About RIMS


The current environment for sustaining excellence in higher education demands that the University use innovative administrative models that both enable efficient business practices for our employees and increase transparency for our constituents. A component of such a model involves providing an effective and coordinated approach to managing the University’s records and information assets and systems.

To achieve this aim two task forces were established, one on the UIC campus and one that spanned across all three campuses. The task forces were charged with:

  • identifying issues related to the management of data, records, and information resources
  • setting and prioritizing goals for a RIMS program, including the creation of policies
  • determining the services needed to achieve the goals of a RIMS program
  • proposing a structure for the program

The final reports from the task forces proposed a RIMS governance structure and identified objectives for a RIMS program. An in-depth description of the goals, proposed structure, and functionality of the RIMS program can be found in the reports linked below.

Objectives and Approach

Objective: Protect vital records of the University


  • Establish departmental plans for managing records
  • Develop methods for trustworthy and efficient purging of information resources

Objective: Improve operational efficiencies


  • Reduce unnecessary duplication
  • Support streamlined use of existing systems
  • Assist in aligning state laws and regulations with current business practices of the University

Objective: Promote scholarship and teaching excellence


  • Support the preservation of historic records
  • Support and standardize policy development
  • Increase opportunities for collegial collaboration around data management


Task Force Reports

UI Task Force Report
UIC Task Force Report

FY12 Progress Reports

FY12 Annual Progress Report

FY12 Chicago Campus Details

FY12 UA Details

FY12 Urbana Campus Details

Other Reports

Environmental Assessment