Page 7

WIRELESS EXPANSION USD has consistently offered one of the most advanced and pervasive wireless networks in 3X FASTER higher education. The remarkable density of our wireless network is driven by student expectations, due in large part to the ideal San Diego climate which makes outdoor technology usage more prevalent than other universities. In 2017, a typical USD student, on average, connected to the university Wi-Fi network with three different wireless devices. Our IT planning and budgeting process intentionally addresses the need to be at the forefront of campuswide replacement of wireless technology. Currently USD has 2,037 Aruba wireless access points. Once connected to USD’s eduroam wireless, you can walk from one end of campus to the other without dropping connectivity. Over the last two years the ITS networking team has installed numerous outdoor wireless access points in a number of strategic locations.

NEW ARUBA WI-FI ACCESS POINTS Jenny Craig Pavilion ........................................................20 indoor Paseo de Colachis........................................................... 10 outdoor Institute for Peace and Justice ..........................................2 outdoor Camino and Founders Patio.............................................5 outdoor Maher Hall Rose Garden...................................................2 outdoor Torero Stadium Beer Gardens...........................................2 outdoor

EDUROAM GLOBAL WIRELESS ACCESS In 2015, ITS launched eduroam, a secure global wireless roaming access service developed for the international education and research community. It is available in major universities, research centers, museums and libraries throughout the world. Globally, the eduroam wireless authorization system recorded over 3.6 billion national authentications and more than 834 million international authentications. This global federation of wireless access allows USD faculty and students participating in international teaching, learning, outreach or research opportunities to automatically gain network access through eduroam. Additionally, visiting scholars and students who come to USD from other eduroam institutions will have immediate secure wireless network access on the USD campus, thus making their access to wireless virtually identical to their home campus network.

SPECIAL INITIATIVE WEBSITES The ITS web team leverages innovative technology in large-scale website redesign projects for special website initiatives. The Envisioning 2024 site was created to highlight the USD strategic vision and planning effort. The website balances sharing information about the planning process with the collection of ideas to ensure that the effort is a community-driven one. By special request from the Provost and CIO, the university released a Student Outcomes website. The site showcases the value of a USD education and provides our external accrediting agencies with critical information about student achievement. Over the past year we have expanded the Student Outcomes website, highlighting student learning as well as providing graduation and retention rates and career outcomes to gauge the level and quality of education achieved by USD students. Our site received special recognition by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) in February 2017 for its effective communication and creativity, providing students with insights that inform their life decisions.

Dozens of non-academic websites have been built or re-designed over the past two years. A few examples are: • USD Magazine (February 2016) • Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology (November 2016) • Vice President and Provost (January 2017) • Undergraduate Admissions (January 2017) • Graduate Admissions (July 2017) • Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives (August 2017) • Torero Weekly Digest (August 2017) • Center for Public Interest Law (October 2017) • Children’s Advocacy Institute (October 2017

MO B I LE I NNO VAT I ON | 5

2017 ITS Year In Review  
2017 ITS Year In Review