Office of Campus Technology (OCT)

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The Office of Campus Technology (OCT) was originally organized as the Office of Technology and Distance Learning (OTDL) in July 1998 to consolidate computing center, academic computing and media services into one cohesive unit to emphasize the importance of technology in higher education and to facilitate the offering of campus programs to off-campus sites through distance learning (DL) technology. However, in recent years, it is apparent that to have a successful, sustainable and significant DL programs at UH Hilo, it must involve the academic departments and colleges to have the academic disciplines own and administer the DL program. The College of Continuing Education and Community Services (CCECS) can provide the coordination function of admitting students and performing all student services function. The role of our division is to provide the technology (e.g., HITS, web-based, podcasting, and streaming) and training to facilitate the development and delivery of these programs. Thus, the name change will truly reflect our division’s mission.

Organization

OCT is headed by the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reporting directly to the Chancellor. Under CTO, the division is organized into three units:

In addition OCT maintains a “Help Desk” to assist faculty/staff with their computer needs.

Policies

UH Hilo technology policies are governed by the UH policy E2.210: Use and Management of Information Technology Resources. Additional policies and information are also available here: