Information Technology at Saint Mary's

The Department of Information Technology is responsible for many areas including:

  • Administrative Systems
  • Instructional Technology
  • Network Administration
  • Systems Administration
  • HelpDesk & User Support
  • System installations
  • Applications training
  • Student Computing
  • Documentation
  • Campus ID cards 
  • ResNet operations
  • System security
  • Virus & SPAM control
  • Computer purchase support
  • Programming & systems integration
  • CyberCafe' computer operations
  • Audio/Video services & support
  • Campus-wide software licensing
  • Infrastructure design and management

At Saint Mary's College, we are continually developing and honing our campus-wide "collaboratory" built on a high-speed, standards-based infrastructure. This infrastructure enables our students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to work more effectively and efficiently, communicate and collaborate in ways which enhance the community and relationships that currently exist, and explore new avenues of teaching, learning, and relationship building.

Click here to view a few of our technology clusters and collaboratories.

Additionally, the Department of Information Technology offers many services to the campus community to enhance and support users' technology experience such as ResNet, HelpDesk and the Campus iStore , the Saint Mary's College computer.

Infrastructure

We have designed and installed a high-speed data and cable television network that reaches to all parts of the campus. The campus network connects faculty computers, classrooms, administrative offices as well as our residence halls with one network connection per room occupant ("one port per pillow"). This means that each student has their own high-speed connection to the campus network and Internet. The systems in place now support the delivery of voice, data, and cable television. Students who bring a computer and/or television to campus will never have to go without information about the world around them.
Our systems have been recently redesigned and updated with the latest in web-based electronic mail, enterprise calendaring, course management (Blackboard) and administrative software. Our server systems are Enterprise Red Hat Linux and Microsoft Windows Server systems providing our campus with the most reliable service available today.

Services

An integrated suite of services facilitate and enhance teaching, learning and College business processes. Services include: network and workstation management, license-managed application services, institutional network filespace, electronic mail, course management and personal web accounts for both academic and administrative purposes, and a "single sign-on" for these services. These services are based on open standards and the most robust network protocols. Our administrative system is one of the best available (Sungard/SCT Banner) and students, faculty and staff can access it to stay informed with grades, personal information and surveys.

Our ResNet (our student residence data network) services to students are possibly some of the best in the country. Our student "ResNet Computer Consultants" live in the residence halls they serve providing service that is literally "just down the hall". Our communications policies now provide information on network upgrades, outages and issues on a near immediate basis to students having problems.

BelleAire Wireless Network Access
and more!

Wireless network access is now available across campus via our new "BelleAire" wireless network. Find out more about wireless coverage by clicking here.

We have also enabled access to Saint Mary's services for students, faculty and staff so they can "get back home" when working off-campus. We are also improving dial-in services by increasing the number of modems available and the speed of these modems.

Finally, students will be able to access the network in our CyberCafe, inside our Student Center. Computers will be available at the cafe as well as wireless access for campus users who wish to use their own computer while sitting down with a hot cup of coffee.

Support

We are continually boosting the level of support available to technology users at Saint Mary's College. While existing IT staff support the "collaboratory" of our campus computing structure, we are also working with students, faculty and staff to increase the level of awareness and support of technnology at Saint Mary's College. Through on-going departmental training and student/faculty technology training through the Huisking Instructional Technology Resource Center, our campus community not only has access to the newest technology but the knowledge to use it to its fullest potential in their lives inside and outside the classroom.

 

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We invite you to use the menu bar above and to the left to explore the systems and services that the Department of Information Technology has to offer to the Saint Mary's Community. Thanks for visiting our web site and we hope to see you on-campus soon!

Department of Information Technology
Saint Mary's College- Notre Dame, Indiana