The purpose of the Records and Information Management Services (RIMS) office is to provide a cohesive approach to the effective management of records and information resources throughout the University of Illinois, across all departments and campuses.
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 at UIC and one that spanned across all campuses. The task forces were charged with:
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.
Objective: Protect vital records of the University
Objective: Improve operational efficiencies
Objective: Promote scholarship and teaching excellence
In addition to the main purpose of RIMS stated above, other services offered by the RIMS office will be developed in close coordination with other units that may have expertise or strong interests in the following: