What We Do
Community and Capacity Building
Facilitating the ongoing operations of the MS-CC consistent with the initial vision and charter.
Creating a single unified DMZ for Collaborative Research for MS-CC Membership.
Conducting 2-3 CI Workshops, including virtual events with Internet2, to introduce and develop CI concepts to MS-CC membership. View a Connecting the Dots: Using Campus IT Infrastructure Survey Data webinar from March 2021 on the Internet2 YouTube channel.
Create a Leadership Core from the current membership to provide human cyberinfrastructure expertise to increase competitiveness, grow capabilities, and participate in the global CI ecosystem.
Visits by CIOs and institutional leaders to introduce the MS-CC.
Utilizing the CI Maturity Model currently in development as a vehicle for institutional self-assessment and cross-community dialogue.
Developmental evaluation, feedback surveys, and building internal facilitation capability.
Developing and delivering network engineer training, linked across MS-CC campuses, with co-op and internship opportunities.
Developing shared curriculum resources to be adapted for use among the MS-CC campuses, with input from industry professionals on key topics, including cybersecurity, data analytics, data curation, cyberinfrastructure, networking, and related topics.
Developing a talent pipeline of students from MS-CC campuses to fill cyberinfrastructure positions that are opening on a continuing basis as staff are being hired away by the private sector.
Research Support and Acceleration
Creating a joint research database to encourage interdisciplinary research among MS-CC membership.
Soliciting partner institutions to support the common goal to enhance cyberinfrastructure resources to minorities serving institutions.
Soliciting and recruiting industry partnerships to the mutual benefit of consortium members.
Develop and implement a “floating” cyberinfrastructure engineer by making available consulting slots to membership institutions. These resources could be contracted, or donate other affiliate or industry partners depending on the expertise required.