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Dear Colleagues, As co-chair of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), and on behalf of my fellow HEISC co-chairs-Michele Norin (outgoing) and Elias Eldayrie (incoming)-I am pleased to remind all of you that this year marks the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). HEISC is partnering with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote cybersecurity awareness this October. Here are 7 ways for you and your institution to show support while creating a culture of cyber safety and security on your campus: 1) Participate in the October 1 EDUCAUSE Live! webinar (1-2 pm EDT), "8 Mobile Device Security Steps": 2) Hold cybersecurity awareness events on your campus during October and throughout the year. FYI, see HEISC's NCSAM Resource Kit: 3) Become a NCSAM Champion: 4) Share the 2013 student video and poster contest winners: 5) Get social & join the #HigherEd #NCSAM conversation: 6) Conduct a cybersecurity awareness or training session for the staff in your IT organization. 7) Read what you can do at: Leadership matters and I hope you will join us in doing our part as CIOs to increase awareness and improve cybersecurity on each of our campuses and across the higher education community. In the interest of protecting our constituents and institutional reputation, as well as our economic and national security, this month serves to remind us that we can achieve cybersecurity together. Peter Murray Co-Chair, Higher Education Information Security Council Chief Information Officer and Vice President University of Maryland, Baltimore ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at


Folks, I'm interested in hearing from anyone with experience using Banner with the Recruitment Admissions Performance (RAP) and the Student Retention Performance (SRP) modules. Has it been a good investment/experience? Do the reporting capabilities meet the needs of your administration? Is it a useable interface? Did you find you needed to build out additional reports for Admissions and Retention? Do these tools help with mandatory federal/state reports or are they used primarily internally? Thanks, Floyd Davenport CIO/Director Information Technology Services Washburn University 785-670-2066 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at
Floyd, Lehigh University has been using RAP for undergrad admissions for at least 4 years, and are in the process of extending the capabilities to graduate admissions now. We also have licensed SRP and have it installed but are experiencing delays in adoption with our student areas for a number of reasons not related to technology. The reporting capabilities for ug admissions have been a huge improvement over past efforts. At different times of the recruiting season we use various dashboards to give insight into how we are doing along a number of different dimensions. We also have developed a number of reports that are auto-run daily/weekly and emailed to interested people to keep them in the loop (and not need a cognos license which can be expensive). We used the baseline reports as our models for development since most were not exactly what was needed. Usage is still primarily internal, but we are also starting to have conversations with our institutional research group to determine how we can support their need for external report creation. Happy to talk offline if you'd like more info. Sherri Sherri Yerk-Zwickl Director of Project Management and Web & Mobile Services Lehigh University Sent from my iPad