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Academic Research Network Forum Recording

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:05 am

Information Technology hosted an Open Forum on April 1, 2015 to provide an overview of the Academic Research Network project and gather campus research needs. The Academic Research Network (ARN) will offer virtual and physical hosting of Linux and Windows servers to College faculty and staff in support of academic research. IT recorded the forum and you can view the recording at

If you could not attend this forum and would like to contribute your input, please email the project manager, Andrew Bergstrom.

April IT Newsletter

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 9:40 am

View the full newsletter at April IT Newsletter.

Topics for this month include:

  • TechQual+ Survey Results
  • Academic Research Network Open Forum
  • Un-Grants
  • Cyber Security and Tax Season

February 2014 IT Newsletter

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 6 February 2014 | 11:53 am

View the full newsletter at: IT February 2014 Newsletter.

Topics for this month include:

  • Cascade Server Maintenance
  • IT Strategic Planning Initiatives
  • IT Open Forum
  • Kaltura Media Service
  • Windows XP End of Life
  • Update with Spam Filter Upgrade

Below is a quick preview. (Click to see full newsletter)


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Save the Date

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 6 February 2014 | 8:00 am

The Information Technology Strategic Advisory Committee (ITSAC) invites you to attend the 2nd Open Forum this academic year to inform the Information Technology (IT) strategic planning process. We will provide a brief overview of the current IT strategic planning effort and the work of your Committee, and then open the floor for questions or input. With your help we will continue to develop a strategic plan for Information Technology at the College that understands and addresses the needs of our College community. Your participation is instrumental in making sure this process is successful.

ITSAC Open Forum
Stern Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor Stern Center
Monday, February 17th, starting at 3 PM

We hope this Open Forum will provide the opportunity for members of our community to become engaged in the future of IT at the College. Members of the newly formed Information Technology Strategic Advisory Committee (ITSAC) and IT will be present to hear your suggestions and ideas for inclusion in the final 2015-17 Information Technology Strategic Plan. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend.

For more on the ITSAC and this planning effort please visit:



IT Open Forum Today at 2pm

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 16 December 2013 | 8:00 am

Just a friendly reminder that the Information Technology Strategic Advisory Committee (ITSAC) will be hosting an Open Forum for all interested faculty, staff and students of the College on Monday, December 16th.  We’d love the opportunity to hear your voice regarding your priorities and needs for IT services at the College.

ITSAC Open Forum
Physician’s Auditorium
Monday, December 16th @ 2:00 pm

If you are unable to attend but would like to express your idea to the Committee, please email the members of the Committee (listed below) at  This email address will distribute your comments to the entire Committee. For more on ITSAC and this planning effort please see below.

To align investment of IT resources and talent to best support the College Strategic Plan; and
To engage constituents and College leadership in articulating the campus’ most important requirements and expectations for availability and utilization of technology.

Plan for the Plan
The development of the 2015-2017 Information Technology Strategic Plan will bring together faculty, staff and student representatives from the entire College community to share needs, ideas, and expectations for technology both now and into the future.  It will provide multiple opportunities for IT to better understand its users and for users to better understand the challenges faced by IT in funding, implementing, and maintaining technology in support of the mission, goals and strategies of the College.  This is the first iteration of a rolling, 3-year strategic planning process that will facilitate a comprehensive, flexible IT strategic plan for the College.

Expected Outcome
Implementation of the IT strategic planning process will set institutional priorities for IT and identify funding to be requested for key initiatives to take place in FY15, FY16, FY17, & beyond.  The efforts produced here should inform annual iterations and refinements of this process, thereby ensuring that IT fulfills its mission most effectively and efficiently.

The ITSAC Members as of November 25, 2013

  • Boone, Marijana
  • Boyd, Cathy
  • Bryson, Joshua A
  • Burbage, Priscilla
  • Cabot, Jeri O
  • Campbell, John
  • Caveny-Noecker, Deanna M.
  • Cherry, Lynn
  • Curtis, John
  • Desplaces, David
  • Hagood, Margaret
  • Hale, Jerry
  • Hallberg, Barbara S
  • Kersey, Robert N
  • Owens, Kathryn
  • Pope, Ed
  • Posey, James
  • Rivaleau, Susan Anderson
  • Smith, Wayne
  • Starr, Chris
  • Stoudenmire, Larry
  • White, John W
  • Vulava, Vijay M
  • Cape, Bob
  • 3 additional invitations outstanding


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