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Western Regional Conference Think Stops (2009)

2009 Western Regional Conference Think Stops

Think Stop #1

2009 Western Regional Conference Think Stop #1:  Question:  If you could bring someone else with you to the conference- who would it be and why? Responses: CFO: convince her that cost/benefit analysis is all meaningful. Librarian- would have enjoyed the keynote. [ditto…there are a lot of sessions here that are relevant to library programs and services]. Faculty- to hear what’s happening at other institutions in the area. CIO or IT leader from each institution in the system- all parts of the system should be represented. CFO, President, Provost, University Planner, Faculty- to help them see the light. @Karf0- he is an excellent designer and has been missed this week. Our new V.C. to collaborate with CIO’s. The chair of our faculty committee on computing- to provide context on issues common to higher Ed and to showcase where we shine. Definitely would have taken e-librarian to the Internet Archives last night! Awesome.

If you could bring someone else with you to the conference- who would it be and why?

  • CFO: convince her that cost/benefit analysis is all meaningful.
  • Librarian- would have enjoyed the keynote. [ditto…there are a lot of sessions here that are relevant to library programs and services].
  • Faculty- to hear what’s happening at other institutions in the area.
  • CIO or IT leader from each institution in the system- all parts of the system should be represented.
  • CFO, President, Provost, University Planner, Faculty- to help them see the light.
  • @Karf0- he is an excellent designer and has been missed this week.
  • Our new V.C. to collaborate with CIO’s.
  • The chair of our faculty committee on computing- to provide context on issues common to higher Ed and to showcase where we shine.
  • Definitely would have taken e-librarian to the Internet Archives last night! Awesome.

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Think Stop #2

2009 Western Regional Conference Think Stop #2:  Question - Social Networking: Play, Police, or Policy?  Blending unsupported tools with supported tools- Do we care?  How do we balance these?  Where does your campus stand on these issues?  How are you dealing with apps in the cloud? Strategy? Implementation? Integrity?  How do students want to use social networking apps in the classroom, if at all?  Responses:  -Play, Police, or Policy? The smart-aleck response is “yes”. We have to pay attention to social networking from all of these perspectives. -University needs to push help desk accessibility with these apps before we “play”. -You CAN’T control every tool you use. -Go there, play nice, and they WILL participate.

Social Networking: Play, Police, or Policy?

Blending unsupported tools with supported tools- Do we care?

How do we balance these?

Where does your campus stand on these issues?

How are you dealing with apps in the cloud? Strategy? Implementation? Integrity?

How do students want to use social networking apps in the classroom, if at all?

  • Play, Police, or Policy? The smart-aleck response is “yes”. We have to pay attention to social networking from all of these perspectives.
  • University needs to push help desk accessibility with these apps before we “play”.
  • You CAN’T control every tool you use. Go there, play nice, and they WILL participate.

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Think Stop #3

2009 Western Regional Conference Think Stop #3  Question:  Green IT/Sustainability and What are you doing on campus? How is IT involved?    -Developed power measurement tools for Win PCs open to all. -Anyone doing managed print services? [University of Redlands is looking into it] - VMware- condensing servers. - Setting devices (printers, copiers, etc.) to power down modes sooner. - Student organization will come do a sustainability analysis (recycling, lighting, device setting, etc.) of campus offices.

Green IT/Sustainability

What are you doing on campus? How is IT involved?

  • Developed power measurement tools for Win PCs open to all.
  • Anyone doing managed print services? [University of Redlands is looking into it]
  • VMware- condensing servers.
  • Setting devices (printers, copiers, etc.) to power down modes sooner.
  • Student organization will come do a sustainability analysis (recycling, lighting, device setting, etc.) of campus offices.

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