eRefurbishment & eRecycling: http://at.illinoisstate.edu/eRecycling
The goal of the eRecycling program is to repurpose and reuse equipment rather than sending it to a landfill. eRecycling ensures all data has been erased from computers and all other electronic devices that may have data on them, then refurbishes the systems and offers them back to the campus at no cost.
Each piece of equipment is cleaned, the drives are wiped, and a series of diagnostic tests occur in order to deliver a dependable machine. This process is designed to guarantee the system is functional and that University data is protected.
This service is open to any State of Illinois agency. Department of Corrections, Illinois State Police and other state institutions of higher educations have utilized this service.
Data Security Insurance
Illinois State University acquired protection to insure against liability from data security breaches.
The School of Information Technology offers a degree program in Information Security (information assurance) and is launching a new Cybersecurity major in 2017 to address the growing need for this skill set.
The Center for Information Assurance and Security Education (CIASE) is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. (http://it.illinoisstate.edu/center/)
Several academic programs integrate state of the art technology into the classroom, and provide students with opportunities to utilize the technology for community service and engagement projects. For example, students in the Construction Management sequence utilize 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to assist local municipalities with historic building preservation.
Academic Systems Infrastructure
LEAPForward is the effort to redesign the academic information environment that supports the main University functions. Among these functions include: admissions, financial aid, course registration, graduation, student accounts, and many more. The goal of the Initiative is to create simple, seamless access to information across all departments on campus and meet all technology needs for students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Administrative Systems Infrastructure
ISU has adopted a hybrid cloud environment, expanded wireless technology through campus, installed new instructional technology in the classrooms, transitioned to VOIP telecommunication technology, and created websites that are viewable on mobile platforms.
Mitigation of energy consumption has been accomplished through virtual server environments, upgrading data centers, establishing disaster recovery sites, consolidating enterprise services and creating collaborative work spaces.
Building and energy systems are highly automated to ensure the most efficient operation of mechanical systems. Additionally devices such as photovoltaic and occupancy sensors provide an effective method of mitigating energy loss in classrooms, parking decks, and other built areas of campus.
ISU has adopted an IT Service Management culture by creating the Data Stewardship and IT Service Council, strengthening data security policies and process, and tactically implementing frameworks for project management, business process review, and effective business partnerships through the business intelligence project.
Illinois State University's IT Strategic Plan (2015-2018) outlines the goals and strategies that enable effective governance of the Administrative and Academic IT enterprises to the university's mission.