Initiatives

The Office of the CIO is committed to providing IT solutions to improve the teaching, learning, research, and administrative environments of the university.

In the 2013 to 2014 academic year, the Office of the CIO and Information Technology Services (ITS) will continue work on ongoing projects designed to upgrade USC’s data network and learning environments; provide new administrative information systems for human resources/payroll/benefits and research; replace the university’s central email system with cloud-based Microsoft Office 365; and implement responsive design across USC websites to support mobile access. The Office of the CIO and the Office of Compliance will collaborate on initiatives to promote greater information security across the university. ITS’s Technology-Enhanced Learning group will also develop interactive, online offerings to showcase USC’s academic programs and research initiatives, available under the rubric Connecting with USC Scholars and available through the USCNow portal.

For more information about the Microsoft Office 365 initiative, see the overview page on the ITS website.