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TLOS: Professional Development Network relies on its many partners to provide quality programming and professional development opportunities.  Our many partners include:

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) provides centralized support for research computing by building, operating, and promoting the use of advanced cyberinfrastructure at Virginia Tech. ARC delivers a comprehensive ecosystem consisting of advanced computational systems, large-scale data storage, visualization facilities, software, and consulting services. ARC provides education and outreach services through conferences, seminars, and scientific computing courses. ARC seeks to help maximize research productivity at Virginia Tech through interdisciplinary collaborations that connect researchers to new opportunities in computing and data-driven research as they occur. By fostering strategic partnerships with the public and private sector, ARC serves to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit around advanced computing infrastructure as a platform for collaboration and helps secure the position of Virginia Tech as a leader in education and research.

Check out the ARC website.

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Pathways is a vibrant, flexible, and innovative general education program, that provides a coherent and meaningful learning experience and allows students to integrate the learning for use throughout their lifetimes.

As a central component of the undergraduate experience at Virginia Tech, the Pathways curriculum will guide students to examine the world from multiple perspectives and integrate their knowledge across disciplines and domains of learning through a hands-on, minds-on approach.

Check out the Pathways website.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) fosters the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of disciplinary and interdisciplinary learner-centered instruction; promotes and recognizes excellence in higher education instruction; supports and conducts research on the scholarship of teaching and learning; and advocates for a campus climate that values educating the whole student through effective, innovative and transformative instruction.

Check out the CETL website.

The College of Engineering Office of Global Engineering Engagement and Research (GEER) and Information Technology at Virginia Tech has supported post-baccalaureate education for working engineers and scientists in the United States for over twenty years. The graduate programs offered include Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, and Systems Engineering. The Distance Learning programs are offered via state-of-the-art technology that includes interactive videoconferencing (IVC) and online delivery methods.

Student computing requirements, software licensing, research computing, and a host of other services are also the responsibility of our office.

International Programs, be it studying, co-oping, or interning abroad, is administered by Dean Scales out of this office.

Check out the GEER website.

The Enterprise GIS Group was created in 2008 as a unit of Converged Technologies for Security, Safety, and Resilience. Enterprise GIS facilitates access to central IT resources supporting storage and hosting of GIS data for academic and administrative uses within the university community. The group also provides training that lowers barriers to entry to the use of GIS tools, analysis processes, and other resources as the state-of-the-art in geospatial sciences continues to advance. The central support of GIS, as a strategic component of the university’s technology infrastructure, is intended to create efficiencies of scale and significant cost savings to university departments by leveraging the latest technologies in data hosting and storage as well as the expertise of the IT professionals in the IT organization who manage the university's computing and networking functions on a daily basis.

Check out the GIS website.

The Office for Equity and Accessibility houses the offices of ADA and Accessibility Services, Affirmative Action, Conflict Resolution, Harassment and Discrimination, and Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act. Collectively, these units coordinate and support civil rights compliance and offer resources to address workplace conflicts.

Check out the Office of Equity and Access website.

The Graduate School is responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of graduate education throughout the University. Graduate School personnel work in partnership with the faculty, program chairs and department heads, the deans, graduate students (particularly through the Graduate Student Assembly, and the Commission on Graduate Studies & Policies (CGS&P) to further Graduate education at Virginia Tech.

Check out the Graduate School website.

The mission of the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) is to provide technology tools and services, education, awareness, and guidance necessary to all Virginia Tech users to work towards a safe and secure information technology environment for teaching and learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.

Check out the ITSO website.

SAS helps you make sense of the message. As the leader in business analytics software and services, SAS transforms your data into insights that give you a fresh perspective on your business. You can identify what’s working. Fix what isn’t. And discover new opportunities.

We can help you turn large amounts of data into knowledge you can use, and we do it better than anyone. It’s no wonder an overwhelming majority of customers continue to use SAS year after year. We believe it’s because we hire great people to create great software and services.

Check out the SAS website.

The mission of the Statistical Applications and Innovations Group (SAIG), formerly LISA, is to provide statistical advice, analysis, and education to Virginia Tech researchers by offering individual collaboration meetings, walk-in consulting, educational short courses, and support for interdisciplinary research projects.

Our statistical collaborators are trained to help design studies and experiments, analyze and plot data, run statistical software, interpret results, and communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians free of charge to those in participating colleges.  We collaborate on projects in disciplines ranging from social science to rocket science.

Check out the SAIG website.

The primary mission of Accessible Technologies is to ensure that students, employees, and the general public with disabilities have the appropriate technologies needed to access the programs and services of the university. To achieve this goal, Accessible Technologies works with University ADA Services and Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) to educate and supply assistive technologies to individuals with a documented need for disability accommodations at Virginia Tech.

Check out the Accessible Technologies website.

The University Libraries play an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines. 

We strive to share information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through our growing open data and research repositories.

Overall, our goal is to foster innovation, discovery, creativity, and collaboration through our spaces, technology, services, and people.

Check out the University Libraries website.

The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer oversees a division responsible for the following:

  • Enhancing and supporting teaching and learning
  • Participating in, supporting, and enhancing research
  • Fostering outreach, developing partnerships with communities, and promoting the capabilities of advanced networking and communications
  • Providing, securing, and maintaining information systems allows the university to accomplish its missions

Offices include:

  • Advanced Research Computing
  • Collaborative Computing Solutions
  • Enterprise Systems
  • IT Experience & Engagement
  • IT Security Office
  • Network Infrastructure & Services
  • Secure Identity Services
  • Technology-enhanced Learning & Online Strategies

Check out the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology website.