This site includes information about the projects and programs that Information and Technology Services is undertaking to provide an unparalleled IT environment and accelerate creativity and innovation by U-M faculty, students and staff.

Project Status & Health

ITS publishes monthly scorecards to track progress toward University IT Priorities.

  • Executive Scorecard
    Provides a brief, high-level status summary for University IT Priorities
  • IT Management Scorecard (U-M login required)
    Provides more detailed information about project status and health for University IT Priorities

ITS FY16 Priority Projects

Priority Projects are identified annually by the CIO in consultation with university executive leadership and university IT governance. Once identified, these priorities are referenced in the U-M Business and Finance Strategic Plan.

The following projects are ITS' Fiscal Year 2016 (July 2015–June 2016) priorities:

Campus Wifi Upgrade

Upgrade a minimum of 3 million square feet of academic/student buildings.

Project Manager: Leslie Williams and Dana Farrell

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Transition from CTools to Canvas

Use Canvas for at least 50% of all Winter 2016 term courses.

Project Manager: Jennifer Swaney

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Data Science Infrastructure

Provide at least three faculty members pilot use of the OpenStack private research cloud, leveraging on-demand, software-define databases.

Primary Contact: Brock Palen

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Business Intelligence Center of Expertise

Hire decision support and analytics leader and create a decision support roadmap (including dashboarding). Begin the process to create a dashboard for the President and other executives. Provide standard management reports aligned to administrative Shared Services Center processes.

Project Manager: Cassandra Callaghan

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Learning Analytics / Digital Education & Innovation Partnership

Deliver grade data to the Learning Analytics Digital Innovation Greenhouse by June 30, 2016.

  • Gradebook interface to pull assignments, quizzes, scores, mid-term, and final score
  • Develop an interface to pull data warehouse gradebook data
  • Add Gradebook interface to Directory of APIs

Project Manager: Glenn Auerbach

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Mobile App for Tracking Location

Explore and report on capture and location data.

Primary Contact: Scott Taylor

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Security Initiatives

  • Multifactor Authentication
    Transition current Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA) to a new solution and expand its use.
    Project Manager: Earnest King

  • PCI Compliant Infrastructure
    Deploy Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant infrastructure.
    Project Manager: Michael Meister

  • Secure Enclaves
    Create secure enclaves that meet compliance and security requirements for sensitive information (FISMA, PCI, HIPAA, ITAR).
    Project Manager: Svetla Sytch

  • Phishing Scams User Awareness
    Work with faculty to develop and deliver initial instruments to understand the relationship between training and susceptibility to phishing.
    Project Manager: Greg Stathes

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Value Margin Improvement Initiatives

Provide support to the VMI (Value Margin Improvement) Initiatives in the Health System through June 30, 2016.

Project Manager: Kimberly Jacobson

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Customer Satisfaction Action Plans

Create action plans by November 30, 2015 based on customer data and update progress on the plans by May 31, 2016. Convene a team to evaluate and recommend revisions to the 2017 customer survey process (including administration, tool, timeline, and data display) to EVPCFO Senior Staff by May 31, 2016.

Project Manager: Elizabeth Balten

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Employee Satisfaction Action Plans

Report on actions taken per the plans created based on 2014 survey in January 2016.

Primary Contact: Ruth Addis

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative

Leadership Development

Complete two classes of the leadership development program for IT campus leaders.

Project Manager: Dima Tawakkol

ITS FY16 Business & Finance IT Initiative