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Our Mission

To advance UB's mission of excellence in research, teaching and service through the innovative and effective use of information technology.

Our Goals

Improve the Student Experience

Provide connectivity and access to information and technology resources that facilitate student progress towards their career aspirations and guidance to most effectively leverage UB’s IT resources.  We facilitate how technology interacts with students in formal and informal learning environments, their living environment, and throughout their lifelong relationship with UB.  Finally, we work to keep student use of technology safe and secure.

Improve Teaching and Learning Technology

Effective teaching and learning requires building strong communication relationships between teacher and student.  Information Technology at UB decreases the distance between instructor and student helping to span space and time, overcome differing abilities, and facilitate the mobility of teachers and students.

Learning environments at UB, both formal and informal, employ the latest concepts in design and implementation to enhance classroom instruction and encourage student collaboration.  Technical staff work in concert with faculty to integrate emerging technologies to ensure a robust and secure learning experience. Use of virtualized computing environments provide faculty and students with access to multiple systems directly on their personal devices from anywhere and at any time.

Increasing availability of Web-accessible records, applications and resources provide instructors with the tools they need to monitor student progress, build portfolios that encapsulate student academic progress and provide timely feedback.

Improve Research Support through IT

UBIT, through the Center for Computational Research (CCR), provides UB investigators with access to state-of-the-art computing resources to facilitate and advance their research.  The past decade has witnessed a revolution in the application of information technology to scientific research, fueled in part by the remarkable advances in computer performance as well as the explosion of data from high-throughput experimental devices, and access to advanced cyber infrastructure is therefore critical to allow UB researchers to stay at the forefront of their respective field.

Multidisciplinary research requires strong collaboration between investigators that span geography and time.  Similarly, funding agencies increasingly require electronic submission, reporting and publishing of proposals and research outcomes.  Information technology is central to maintaining these relationships as well as providing the foundations to synthesis and analytical tools. 

At UB, collaboration between investigators is encouraged using video and Web conferencing tools, from simple point-to-point interactions to large-scale symposia.  Robust network connections and substantial intra-campus network capabilities allow for real-time access to global scholarly and scientific resources. 

Finally, the data network at UB provides access for researchers to utilize UB’s research libraries and information resources.

Our Values

Customer-Centric Excellent Service

UBIT seeks to understand and anticipate UB's evolving information technology needs and provide robust IT services to meet and wherever possible, exceed these needs.

Accountability

UBIT reports clearly and honestly about our services. We are committed to providing timely updates and instructions.

Relationship Building and Teamwork

Working together to make progress toward UB's strategic goals, UBIT staff members support each other through shared information and opportunities to grow and learn.

Celebrate Our Staff

IT at UB is a place that you can belong and thrive in a long-term career.  UB IT invests in its staff by continually providing opportunities for training and career development. The University at Buffalo is considered one of the best places to work in Western New York.

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