Communities Designed to Foster Collaboration

The concepts of Community and Collaboration drive us to constantly innovate on behalf of our members. We know our communities are faced with reduced budgets, limited funding and the pressure to do more with less.

Our Solution

Provide easy access to more affordable services and resources.


We foster a community of collaboration with a consortium-based approach. The consortium approach allows members to focus on their rapidly changing and dynamic environments while simultaneously encouraging collaboration amongst competitors. This approach allows for:

  • Reduced member service costs
  • A business-like approach for enhanced productivity
  • Strengthened relationship between segments of the educational economy
  • Fulfillment of member and community missions.

Community Activity Groups:

Our alliance of Community Activity Groups:

  • Work on topic-centered research and development projects, which affect:
    • Teaching
    • System architecture and network
  • Encourage collaboration amongst competitor organizations and institutions
  • Allow members to have a continued dialogue with colleagues from other institutions on topics that relate to their experience in teaching with technologies.
  • Evolve to reflect the changing needs of our membership

Current Community Activity Groups include:

  • Academic Technology Group (ATG)
  • Data Resource Group (DRG)
  • K-20 Initiative
  • Network Authentication Working Group (NAWG)
  • NJCIO group
  • NJ Grid: Advanced Computing Technology (CI -ACT)
  • Security Resource Group (SRG)
  • User Services Group (USG)
  • Video Resource Group (VRG)
  • Voice Services Group (VSG)