IT projects and strategic initiatives are high-impact and cover a wide range of scope and reach. Projects and initiatives are undertaken in support of furthering the university mission of teaching, research and outreach. Projects and initiatives are centered in both the Division of Information Technology and distributed university IT departments.
Project websites & pages
The Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) is on a mission to rebuild finance, human resources, and research administration systems and services at every institution within the University of Wisconsin System. The goal is to reduce the complexity of the current administrative environment and refocus valuable staff time on UW’s mission of education, research, and outreach.
The Next Gen² Network Program will provide a modern, reliable, secure, and scalable network infrastructure for UW–Madison that supports university needs and delivers a seamless user experience across campus.
The two-phased Teaching & Learning Software & Application Budget Landscape project will assess costs and improve decision making around the software and applications students are required to use for coursework.
As part of the migration of UW–Madison email systems to Office 365 (now Microsoft 365/M365), the decision was made to allow students who leave the university (and have no other affiliation) to maintain access to their M365 email and Google Workspace accounts indefinitely. Due to the changing landscape of cloud application licensing and security, UW–Madison will no longer offer these services to students following their departure from the university.
The UW–Madison ERP Ancillary Systems Program is currently being developed in partnership with ATP and other university stakeholders to review the more than 500 systems that currently interact with financial or HR data from PeopleSoft and ensure that, when the switch is made to Workday, their work continues, uninterrupted.
This page provides details about UW–Madison's approach to compliance with the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.
In spring 2021, Administrative Information Management Services (AIMS) joined the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) as a unit reporting to deputy CIO Dave Pagenkopf. As we approach one year as a combined organization, it is time to meld our organizations. We envision a unified organization, blending the best of both organizations. At the same time, we will continue to provide an effortless customer experience for our university partners who currently work with both AIMS and DoIT.
The Active Directory Migrations Project is a multi-year initiative to centralize the university’s distributed directory environments into one Campus Active Directory (CAD) environment.
The Globus Data Transfer Project is focused on developing Globus endpoints on the UW–Madison network that can function as high-speed data transfer nodes between departmental endpoints and campus storage systems like ResearchDrive; or 3rd party storage systems like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform; or 3rd party collaborators at other universities and institutions.
In November 2021, UW–Madison approved the Digital Accessibility Policy to replace the Web Accessibility Policy that was established in 2001. The new policy went into effect July 2023. The goals of this project are to ensure and document that the UW–Madison community has been adequately informed of the Digital Accessibility Policy and to establish a network of Digital Accessibility Liaisons to provide support to their local units in collaboration with the Center for User Experience.
DoIT PCS is reshaping UW–Madison's Google Workspace service to meet the requirements of Google’s new storage policy.