U-M IT Strategic Initiative
Provide a common data access service that the entire university can use for learning, research, and medical analytics.
This infrastructure, along with supporting tools and training, is needed for U-M to continue to be a leader in personalized learning at scale and transforming decision support in the teaching and learning domain. A common data access interface will increase research efficiency and encourage innovation and experimentation by allowing users to get to the data they need, yet ensure that access is done in a safe and secure fashion. Information collected via sensors and smart objects throughout campus will benefit various forms of research, the student experience, faculty/staff engagement, health care, and the U-M community and society at large.
- Implement a university-wide common data interface (middleware) service.
- Capture information from sensors and other computing devices embedded across the Ann Arbor campus and the city, building in appropriate privacy and approvals.
- Create learning and patient record stores that are central clearinghouses to store and retrieve common data used for learning and patient analytics.
- Scale departmental tools and interfaces for learning analytics so they are available for use by the entire university.
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If you have questions or comments, or are interested in having a representative from the Office of the CIO facilitate a discussion about the plan with your team, contact the IT Strategic Planning Team at IT.Strategic.Planning@umich.edu.
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