Technology Collaborations

BTAA-CIOs at Penn State

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


Sharing Infrastructure for Speed and Savings.

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IT Accessibility

Big Ten Academic Alliance CIOs have charged the IT Accessibility Group with work in various areas.

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IT Leadership Program

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

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Identity and Access Management

Enabling shared research and furthering academic collaboration.

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Katherine Galvin
Phone: (217) 244-8447

Lori Frost
Project Coordinator
Programs Team
Phone: (217) 333 -9228

Danielle LeFaivre 
Office Manager
Programs Team
Phone:  (217) 300-4063