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Next Tuesday (3/13), at 11 am EST,  we’ll have the first meeting of our New To Higher Ed ITANA Sub-group.  We’re going to use Google Hangout for the meeting.  For this first meeting, I’d also ask you to drop me an email before the meeting (before mid-day Monday, preferably), since I’ll be inviting people to hangout.

If you have any specific examples of collaborative vs directive approach that you think would be good case studies to discuss, please pass them on to me!

Before the Meeting:
You should try to have Google Hangout working before the meeting.  Steps to take:
1) Sign up to Google Plus. You need a gmail account and then go to plus.google.com to sign up.
2) Add Chris Eagle (at umich) to one of your circles.  I’ll be notified and I’ll add you back.  You should also add the ITANA Page and Jim Phelps (phelps.jim@gmail.com) the chair of ITANA to your circles so we can invite you into future hangouts.
3) Try out Google Hangout before the meeting if you can.  You’ll need a microphone and a webcam, and sometimes the configuring with gHangout is wonky.  Feel free to contact me anytime if you’d like to try it out with me beforehand.

If you want to learn more, you can watch Google videos on Google+ and Hangouts here:
http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/

At the Meeting Time:
1) Log into Google+ and watch for an invite to join the hangout
2) When the invite comes, click “join hangout”.

The general goals of the group are:
1) Networking.  Get to know other people in ITANA who are new to higher-ed.
2) Discussion of ITANA-type topics that are especially relevant to people new to higher-ed.  The goal is to have a mix of new-to-higher-ed people and not-new-to-higher-ed people on the call so we can get different viewpoints on the topics discussed.

I’ll send out a final agenda on Monday. My expectations are that it’ll look something like:
1) Introductions.
2) Discussion: Using a collaborative approach vs. a more directive approach.  What is different between higher ed and private industry?
3) New-to-Higher-ed sub-group input.  I have a number of questions to ask the group, such as meeting cadence, topics, whether gHangout is a good technology for the meeting, etc.

Thanks,
Chris
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Hi Chris,
I've added Jim and the ITANA group but the 2 search results for your name didn't match your picture.  One match didn't have a picture actually.

Hey Joel,

I added you, so you should just be able to add me back now.

Chris

Here's my subversive way of adding Chris (and Jim). Go to the ITANA.org page, look at people who have ITANA in their circles and you can find them both pretty easily.

John Grover
Director, Systems and Operations
University of Maine System
w: (207) 561-3510
c: (207) 949-4208



Sheesh. Sorry for the ITANA spam :(  Someday I'll learn how to work the "To:" box.

Just added you!  Thx.

Brilliant way to add them! Thanks for that. Regards, Todd Piket todd.piket@so.mnscu.edu "Distrust and caution are the parents of security." --Benjamin Franklin On Mar 12, 2012, at 2:32 PM, John Grover wrote: > Here's my subversive way of adding Chris (and Jim). Go to the ITANA.org page, look at people who have ITANA in their circles and you can find them both pretty easily. > > John Grover > Director, Systems and Operations > University of Maine System > w: (207) 561-3510 > c: (207) 949-4208 > > > >
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