Enhancement Areas

Information Infrastructure

Evolve our information infrastructure to enhance research, learning, and University operations


Faculty and student ingenuity coupled with ever-expanding computing power, mobile technologies, and network connectivity have transformed higher education, removing barriers previously imposed by data-processing tools and geography to make initiatives that were once unimaginable realities of the modern academy.

In articulating this charge to evolve our information infrastructure, we are making a multifaceted investment in Notre Dame’s ability to fulfill its academic mission. A technologically advanced campus helps attract and retain the best faculty and students, promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship, facilitates the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, and makes it possible to equip our graduates with skills necessary to excel in a global economy.

The ability to apply information technology creatively on a large scale has become a key differentiator among institutions.

While innovation at the individual and unit levels remains important, the ability to apply information technology creatively on a large scale—across both academic endeavors and the operational arms (e.g., administrative and campus life services) that support them—has become a key differentiator among institutions.

By developing our University-wide IT infrastructure, including by leveraging cloud and partnered services, we can expect stronger intellectual connectedness, remarkable new resource accessibility and capability, and more interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, all of which will in turn further extend Notre Dame’s impact in the broader world.


  • Strategy 1: Deploy innovative solutions for the entire research life cycle, helping faculty compete for grants, pursue their particular lines of scholarship, and preserve, curate, and disseminate their work
  • Strategy 2: Support faculty with cutting-edge resources designed to allow them to incorporate novel approaches to learning that prepare students to contribute in a technology-enhanced, global economy
  • Strategy 3: Facilitate data-driven decision-making and digital workflows by establishing a common set of data governance standards, analytics tools, and services to be used throughout the University
  • Strategy 4: Implement advanced technology infrastructure that meets emerging collaboration, storage, network, and information safeguarding needs