use it during
We have deployed wireless data services in several areas on campus,
including the Millennium Student Center. This technology continues to
evolve quickly, and to manage our technological and financial risk,
we have been careful to deploy in areas with most immediate need. We
began primarily in shared social spaces since the first uses are likely
to be collaborative situations.
Technology pervades our daily lives; we believe that technology can
also help advance the university’s mission. But the availability
of technological tools and services is only the starting point. A more
subtle and important result of familiarity with technology is the ability
for UMSL constituents to think critically about information technology,
its role and its appropriate uses.
Information Technology Services will continue to strive to bring innovations
to the University of Missouri - St. Louis; we need to make certain
that our community participates fully and critically in the information
technology revolution that is changing the way we work, learn and grow.
CIO and Associate Vice Chancellor