Technology Collaborations

Teaching, learning, and research in higher education are becoming increasingly collaborative. The Big Ten Academic Alliance Chief Information Officers are pioneering technology that makes the Big Ten Academic Alliance the best and easiest place to collaborate in higher education.  This environment includes an interconnected high speed fiber network, online resources and applications that are securely and easily shared across the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and a trusted place to explore leading-edge technologies which advance the academic and research missions of our universities.

Areas of Emphasis

Collaborative Research IT Support

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Identity Management

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Professional Development

CIC IT Leaders Program participants engage in a planning exercise with other Big Ten schools.
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Upcoming Events


Galen Rafferty
Assistant Director
Technology Collaboration
Phone: (217) 265-0848

Sharon Lee
Office Support Specialist
Technology Collaboration
Phone: (217) 300-0386