Western Illinois University
This EDUCAUSE constituent group is designed for discussion of issues and challenges that affect chief information officers in higher education: the role of the CIO, financing and funding strategies, planning and organizing for information resources (especially information technology) within the institution, human resource issues, policies for the networked information environment, and the future of higher education. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
Has anyone used the services of a qualified consultant to finally get a grasp of PCI compliance for your institution? My institution (like many) is grappling with this. I would like to find a qualified consultant who can come in, assess the situation and help us put a roadmap together so that we get compliant with this seemingly moving target. I would be glad to entertain responses offline and then summarize for the group later.
I would be interested in hearing from those who have installed or have considered installing Passive Optical Networks (PON) in new building construction. If you have installed this technology, I would like to hear how satisfied you are. If you considered it, but chose not to implement, I would appreciated your reasoning.
Danny M. Kemp
Vice President for Information Technology & CIO
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
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The University of South Carolina is in need of a photo roster within our Blackboard (9.1) LMS. We are hoping to find a building block or program that would allow a bulk upload capability or the ability to link to existing pictures in our student card system. We have looked at the existing single picture profile upload function and roster options within Blackboard, but was hoping to be able to leverage a more efficient means of bulk loading student photos. If your school has done something along these lines, I would appreciate your feedback.
Deputy CIO and Associate VP for Information Technology
University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is in need of a photo roster within our Blackboard (9.1) LMS. Access to the roster would be restricted to the members in the class and/or organization. We are hoping to find a building block that would allow a bulk upload or the ability to link to existing pictures in our card system.
We have looked at the web profile and existing roster options in Blackboard, but was hoping to find or build a tool that has more flexibility.
If your school has done something along these lines, I would appreciate your feedback.
University Technology Services
University of South Carolina
Xavier University would like to talk to similar size institutions that have migrated their Faculty/Staff to O365 from an on-prem Exchange 2010 environment in the past 12 months. Our students have been on Live (now O365) since 2010. We are migrating approximately 2,000 faculty/staff.
We have a few of our IT folks migrated over and have uncovered a few bumps but we feel we have the “technology” piece of the project under control. We are most interested in talking about your institution’s communication and migration strategy.
Did you move all your faculty/staff in one weekend or did you do it over a longer period of time?
If you did not migrate in one weekend, did you migrate by departments or...
Was wondering if some of us require vendors to have data breach insurance who your college/university shares personal private information (PPI) or personally identifiable information (PII) with, and what $ levels you might require? Also, if there is a difference in your requirements based on the data classification (PPI or PII, or other), what the specifics of those might be?
Many thanks, - John
Dean of Information Technology
I was hoping some of you could promote the following event University of South Florida is having.
The University of South Florida would like extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to participate in the 2nd annual Higher Education Enterprise Mobile App Conference (HEEMAC) on March 3-5, 2014, in Tampa, FL.
HEEMAC is a premier place to discuss higher education mobile app strategies, implementation, and design. This year we are proud to announce that we’re opening up the program to also include government organizations.
Dave Olsen, Professional Technologist, University Relations – Web, West Virginia University...
If your institution has a teaching hospital (or a healthcare component) and you’ve migrated to Office365 (or are seriously considering the move this year), please drop me a line.
I’d like to get your perspective on lessons learned, etc.
Michael G. Carr, JD, CISSP, CIPP
Chief Information Security Officer
UK Analytics & Technologies (UKAT)
The University of Kentucky
122 James F. Hardymon Bldg
Lexington KY 40506-0495
Desk: (859) 218-0306
Do any of you utilize a form for Cyber Security classes that you have students sign indicating they are not to run their tools on college networks while a student here and indicating that should they do so “inadvertently” it must be reported to the Instructor immediately.
We are helping our instructors come up with something, so just checking to see if anything exists that anyone would be willing to share.
