About Information Technology

Information Technology provides, supports, and enhances computing and networking facilities which serve the academic and administrative needs of the University with emphasis on those which benefit multiple academic disciplines or administrative subunits. More specifically, Information Technology:

  • establishes policies and procedures which promote equitable access to computing for campus users and appropriate use of campus technology;
  • maintains the Information Technology infrastructure continuity plan;
  • responds to the needs and priorities of the administrative and support needs of faculty and student body of the University;
  • ensures the integrity and security of the University’s databases;
  • evaluates current and future information technology requirements on campus; and
  • advises and assists members of the campus community in the use of technology needed to accomplish the University’s mission.

In fulfilling its mission, Information Technology consists of three (3) primary units 1) University Computing Support Services; 2) Office of Information Systems; and 3) Information and Media Networks.

University Computing Support Services (UCSS) provides the following facilities and services:

  • the UCS Sun facility, which provides email, the primary campus web server, statistical packages and other tools of interest to academic users.
  • automated test scoring via the Tescan facility.
  • network configuration for on-campus PCs
  • the Help Desk, which provides consultation, documentation, and other assistance to faculty, staff and students using PCs, Macs, or UNIX.

The Office of Information Systems (OIS) provides the following facilities and services:

  • The IBM Mainframe (MVS). ISIS accounts on MVS provide administrative database access. TSO accounts on MVS provide a few academic and administrative applications. This system is accessible from any terminal or personal computer that can connect to the network. To obtain an account on MVS: call the Office of Information Systems (482-6841). Any accounts provided to students on this system must be under the supervision of a faculty or staff member.
  • The ISIS Database. The ISIS database incorporates most of the administrative information in the University. Faculty advisors may obtain accounts to access student records. Departmental administrative staff may use it to access departmental records. To obtain an account: call the Office of Information Systems (482-6841).
  • On-line Registration. Contact the Registrar's Office, Martin Hall, for registration schedules and instructions. The enrollment status of all classes is updated daily. To register for classes or obtain grades, go to ULink at ulink.louisiana.edu.

Information and Media Networks (IMN) is a division of Information Technology of the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. Information Technology is under the leadership of Mr. Gene Fields, Chief Information Officer for the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. The Office of Information Technology is under the leadership of Vice-President Mr. Jerry Luke Leblanc.

IMN provides the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with five distinctive areas of service.

  • Data Networking and Telephones – Network Services
  • Printing and Publication – Printing Services
  • Compressed Video – Media Services
  • Campus Operator Services - Operator Services
  • Audio Visual Support - AV Services

It is Information and Media Networks' responsibility and goal to strive for the best possible outcome in assisting and providing solutions to communication problems.

IMN is under the direction of Steve Mahler. He has served at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette for more than 20 years providing direction and guidance in support of the University's IT needs.

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About UL Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,500 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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