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About CIT: Overview

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General Description

The purpose of Calvin Information Technology (CIT) is to promote and support information technologies which are appropriate to the academic and administrative needs of the college and which support all members of the Calvin community.  CIT manages the voice, data, and cable TV networks which facilitate communications on and beyond the campus.  CIT provides assistance, education, consulting and troubleshooting services for faculty, staff, and students regarding the use of computing hardware, software, and peripherals in offices, classroom, laboratories, and residence halls.  A division of CIT is devoted to collaborating with faculty in the use and adoption of new information technologies in instruction.  CIT also manages the central administrative databases, information systems, and computer hardware which support the business systems of the college.

In addition to providing information technology services, CIT coordinates the provisioning of hardware, software, and other technology-based services for the entire college in order to assure integration of computing resources, coordination of service delivery, and stewardly investment of institutional resources. 

Core Values

  1. Service Orientation
  2. Operational Responsibility
  3. Security & Stability
  4. Fiscal Responsibility
  5. Facilitating Mission
  6. Trusted Advisor
  7. Thought Leadership
  8. Integrity & Character
  9. A Thriving Staff Environment

 

Key Sub-Units (Teams)

Business Services Team
The Business Services team provides budgeting, purchasing, licensing, asset management, and the project management for Calvin Information Technology

Information Systems Team
CIT partners with administrative departments throughout the college to streamline and maintain business and administrative operations. CIT strives to balance operational requirements with appropriate and secure access across a broad set of technologies.

Infrastructure Services Team
The Infrastructure Services Team installs, operates, and maintains the hardware and software that comprise the three core technology service networks – data, voice, and cable TV – throughout the campus. 

Teaching and Learning Support Team
The Teaching & Learning team work with Calvin's faculty incorporate new ways of using technology in teaching, research, and learning.  This team supports faculty incorporation of technology into their classroom pedagogy via the Digital Studio, the instructional technology “sandbox” and also supports the MOODLE learning management system.

Service Desk
Faculty and staff members are provided a wide range of opportunities to use technology for personal productivity as well as teaching and communication in their classrooms and offices.  The Service Desk (a/k/a “HelpDesk’) deploys hardware and software to the campus and provides troubleshooting and support.


Overview of Organizational Structure

Brian Paige, Director of Information Technology
Rick DeVries, Associate Director for Business Services
Matt Jeltema, Associate Director for Information Services
Rob Bobeldyk, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning
Bill Vriesema, Associate Director of Technology Support Services


Acronyms

  • CIT - Calvin Information Technology (the Department)
  • IT - Information Technology
  • ITC - Information Technology Center (the Student Lab in the Library)
  • DS - Digital Studio