Information Technology Services

Overview

Information Technology Services (ITS) touches every person at Hillsdale College, in one way or another, nearly every day. Today, since almost every innovation or new device the College employs has a digital component, ITS is involved in almost everything.

Unseen, like the nervous system, ITS provides the technology (in the form of high-speed fiber optic and wireless networks) that connects the devices and systems which all College students and staff use to create, communicate, store, search, and retrieve the information vital to the day-to-day operation of this College.

The services ITS offers include the following: electronic mail, calendaring, tasking, contact lists, notes, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases, notes, task lists; setup and maintenance of desktop, laptop, tablet computers, cell phones, and iPod-like devices; printers, copiers, and scanners; heating and cooling system control, building entry system operation, and security camera monitoring; centrally located application servers on campus and every other web-based service available.

ITS’s recent major projects have included the system side of the College’s website redesign, implementation of Datatel Colleague administrative software, and implementation and training for the ImageNow integrated document management system. If it’s digital, ITS knows about it and how it works. At times it is new to ITS, but, together with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Hillsdale College, they can make it work.