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Date: July 10, 2009 10:14:10 AM EDT
Subject: July 2009 EDUCAUSE Online: EDUCAUSE 2009 Program Preview; ECAR Paper on IT Security Officer Role

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July News in Depth

Major Initiatives

EDUCAUSE Announces New ECAR Paper on the IT Security Officer Role in Higher Education

EDUCAUSE has released a new EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research occasional paper, "The Career of the IT Security Officer in Higher Education," which focuses on study results designed to understand and document the attributes and responsibilities of the relatively new role of information security officer in higher education. The paper is free of charge and publicly available. Browse related materials on the chief security officer role in the EDUCAUSE Resource Center. Visit ECAR on the web.

EDUCAUSE 2009: Online Program Live Later This Month

EDUCAUSE 2009Join us for the best thinking in higher ed IT and register now for EDUCAUSE 2009, November 3–6 in Denver, Colorado. With sessions featuring more multiple and international speakers than ever before, lightning rounds built into every track, and numerous opportunities for networking and future collaboration, participants are sure to find a variety of diverse topics to choose from and viewpoints to learn from. Hear EDUCAUSE 2009 Program Committee Chair Joanne M. Kossuth and EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana G. Oblinger discuss what's new this year and give an overview of the conference program in our eight-minute podcast. Visit the EDUCAUSE 2009 website for all the latest information. And stay tuned—the conference program will be available online later this month.


Archive Available for June's Solutions in Action Web Seminar: 21st-Century Literacies

The archive for the June 22 Solutions in Action web seminar, "Developing 21st-Century Literacies Among Students and Faculty," is now available online. The next seminar, to be held July 27, will focus on how campuses are balancing delivering new services with tight budgets and finding new ways to do more with less. Check the schedule for more information.

ELI Releases 7 Things Brief on Microblogging

In the new 7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging brief from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, discover how this practice offers a portable communication mode that feels organic and spontaneous to many and has captured the public imagination. Visit ELI on the web.

EDUCAUSE Live! Spotlight Web Seminar Archive: "Strategies for New Circumstances"

In the June 16 EDUCAUSE Live! Spotlight Series web seminar on the economic downturn, "Strategies for New Circumstances," presenter Bruce Mass, CIO of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, discussed what we've learned so far in navigating the rough waters of 2009 and future strategies for IT organizations. Access the archive, and browse related resources on the economic downturn resource page in the EDUCAUSE Resource Center.

Podcast of the Month—Leadership: The Key to a Sustainable Future

This month's featured podcast spotlights a keynote address given by Joel Hartman, vice provost of information technologies and resources and CIO at the University of Central Florida, at the EDUCAUSE 2009 Southeast Regional Conference. In his presentation, "Leadership: The Key to a Sustainable Future," Hartman suggests ways that institutional and IT leaders of all levels can become personally active in bringing about a more sustainable future for their campuses. Listen to more podcasts at the EDUCAUSE Resource Center.

EDUCAUSE Resource Center: This Month's Most Popular Resources

See which resources—including articles, briefs, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and podcasts—have been recently viewed the most at the EDUCAUSE Resource Center.

Postevent Resources Now Online for CAMP Workshops

CAMP WorkshopsProceedings—such as PowerPoint presentations, podcasts, PDFs, and more—are now available for the CAMP and Advanced CAMPworkshops.


New EDUCAUSE Constituent Groups Formed: Women in IT and iTunes U

EDUCAUSE announces two new constituent groups. Deborah Keyek-Franssen, University of Colorado at Boulder, heads up the Women in IT group, which focuses on effective practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in higher education IT. Along with John Culshaw, also from the University of Colorado, Keyek-Frassen also leads the iTunes U group, which evaluates emerging practices for the implementation of iTunes U in postsecondary education. Browse more EDUCAUSE constituent and discussion groups.

Professional Development

ELI Online Fall Focus Session: Registration Now Open

Join ELI September 23–24 for its 2009 Online Fall Focus Session, “Flattening the Classroom: Building Collaborative Learning Environments.” Hosted in Adobe Connect, this virtual event will be much more than just the “usual” online seminar. Exchange ideas and collaborate interactively with the ELI community—all without leaving campus. Visit the event page for more details or to register.

Professional Development Grants Available—Apply by October 26

The Jane N. Ryland Fellowship program is an EDUCAUSE grant program that helps build future leaders by supporting IT professionals' attendance at EDUCAUSE events. Listen to past winners describe their experience with applying for the grants and becoming Ryland fellows. Learn more about the program and apply online. Additionally, women submitting grant applications to the Ryland Fellowship Program will be considered for the Balestri Scholarship. Applications for 2010 awards are due October 26, 2009.

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