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The Division of Information Technology


IT Professional Organizations and Memberships

Most professionals understand that keeping up-to-date with trends associated with their field of work is extremely important. A useful resource for many individuals is membership in a professional organizationProfessional organizations publish journals, case studies newsletters, and websites with invaluable information on up-to-date issues and developments in specific field of interests. In addition, they offer valuable networking opportunities. Below, you will find a list of professional organizations utilized by the Division of Information.

Instituion-wide Memberships held by the Division of IT

The Division of Information Technology covers the cost of annual membership (if required) in the organzations listed below. Since the memberships are for the entire institution, rather than one individual, any employee can take advantages of the resources the organizations offer members. 

SC Information Technology Directors Association (SCITDA) Collaborative organization focused to benefit government agencies, and colleges and universities in South Carolina. It is a medium for the exchange of information pertinent to the management of state information technology facilities.
EDUCAUSE Community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. More than 1,800 colleges and universities collaborate on common higher education IT challenges.
Gartner IT research and advisory company that provides all faculty, staff and students with access to detailed IT core research references, reviews, and analytics.
Education Advisory Board (EAB) Research and consulting firm that provides data on elevating performance in teaching, research, and academic governance.
EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Provides user data, higher education technology trends and practices, and collaboration opportunities for IT professionals and higher education leaders.
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) A community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through IT innovation. Community members share ideas and information regarding the innovative application of technology.


Individual Memberships held by Division of IT Staff

In addition, staff members of the division hold several individual memberships. If a faculty or staff member would like to find out more about these organizations, or utilize a resource offered by the organizations listed below, please contact us

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Comprehensive body of resources, knowledge and experts to help IT security professionals navigate privacy and data concerns.
REN-ISAC Organization devoted to providing members with collaborative information related to cybersecurity operational protection and response within the research and higher education (R&E) communities.
IT Certification & Security Experts (ISC2) Professional certifications to ensure individuals stay current on emerging IT threats, technologies, regulations, standards, and requirements. Allows members to network with other professionals who design, build, and maintain a secure business environment.
Higher Education User Group (HEUG) User Group for Oracle/PeopleSoft users that promotes collaboration among higher education institutions relating to best practices in business processes and technology practices.
SC Chapter of Government Management Information Sciences (SC-GMIS) Provides an organizational structure and network with associated activities, which may be used by all of county and local government agencies and educational institutions in the state. Assists with information and automation endeavors and with associated projects and problems.
Project Management Institute (PMI) Nine Project Managers in DoIT must hold the PMP certification to perform daily job responsibilities. Membership is $129 per person annually. Project Managers benefit the entire institution by providing oversight to IT projects, ensure plans are followed through, and oversee spending to improve project results.
Incommon Federation/Internet 2 Membership allows university employees to participate in training and workshops related to Internet2 and SSL Certificates.  
InfoComm International InfoComm International® is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. Through activities that include tradeshows, education, certification, government relations, outreach and information services, InfoComm promotes the industry and enhances members’ ability to conduct business successfully and competently.
Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) Non-profit organization that provides sound leadership and a forum for information exchange among individuals who work in media and technology support in higher education settings.
SC ServiceNow User Group Provides a forum for developers and technical professionals to network, learn best practices, keep knowledge and skills sharp, and interact with peers in person to remain up-to-date on current issues and trends.
Help Desk Institute (HDI) Professional association for the technical support industry and a source of industry information, leadership, and standards. The HDI Higher Education Forum is a targeted group of Service Directors, Technical Service Managers, and Support Managers responsible for managing services at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. 
Chronicle of Higher Education Source of current news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators.
International Society of Chief Data Officers Organization to support and empower individuals charged with leading enterprise strategy, governance, and management of information and data assets.