The mission of Technology Services is to enhance the teaching, learning, research and operational landscapes at The Catholic University of America. To meet this goal, CPIT provides creative leadership in information systems, ensures the innovative planning, implementation and reliability of the varied underlying technology infrastructures, and partners with the community to provide responsive, coordinated information. While all Universities create, disseminate, and preserve information, The Catholic University of America plays a special role in this endeavor. CPIT's constant goal is to realize the founding vision by cultivating an environment where all members of the University community may "discover, preserve and impart the truth in all its forms."
Technology Services provides computing and network facilities to students and faculty for their educational and research activities; supports the university's management information systems; manages the campus network; and provides telecommunication, digital media and technical support services. The center provides leadership on the ethical use of computing.
Numerous public lab areas and classrooms are equipped with networked desktop computers. All residence hall rooms have network connections via a gigabit ethernet campus backbone; many residence halls and also have wireless network access. The center supports Internet tools such as World Wide Web browsers and electronic mail. Numerous Web tools also are available for instructional and research purposes. Popular software programs for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh are supported in the public lab areas.
The campus computing environment consists of Intel servers running Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems, numerous workstations and more than 2,000 networked Windows and Macintosh desktop computers with direct access to the Internet, Internet2 and the Washington Research Library Consortium. Central computing services are accessible directly over the campus network and via the Web from outside campus.