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Secure Share program:

DIT has developed the Secure Share program, which is a vehicle for sending documents with sensitive or confidential information to targeted recipients at the University of Maryland. Secure Share is approved for data classified as high risk in the UMD Data Classification Standard. If you need to share documents with the Smart Center that contain confidential information such as SSN or passport copies, please consider using Secure Share when sending the documents.


University travel restriction update July 24, 2020:

University-related international travel is not permitted (i.e. will not be authorized or reimbursed using university controlled funds). University-related, non-essential, out-of-state domestic travel is not permitted (i.e. will not be authorized or reimbursed using university controlled funds). Deans and Vice Presidents have authority to determine what travel will be deemed essential and to address other related questions.


Purpose and Mission

The Smart Center is a centralized business service center created to provide support and expertise to departments and to a growing pool of highly productive faculty. This support provides freedom to various administrative staff members in units to work on those projects which must be managed locally, ensure a higher level of administrative excellence and efficiency in the College, reducing liability and audit risk, and reallocate work—NOT positions or resources. Our mission is to provide administrative excellence and expertise that will serve the faculty and staff of the College assuring optimal, efficient and cost effective business solutions. The Smart Center will function as an advocate for the faculty and staff to reduce the administrative burden and workload, and facilitate research and teaching while providing resources and services to ensure adherence to federal, state and university regulations.