Chief Information Officer
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
503.491-6928 - Office
While I agree this issue should be considered mostly non-technical, it seems to me that modifications to the building structure (radio wave transparency) could be legally used in such cases. I remember there was a security specification for preventing radio signals from leaving a building (was that Tempest?). Suppose the walls were impermeable to radio waves, then it seems to me that the university could certainly control whether their own WiFi was active during certain times of day, and prohibit others from installing Wifi in the room. I would guess that retrofitting this radio wave blocking is expensive. It may even be expensive to build in new construction.
Good Morning Colleagues,
Was wondering if anyone would be willing to share your support model you provide to help students during “off hours”. I’m particularly interested in what hours your Helpdesk is available to assist with technical issues regarding any online course activity (e.g. viewing faculty provided videos, lecture capture, uploading assignments, participating in discussion boards, etc.). As some of us would agree, some students do their best work at 2-3:00 a.m. J
Also, for those of you that offer online courses, could you recommend a tool (e.g. something like Belarc) that will scan a student-owned computer and indicate the device’s “...
We have been looking at the potential of moving EWU from quarters to semesters. The Board decided not to pursue this change at this time as an across the board change. But, they asked us to determine what it would take if we were to move a small sub-section of our programs (health-related) to semesters while leaving the rest of campus on quarters. We know the multitude of challenges a change like this would create; but, from the IT side of things, I would like to know:
· Do any of you operate your institutions in a multi-calendar system (quarter/semester) mix?
· If so, how have you handled the complexities in your ERP (we are a...
In your view, what would you like to see
from IT hardware/software vendors at the Educause Conference?
For a company that is new to higher ed, what should they know about presenting to and reaching out to campus IT leaders in a conference setting?
Today, using information technology to improve operational efficiency is no longer just desirable; it has become an imperative due to the ever-shrinking resources brought about by the current economic downturn. Most institutions have many of the required technologies (e.g., workflow, electronic forms, and digital signing) in place, but not everyone has broadly restructured business processes to take advantage of the new technologies.____
most recently our VP of IT received an article indicating that for-profit institutions contribute significantly more to IT budgets as opposed to non-profit institutions (10% Vs 3%).
Would anybody be able to provide information/resource on for-profit Vs non-profit budgets? I am looking for what percent of the institutional budget is allocated to the IT budget.
Joe Morvan NU MBA-07"
Dir. of ITS
This is my first post to this discussion group and hopefully I will not embarrass myself. I plan to contribute what I can to the discussions and to learn from all that contribute to this list.
We are beginning the process of incorporating CRM technologies into the software mix. However, before we get too far along we need to ensure that the University community understands that a CRM implementation goes beyond software. We are thinking that the first true CRM implementation challenge is more of a mind-set and probable culture shift than a software implementation.
For those of you that have already implemented a major CRM application does that sound reasonable?
What was your first experience...
This topic generated much more dialog than I thought it would. There were a couple sub-topics that were spawned as well.
With regards to MIGRATING FROM ON-PREMISES EXCHANGE TO OFFICE365, a number of people were interested in sharing their experience, and an even larger number of people were interested in being kept apprised of any conversations on the topic. In an effort to try to meet both interests, I have scheduled a 1 and a half hour long conference call on the topic for Wednesday, March 6th at 10am CST. There were people on the Pacific Coast and in Europe were who interested, so I tried to schedule a time that would inconvenience all equally. J I tried to schedule it far enough in the future that you all might be able to adjust your schedules to attend, but not too far out.
I’m not sure how this topic has arisen again, but, I concur with Steve!
Although I’ve not been on the list as long as some, during the years I have been subscribed, there have been only a small handful of times in which “marketing” has been a nuisance. In return for these moments, we have created a win-win scenario. For us, we often times receive insights from a larger community regarding what is taking place outside our walls. For the vendor, they have an expanded opportunity to learn about the current issues, thoughts, and actions that are at the forefront of the modern college/university. Since we do use consultants, software, and other services to supplement our environments, I cannot see how this latter fact is a bad thing.