The Office of Information Technology (OIT) delivers high-quality information technology solutions and services that further Brown University's ability to achieve its mission of excellence in education, research, and public leadership.
To this end we strive to:
OIT is the centralized computing department at Brown, with over 250 staff. OIT supports over 300 services.
While many academic and administrative areas of Brown are supported by OIT's own IT Help Desk and IT Support Consultants, the IT Support community at Brown also includes a number of Departmental Computing Coordinators (DCCs) and System Administrators (Sysadmins). These are computer support staff employed directly within a department, division or school.
If a department has a dedicated support person, they are encouraged to designate that person as a Departmental Computing Coordinator. The purpose of this program is to recognize the important role local Coordinators play and to help them do their job. The role of a DCC depends upon the skills and specialization of the Coordinator involved, the needs of the individual department and the time that the appointed Coordinator has available to devote to the task. A Coordinator might act in one or more of the following capacities:
The DCC program is currently run by a steering committee of seven DCCs and OIT support staff from various disciplines across campus plus an OIT liaison. If you would like more information on this program, please contact the OIT DCC liaison.
Several Brown academic and administrative units have internal IT groups, including: