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Session Details
Wednesday, June 16
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
General Session: Five Ways of Looking at the Liberal Arts Campus in 2015
Bryan Alexander, Director of Research, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
How will emerging technologies shape our campuses in the near future? This presentation explores several scenarios for a hypothetical 2015 to help us imagine and strategize trends and outcomes. Technologies and practices involved include open content, projection, smartphones, wireless connectivity, apps, gaming, social media, personalization, Web standards, the semantic Web, ebooks, tablets, and copyright, for starters. We connect these to campuses, namely (among other things) smart classrooms, multimedia support, study abroad, campus life, pedagogy, the net.gen, and scholarly communication. Scenarios remix these into divergent narratives: Digital Balkanization, The Long Great Recession, World of Points, The Open World, and Imbrication Nation.
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Panel Discussion: Five Ways of Looking at the Liberal Arts Campus in 2015
Gayle Barton, Chief Information Technology Officer, Swarthmore College
Megan Fitch, Director of Information Services and Resources, Beloit College
Carol L. Smith, Chief Information Officer, DePauw University
Edward Webb, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Dickinson College & Member of the NITLE Advisory Board
Facilitator: Gene Wiemers, Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian, Bates College
How will emerging technologies shape our campuses in the near future? This presentation explores several scenarios for a hypothetical 2015 to help us imagine and strategize trends and outcomes. Technologies and practices involved include open content, projection, smartphones, wireless connectivity, apps, gaming, social media, personalization, Web standards, the semantic Web, ebooks, tablets, and copyright, for starters. We connect these to campuses, namely (among other things) smart classrooms, multimedia support, study abroad, campus life, pedagogy, the net.gen, and scholarly communication. Scenarios remix these into divergent narratives: Digital Balkanization, The Long Great Recession, World of Points, The Open World, and Imbrication Nation.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Concurrent Session: Exploring Mobile Learning with Franklin & Marshall and Reed College
Marianna Colgrove, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Reed College
Teb Locke, Instructional Technologist/Designer, Franklin & Marshall
Charles Wachira, Instructional Technologist/Designer, Franklin & Marshall
This session will describe mobile learning pilot projects at two colleges. The mLearning Pilot Project at Franklin & Marshall College explored faculty uses of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in teaching, learning, and research across multiple disciplines. The Reed College pilot project focused on the academic uses of the Amazon Kindle. Reed’s plans for an iPad pilot next fall will also be presented.
Concurrent Session: Leading in the Midst of Incredible Change
Justin Sipher, Chief Technology Officer, Skidmore College
David Smallen, Vice President for IT, Hamilton College
This is a follow-up to a 2008 CLAC conference presentation on effective organizational leadership. Since that time, higher education has felt the effects of the incredible economic downturn resulting in scarce resources for new initiatives and, in many cases, serious reduction in budgets and personnel. New fiscal realities have sometimes resulted in even greater demand for IT services (e.g., video conferencing). At the same time, the emerging possibilities of cloud computing and increase in use of consumer technology by our community allow for significant changes to long-time service offerings. IT staff are anxious about the future role of the campus IT professional. Given this environment, it is critical to provide effective and stable leadership for the IT organization. We will facilitate a candid discussion for IT leaders on best practices for dealing with these challenges.
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session: Full Stream Ahead: Implementing a New Video System at St. Lawrence
Jim Forney, Educational Technologies Resource Manager, St. Lawrence University
Video is used widely by faculty across the disciplines and today's students are certainly accustomed to having course materials accessible on demand. In order to meet the needs of our faculty and students better, St. Lawrence has been working with HaiVision to implement their Video Furnace streaming solution. During this process, selecting the technology has been but one of many questions to address, along with developing new policies and procedures. This presentation will focus on a variety of aspects from a project planning and implementation perspective, including communication, campus partnerships, cost, staffing, and looking to the future.
Concurrent Session: IT Mergers with the Library, Institutional Research: Benefits and Challenges
Kris Jones, Director of Information Technology Services, Colorado College
Vishvas Paradkar, Director of Enterprise Information Services, Colorado College
Janet Scannell, Director of Computing Services, Bryn Mawr College
Elliott Shore, CIO/College Librarian, Bryn Mawr College
Randy Stiles, Vice President for Information Management, Colorado College
Amanda Udis-Kessler, Director of Institutional Research, Colorado College
In 2002, Bryn Mawr merged its library and computing departments. In 2003, Colorado College combined IT Services with Institutional Research, creating the Information Management Division with a mission to provide both technical and analytical support for the College. The presenters will describe their own merger experiences, and will engage the audience in a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that come with formal structural mergers or less formal collaborative efforts between campus departments.
Thursday, June 17
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
General Session: Picking Policy Priorities: Porn, Privacy, Procurement, P2P, or IP?
Greg Jackson, Vice President for Policy and Analysis, EDUCAUSE
Param Bedi, Chief Information Officer, Bucknell University
Ellen J. Keohane, Director, Information Technology Services, College of the Holy Cross
Justin Sipher, Chief Technology Officer, Skidmore College
Facilitator: Joel Cooper, Director of Information Technology Services, Carleton College
We have limited resources, so we have to choose. But everything relates to everything else, so we can't. This is true both in DC and on campus. Stasis won't work. What shall we do?
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Concurrent Session: CDS Version 2: The CLAC Perspective
Dan Updegrove, Consultant for Core Data Service Redesign, EDUCAUSE
EDUCAUSE recently announced that its Core Data Service (CDS) will be redesigned this year, with updates envisioned for the survey content, interactive analysis and reporting tools, appropriate use policy, and annual summary report. CLAC members, longstanding contributors to CDS and, previously to COSTS, are unique in having access to a subset of CDS data downloaded in spreadsheet format. Two CLAC members, Dave Smallen and Randy Stiles have been named to the Working Group for the CDS Redesign. This session will provide a highly interactive discussion of our experience with CDS and of our reactions to preliminary redesign concepts that will be distributed in advance of the conference.
Concurrent Session: Quality and Consistency: Presentation and Production on Campus
John Coccia, Director of Media Services, Franklin & Marshall College
Jon Enos, CIO, Franklin & Marshall College
Many administrators have chewed their nails hoping the “Big Lecture” works out or doesn’t have a technical failure in recording. After many years of band-aiding various auditoriums and lecture spaces with different components, electronics, recording specifications, etc., Franklin & Marshall designed a program around the over 175 campus events that occur annually. F&M built or renovated four auditoriums that provide quality presentation and production with consistent hardware and software, making for an enjoyable event and lasting archive. We have concentrated on our high-profile public lectures to promote them in a very timely manner to our friends and alumni as a way of engaging them and expanding the reach of our daily campus activities.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Concurrent Session: Getting Started with Digital Dashboards
Steve Brandt, Associate Director of Enterprise Systems, Dickinson College
Jill Forrester, Director of Enterprise Systems, Dickinson College
Digital dashboards make it possible to keep or create critical information within easy reach of decision makers. This presentation will discuss how your institution can use digital dashboards to enhance executive decision making. The organizational and technical requirements needed to design, develop, implement, and support dashboards will be discussed. Specific examples of several digital dashboards will also be provided.
Concurrent Session: SLUWire: Developing a Student Community Using Drupal
James Mattice, Co-CIO / Director of Network Technologies, St. Lawrence University
Matt Scafidi-McGuire, Web Developer, St. Lawrence University
In the fall of 2009, St. Lawrence University successfully launched a student community called SLUWire. This presentation will cover the reasons behind this student driven project along with how Information Technology and Web Services was able to use Drupal to meet an important need on campus.
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session: Going Green: An IT Sustainability Lightning-Round Discussion
Maureen Scoones, Training Coordinator, Information Technology Services, Hamilton College
David W. Sisk, Associate Director for Administration, Information Technology Services, Macalester College
Jolee West, Director of Academic Computing Services and Digital Library Projects, Wesleyan University
Moderator: David Kelly, Associate Director, Academic Systems Support, Dickinson College
In this session, a group of presenters will give mini-presentations on IT initiatives that have helped their institutions perform a function or business process more sustainably. The brief presentations will act as seeds for further discussion between the presenters and the audience and among the audience members.
Concurrent Session: Undamming DAM
Rebecca Sandlin, Deputy CIO, Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College collaboratively established digital asset management guidelines to encourage and sustain campus-wide-supported and self-service digitization projects. This presentation will describe the evolving process to establish standards for file format, metadata, and workflow among disparate academic and administrative departments (to get the Bowdoin community on the same DAM page!).