Western Illinois University
Administrative Information Management Systems

Picture of the DASD (left) next to the mainframe (middle).

Department Services

Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) provides Western Illinois University with centralized information system services and support through the following major services:

Administration and Planning

  • General Policy
  • Facilities Planning
  • Hardware and Software Acquisitions
  • Consolidated Maintenance Contracts
  • Contract Review for Data Processing Issues

Administrative Systems

  • Systems Analysis and Evaluation in IBM-centric Processor Related Systems
  • Systems Design and Implementation
  • Programming
  • Maintenance and Enhancement
  • Establishment and Maintenance of Western Illinois University Systems Standards

Purchased Application Systems

All such systems, no matter how acquired, must be approved by AIMS to ensure that interfacing and connectivity standards are met and that data integrity is maintained. All other hardware and software Requests for Purchase for items which attach to or run on the Central Processor must be submitted to AIMS for review in a timely manner.

Labels and Listings

AIMS also provides the University community with mailing labels, listings, or downloads of selected, non-sensitive data for University-related purposes only. The user must secure permission in advance and be willing to explain the purpose of the mailing, provide samples of the copy to be mailed, and provide a list of potential addresses. Further specifications and guidelines regarding mailing labels and other custom forms can be obtained from AIMS. Charges, if any, may be estimated by calling Administrative Information Management Systems.
Request For Labels and Listings Form

Tele-STARS E-mail Processing

WIU's Tele-STARS can send out e-mail to selected university e-mail addresses. The Tele-STARS Email Request form is available at the link below. Authorization requires two vice-president signatures and must be turned in at least 10 working days prior to the e-mail send date.
Tele-STARS Email Request Form

Please consult with AIMS before proposing or committing to any changes which may affect database content, data integrity, security, structure, format, input or output media, and may create interfacing problems. In addition, all major systems initiatives must be approved by the Internal Auditor.



System Availability

Daily: 3:00am - 11:59pm
Daily: 5:00am - 4:00am
Daily: 3:00am - 11:59pm

Administrative Information Management Systems
212 Sherman Hall • 1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455
Phone: (309)298-1944 • Email: AIMS@wiu.edu