The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer oversees the division responsible for providing technology and services that enable:

  • Enhanced support for teaching and learning
  • Participation and support for research activities
  • Outreach, partnerships with communities, and advanced networking and communications
  • Access, security, and maintenance of information systems that allow the university to accomplish its missions

Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The 2012-2018 Strategic Plan PDF File for the Division of Information Technology provides a high-level framework for further strategic and tactical planning to support the university’s long-range plan, “A Plan for a New Horizon – Envisioning Virginia Tech 2012-2018,” emerging Beyond Boundaries plans, and to position the division to meet the university’s technology needs into the future.

IT Events Calendar

  • Dec 18, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 CETL: Course Design Clinic CETL: Course Design Clinic: The Course Design Clinic has been developed to provide you with focused support as you are planning for a new course or revising an existing course. During the day and a half-long session, you will be guided through several stages of course design to include: 1) identifying goals and learning outcomes 2) organizing the syllabus and schedule 3) designing individual class meetings, activities, and assignments 4) planning for assessment of student learning Through working with the staff at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, you will receive guidance on rigorous instructional design, assignment-based assessment, active learning strategies, and inclusive course design. The goal of this clinic is to get you to think through multiple levels of granularity for your course and complete much of planning at once while having instructional experts on hand. You will leave the clinic well on your way to having a complete course, syllabus, and task list for implementation.
  • Dec 18, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Elements Hands-On Working Session Elements Hands-On Working Session: Join Peggy Layne and Ginny Pannabecker for this hands-on working session geared towards all VT faculty interested in or using the VT Elements System (Electronic Faculty Activity Data and Reporting System - also used for eFARs by some areas). Facilitators will provide a brief introduction (10-20 minutes), combined with hands-on work and discussion (20 minutes) between facilitators and participants regarding questions and tips on points such as: data import options, report generation, depositing works to the VTechWorks repository via the Elements system, or other topics of interest to those at the session. The session will conclude with time (30-45 min) for participants to work on their Elements profiles. By the end of the session, participants will: -be familiar with the components of the Elements system, including what comes in automatically, and what needs to be entered manually -be able to identify resources to help later on for entering data into the system -have edited their profile page bio, links, and other information -have set auto-claiming and search settings for publication data -be able to export available reports and use available annual reporting modules (depends on college) -have started to review existing data and to enter new data into their Elements profile for teaching, research, and service activities for the past year or more -have answers to or a follow up point for their specific questions about the system

Units

Administration & Planning (A&P) group plays a variety of roles for the Division of Information Technology (IT). Areas of responsibility include strategic planning; policy development; communications within IT and with the university community; project coordination between elements of IT; project management; personnel services; administrative requests; computer purchasing and software distribution (Information Technology Procurement and Licensing Solutions); and coordination with the commonwealth's information technology agency.

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at Virginia Tech is an innovative and interdisciplinary environment advancing computational science, engineering and technology.

Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) provides the Virginia Tech community with stable, scalable and secure customer-focused systems, services and solutions.

Enterprise Systems (ES) supports the mission of Virginia Tech by providing an integrated portfolio of effective, secure, innovative, and reliable services including: Application Information Systems/Banner, Information Warehousing, Document Management Systems, Integration & Portal Services/My VT, Database Administration, Application Administration, and Web Hosting.

Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) and Lab focus on education and research in computer and network security. We provide tools and services, awareness, and guidance to help Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students to work towards a safe and secure IT environment for teaching, learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.

IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) is focused on collaboratively evolving and actively ensuring a high quality user experience when interacting with the Division of Information Technology. ITE² serves as the “front door” for users across the university, providing support and coordination of activities. ITE² also works closely with Division units to continuously review and improve the user experience.

Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) exists to enable Virginia Tech to succeed in its overall mission by providing and managing the university's information technology infrastructure and services

Secure Identity Services (SIS) is responsible for supporting Virginia Tech’s online identity management and authentication processes. SIS provides secure access to information resources, and supports robust web applications, middleware, online directories, and authentication technologies that integrate with teaching, learning, research, and outreach services throughout the university.

Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) serves the Virginia Tech community by working with faculty to design effective learning experiences, providing training to enhance digital fluency, and supporting innovative learning environments in traditional, distance, and hybrid courses.

Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education for students in the Commonwealth’s public high schools, colleges, and universities. The Virginia Cyber Range seeks to increase the number of fully prepared students entering the cybersecurity workforce in operations, development, and research.

Contact: Office of the Vice President for
Information Technology MC 0169
800 Drillfield Drive / Suite 314
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-4227
it.communications@vt.edu