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Improved data governance framework created

December 16, 2021

Relief awaits all campus employees who have ever felt frustrated trying to understand their responsibilities for accessing or controlling access to University data and couldn’t figure out whom to ask or where to go for answers. For a professor using … Continued

Michael Barker named Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO

February 11, 2020

J. Michael Barker was selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1. Barker served as Interim Vice Chancellor for one year — from January 2019 through January 31, 2020. He has served … Continued

ITS contributes to Operational Excellence

August 22, 2019

ITS has contributed to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Operational Excellence initiative that seeks to create a high-functioning administrative operation. Operational Excellence, which aims to identify efficiencies, cost avoidance and potential revenue sources to help fund the University’s strategic investments, began in fall … Continued

Digital Services preps for cloud environment

August 14, 2019

ITS Digital Services is preparing for a possible transition of hosting its web services from local servers to a cloud environment. The services that could transition to the cloud include web.unc.edu, sites.unc.edu and the University’s homepage (unc.edu). These WordPress services … Continued

Digital Services curates Web Dot sites

August 12, 2019

ITS Digital Services is managing the volume of web.unc.edu sites to ensure only updated, accurate information is found on University sites. Web.unc.edu is a web publishing service that enables campus individuals to create their own website. The widespread availability of … Continued

Digital Services pilots new WordPress theme

August 9, 2019

ITS Digital Services has created and is piloting a new WordPress theme modeled after the redesigned unc.edu website. The UNC Modular Theme is for official University departments. The redesigned unc.edu website launched in February 2018. Representatives with several University departments … Continued

Digital Accessibility Office launches at ITS

July 18, 2019

UNC-Chapel Hill now has a Digital Accessibility Office that will offer training, consulting and assessment services to make digital platforms and materials more accessible at the University. The Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) launched July 1 as a four-person team within … Continued

J. Michael Barker named Interim Chief Information Officer

January 31, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, Provost Robert A. Blouin announced that J. Michael Barker will serve as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1. Mike has served in a variety of roles since joining … Continued

ITS supports digital accessibility team

November 8, 2018

UNC-Chapel Hill is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that includes making its digital resources and services accessible to all users. The University’s goal is to provide proactive compliance with obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continued

ITS highlights achievements in 2017-2018 Annual Report

October 25, 2018

ITS has published its fifth consecutive annual report. The 2017-2018 Annual Report shares the department’s achievements over the past year in enhancing the technology capabilities for the UNC-Chapel Hill campus community. ITS has focused over the past academic year on … Continued

A Message from the CIO on the Expansion of 2-Step

January 25, 2018

Dear Carolina Community, I am writing to inform you of our plans to expand the use of 2-Step Verification on campus in 2018. This continues the work that ITS has already completed to put select digital resources, such as the online W2, VPN and administrative IT applications, behind 2-Step Verification protection. A … Continued