Office for Information Technology

About Us

The Office for Information Technology (OIT) provides computing services and facilities to faculty, staff, and students at Williams College. We also have a group of Student Technology Consultants who support our students extensively. Most of our staff and labs are located in Jesup Hall.

Video created in Aug. ’11. Web Operations is now part of the Communications office.

OIT Teams

Mission Statement

The Williams College Office for Information Technology (OIT) supports the College’s mission of offering the best liberal arts education by helping faculty and students to develop effective uses for technology in teaching, learning, and research. OIT provides comprehensive, accessible and reliable information systems to sustain both administrative and academic endeavors. OIT promotes the sense of community by facilitating communication among all members of the College. Through the commitment to maintaining the highest technical standards in our information infrastructure and the dedication to making available the best information technology resources as well as instruction in how to use them, OIT enriches the College’s educational environment and helps to prepare students for life in the 21st century.

Student Support

As a pre-eminent liberal arts college, Williams must provide its students with information technology systems both as a tool for teaching in general and as a way to help students learn to think critically about information technology.

Faculty Support

For continued faculty excellence in research and in teaching, Williams must have an information infrastructure consistent with its liberal arts mission and stature. Williams information technology must support the faculty in communicating knowledge to students and to the community of scholars. It must support their research and scholarly communication on local, regional, national, and international scales.

Administrative Support

Administrative Information Systems must provide the administrative community of Williams College with high quality, accessible, and reliable information systems that enable the operational decision-making, planning, and analysis required to meet the institution’s standard of excellence. These systems provide services that are essential to the college community, including the administration of human resources functions (payroll and benefits), finance functions (accounting, budgets, accounts, payable and receivable), and student functions (admissions, financial aid, records and billing). The students, faculty, and staff require the best possible training and support in learning about and in using information technology. The Office for Information Technology plays a crucial role as a partner in supporting faculty, staff, and students in the use of technology in learning and teaching.