Hitting Our Stride: Innovate to Elevate

Published: 03/01/2024

Digital Equity Strategic Framework

Pillar 1: Enabling Innovation and Transformation

DoIT plays a pivotal role in propelling Stony Brook's research endeavors to new heights. By providing cutting-edge research computing resources, including high-performance computing clusters and cloud platforms, we equip faculty and students with the tools needed to tackle groundbreaking challenges. Collaborative platforms and data visualization tools further spark discovery, enabling real-time communication and seamless exploration of complex datasets.

The road to digital equity in research and academia isn't without its bumps. Unequal access to technology and inadequate digital literacy remain formidable hurdles. Recognizing this, DoIT offers comprehensive training programs and workshops, empowering faculty and students to confidently navigate the digital landscape. Bridging the knowledge gap, they pave the way for a truly inclusive research and learning environment.


Pillar 2: Fostering Inclusivity and Professional Growth

Diversity and inclusion are not mere buzzwords for DoIT; they are the lifeblood of our workforce. The department actively encourages applications from underrepresented groups and fosters a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and heard. Through mentorship programs and leadership development initiatives, they nurture the talents of all staff members, ensuring their voices are amplified and their contributions acknowledged.

But DoIT's commitment to inclusivity doesn't stop with its own walls. They extend their expertise to the greater Stony Brook community, offering professional development programs and workshops on digital accessibility and inclusive teaching practices. By equipping faculty and staff with the necessary skills, they empower them to create classrooms and workplaces where everyone thrives.

Measuring progress is crucial, and DoIT takes a data-driven approach to assess the effectiveness of its initiatives. Through surveys and focus groups, they gather feedback from staff and students, constantly refining their strategies to ensure they are meeting the needs of the community and furthering the mission of Stony Brook University. This dedication to continuous improvement guarantees that their efforts remain relevant and impactful.


Pillar 3: Partnering to Modernize and Protect

As a service entity, DoIT strives to create partnerships to enable the ongoing modernization of our technology infrastructure, policies, and processes. These modernization efforts allow DoIT to take into consideration major global higher education trends as well as socio-technical trends that influence the overall expectations of our technology users.  In the end, our modernization efforts contribute to Stony Brook’s competitive advantage in the constantly evolving digital landscape.

In today's hyper-connected world, cybersecurity threats loom large. Recognizing this, DoIT is a vigilant sentinel, safeguarding the university's digital infrastructure and data. Employing cutting-edge security technologies, educational awareness, and proactive measures to prevent cyberattacks before they can inflict damage. Regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing identify and address weaknesses, solidifying Stony Brook's digital defenses.

DoIT understands that true security comes through collaboration. Our team works closely with departments across the university, fostering open communication and joint initiatives. By creating a culture of cybersecurity awareness, they empower everyone to play a role in protecting the university's valuable assets.

Moreover, DoIT shares its expertise beyond Stony Brook, willingly collaborating with other institutions and sharing best practices. Through conferences, workshops, and online resources, they contribute to the collective knowledge base, helping to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of the entire academic community.



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