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Information Services at DePauw


We strive to


Inform, Educate and Empower clients -- our students, faculty members, and staff


Consolidate, Standardize, and Virtualize processes

Collaboration is a long-term commitment

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

-- Henry Ford

Meeting Students Where They Are

We must provide technologies that enable people to collaborate and communicate with each other. We need to balance what’s important to keep the infrastructure solid and secure with how much we let people do what they need to do in order to create and learn.


-- Cited in the February 2010 issue of Campus Technology

Focusing on what is Core


If a system or service is unique or culturally specific to our institution --that only we can maintain -- then it is core . . . . we know that we need to maintain it.

But if it is merely critical, then we should consider outsourced or cloud solutions, if they exist and are economically feasible.


-- Cited in the October 2011 issue of Campus Technology


Speaking about Pedagogy . . .

Using Pen-Based Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching & Learning

A student-produced mini-documentary that showcases some ways that instructors at DePauw University are using tablet pcs to enhance teaching and learning.


Agnes Scott College

Information Services Department, October 2007

Gettysburg College

Information Technology Department, April 2005

A Brief Biography

Carol L. Smith is the Chief Information Officer at DePauw University, a position that she has held since 2008. Carol joined the DePauw community in 1994 and has been variously involved with information technology programs and initiatives at the university. Her current role as leader of Information Services is to ensure that effective, appropriate, and sustainable IT resources and services are available to enable all students, faculty members, and staff members of the DePauw community.


Carol earned her undergraduate degree from DePauw (1985) and her master’s degree in instruction systems technology from Indiana University School of Education (2001). She was a member of the 2011 EDUCAUSE conference program committee, is a current member of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) Board of Directors, has served on the board of directors of the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS), and is a frequent presenter at conferences and active member of several professional organizations, including EDUCAUSE, CLAC, NITLE, and the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI).  Carol is also looking forward to serving as a faculty member for the EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute Program, beginning in 2014.