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UW-IT Professionals

As IT professionals at UW-Madison, we value the high-quality services and support we provide to our faculty, staff and students, as well as UW System and beyond. We also recognize that having a shared set of resources helps us to better serve our users, our work unit and the institution.

History, vision, approach

Since November 2016, a campuswide team of IT staff has been committed to developing a set of standard guidelines, assembling a directory of training resources and onboarding tools, as well as establishing a UW-IT Professionals organization.

UW-IT Professionals is a campuswide, grassroots organization within the UW-IT Connects umbrella for self-identified new and current IT employees to collaborate and share these tools and resources.

Our shared vision is to improve the IT culture and inter-departmental relationships at UW–Madison. Our immediate plans for the organization are to recruit members to serve on sub-teams to plan and deliver IT- focused programming and training for faculty, staff and students.

Annually we host the IT Professionals Conference to provide a forum for networking and idea exchange among IT Professionals across the campus. 

UW-IT Professionals Meet and Mingle Event

IT Professionals is hosting a Meet and Mingle networking event on October 25 from 3-5pm at Carson Gulley (corner of Observatory and Babcock, behind Slichter Hall). UW–Madison Chief Information Officer Lois Brooks will provide remarks at 3pm and a cash bar will open at 4pm.

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your peers, meet new IT staff, and learn more about the great work happening on our campus. Bring a friend, your new staff, and/or your student staff.

In order to showcase our vast IT capabilities, we encourage participants to create a poster with information about their IT unit is doing. This is optional, and all are welcome with or without a poster. Anyone who makes a poster is NOT required to tend to their poster during the event.

Making a poster

Please choose one of the following templates below or feel free to get creative

We’d like posters to remain small, 2′ x 3′, but if you have a larger one ready to go, we could probably display it. Please tell us if you plan to bring a poster so we can plan accordingly.

Help us in our charge

Be a part of sharing resources and building a stronger campus IT community.

Join UW-IT Professionals

Have a question?

Contact us



Terry Bradshaw (DoIT), Sara Nagreen (Mathematics)

Steering Team

Gary DeClute (Office of the CIO), Jason Erdmann (MERIT, School of Education), Laura Grady (DoIT), Patti Havlicek (DoIT), Mariah Julson (AIMS), David Parter (Computer Sciences), Alan Silver (Chemistry), Susan Weier (L&S), Crague Cook (UW–Madison Libraries)


UW-IT Connects

Addresses areas of professional development and networking by creating events and programming to enable a diverse set of opportunities for the community to engage.

UW-IT Mentoring

Connects newer UW-Madison employees with experienced colleagues in peer relationships that enhance skills, knowledge and experience.

Resources for IT staff

Looking for a “one-stop-shop” for valuable campus IT information? Whether you’re a new hire or a seasoned staff member, this resource may have what you’re looking for.

Onboarding resources 

Resources from the Office of Human Resources Communities of Practice.

IT events 

Learn about the IT conferences, meetings and workshops happening on campus.

To add your event, visit and select “SUBMIT AN EVENT.” Select “Add event” and complete the relevant sections. In the Event tags section, type in “IT Event” and it will appear in the list of IT events within 24 hours.

Submit your resource 

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