IT Fee: Overview 2015–16

Each year, Penn State’s Information Technology Fee (IT Fee) makes it possible for about 83,000 students to use technologies that help enable success in and outside of the classroom. From tools for teaching and learning to digital security and expanded wireless Internet across campuses, IT Fee-funded services have a daily impact on the academic, research, and co-curricular pursuits of students.

Information Technology Services Inventory of Cost Savings

Over the past few years, Information Technology Services (ITS) has worked in partnership with the broader Penn State IT community to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of IT operations, services, and technologies. These efforts have led to reduced costs and more strategic use of University resources, enabling ITS to continue providing superior service to students, faculty, and staff while supporting the University’s mission. The following is a summary of many of these collective efforts as of January 2016.

Update on the Seven Opportunities from the 2011 IT Assessment

In 2011, Penn State conducted a University-wide assessment of information technology. The assessment, which was led by the University and facilitated by an outside consultant, originated from goal six of the 2009–14 Penn State Strategic Plan and focused on three broad objectives.

Updates from the Vice Provost for IT

Updates from the Vice Provost for IT are published once a month and highlight noteworthy initiatives, projects, and milestones throughout Penn State IT.

December 17, 2015
  • Starfish advising platform project kicks off
  • 2016 TLT Symposium to showcase innovative technologies for teaching and learning
  • Open Innovation Challenge call for submissions now open
  • Penn State research network showcased at symposium in China
  • TLT presents e-learning series for Penn State faculty
  • Penn State New Kensington instructors transition to a blended teaching approach
  • Penn State Brandywine students contribute to international science wiki