Center for Information Technology Services

Campus-Wide Information Technology Planning, Collaborations,
Committees and Workgroups

There are many formal and ad hoc information technology committees and workgroups at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  The work of these groups is critical to the success of information technology at UMB.  They have fostered communication and collaboration across UMB organizations, which have led to the development of common solutions, successful implementations, and the effective adoption of policies, procedures, and information technologies.  By sharing expertise, knowledge, and resources, mutual benefits and success with information technology has been achieved within, and across, organizational boundaries.

The following are the active planning and advisory committees, and workgroups, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  In addition to these groups, CITS staff work daily with faculty, staff, administrators and students from every UMB school and department, as well as with employees at UMMC and UPI, in supporting email delivery, anti-SPAM and anti-virus protection, networking and communications, server hardware and database support, administrative and eTeaching and eLearning systems, etc.

UMB IT Leaders Committee

The IT Leaders Committee includes the leader of IT in each school, library, UPI, and CITS.  This group meets once every three weeks and discusses tactical and operational issues that relate to the campus IT strategic plan as well as to school and department IT projects and activities.  Current activities and issues, pending implementations, and future plans for the deployment of technologies are the central themes discussed and shared in these meetings. >>> Read More

Student Information Management System Steering Committee (SIMS)

The SIMS Steering Committee meets twice per year.  It identifies needs and priorities for the student information management system.  The committee reviews the status of priority projects and sets the direction for future activities.  >>> Read More

Directory Services and Identity Management WorkGroup

This is a campus-wide group that meets monthly to discuss Directory Services, Identity Management, and related technologies.  There is regular information exchange between CITS and campus schools and departments in order to use these technologies effectively.  CITS staff interact and work with the staff in schools and departments on a daily basis.  >>> Read More