EDUCAUSE News for September 2010
EDUCAUSE 2010 Early-Bird Deadline September 13
With over 3,000 of the best thinking professionals in higher education IT coming together to network, share ideas, and discover new possibilities, you don’t want to miss this event.
Join us in Anaheim and take advantage of:
Over 300 program sessions covering seven content tracks
More than 260 exhibitors, plus hands-on workshops, and innovative solution sessions
Nearly 500 speakers representing ideas within and outside the community
Register today to take advantage of our low early-bird rates and join us face-to-face or online.
EDUCAUSE Honors Ira H. Fuchs as a "Game Changing" Leader
EDUCAUSE is proud to announce the winner of its 2010 Leadership Award—Ira H. Fuchs, former vice president and program officer for research in information technology, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Fuchs was selected for advancing collaborative open-source software that is both groundbreaking and sustainable and for providing visionary and “game changing” leadership in higher education information technology. The 2010 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award recipient will be honored at the association's annual conference, scheduled for October 12–15 in Anaheim.
September News at a Glance
September News in Depth
The CIO and Senior IT Leader Experience at EDUCAUSE 2010
This year's CIO and Senior IT Leader Experience at the 2010 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is designed to give CIOs and senior IT leaders new and better ways to convene, reflect, and strategize. Visit the recently updated web page for details, including the CIO Lounge, suggested sessions for CIOs, and CIO-Only Exhibit Hall Hour.
To participate, simply register; no additional fee is required.
NGLC Webinars: College Readiness and Completion
This fall, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) will host a “Back to Campus” series of webinars targeting the underlying challenges facing higher education today and IT’s role as an enabler of change. Seize your opportunity to join these conversations dedicated to improving college readiness and completion using proven technology-enabled solutions.
EDUCAUSE is proud to announce that, effective September 1, 2010, this year's Leadership Award recipient, Ira H. Fuchs, has accepted the executive director position of NGLC.
ELI Launches New Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI) Initiative
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative recently announced a new initiative intended to bring the teaching and learning community into a collective discussion about ways of gathering evidence of the impact of our innovations and current practices. Called Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI), this new effort will draw faculty, IT professionals, librarians, students, and research experts into a collective exploration of ways to measure the impact of innovations in teaching and learning. View the program page for more details.
The Future of Learning Environments
In a recent video on the EDUCAUSE YouTube channel, EDUCAUSE took a brief look at the future of learning environment design and what campus learning environments might look like if we designed our spaces with today's learners in mind—flexible, collaborative, and focused on creation and sharing.
New Episode of EDUCAUSE Now: Virtual Events, Campus Portals
Listen to the latest episode of EDUCAUSE Now: When gathering faculty and staff to participate in a virtual event, the way you organize and host the meeting can make the difference between an insightful hour and an unfocused time waster. How do you keep discussion on track? This episode features advice from several veteran facilitators and an interview with Jen Haeusser, director of strategy at the University of British Columbia, on the present and future of the campus portal. Subscribe to the RSS feed.
EDUCAUSE Releases 7 Things Brief on Cloud Security
Cloud computing promises to provide considerable benefits for colleges and universities, including increased reliability and flexibility, with lower or more transparent costs. At the same time, cloud computing complicates or exacerbates a range of security concerns due to the loss of control that it involves. Cloud security involves the same fundamental issues as any computer security program, but these questions take on new facets and considerations when data and services are stored off-campus. Explore this issue more in the latest issue of the EDUCAUSE 7 Things series.
ELI Releases 7 Things Brief on Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments
As IT on campus expands exponentially, and delivery methods become more technology-centric, meeting the needs of all users, including those with disabilities, becomes increasingly difficult. Here are some resources that can help as you address the accessibility issue:
2011 Information Security Awareness Poster and Video Contest
The EDUCAUSE and Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is seeking creative and effective videos and posters on information security to be part of a national campaign to increase security at colleges and universities. This contest is open to all college students. The deadline to enter is March 11, 2011. Be sure to check out the 2011 Information Security Awareness Contest on Facebook for updates.
Podcast of the Month: Developing a Project Management Office
In this podcast, Joan Soares, project manager for McGill University, discusses the role of the Project Management Office and some of the lessons learned in developing McGill University's framework for large projects.
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.
Ryland Fellowship Grant Submission Deadline: September 20
The Jane N. Ryland Fellowship program is an EDUCAUSE grant program that helps build future leaders by supporting IT professionals' attendance at EDUCAUSE events. 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.
ELI 2011 Annual Meeting: Proposals Due September 17
The ELI 2011 Annual Meeting will be held February 14–16 in Washington, D.C. This year's gathering offers a setting for interactive, hands-on learning and networking, with a variety of presentations, discussions, seminars, and learning activities. ELI is seeking proposals for preconference seminars, interactive presentations, innovation showcase presentations, and poster sessions that support the meeting's theme, "Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories." Submit a proposal online by September 17.
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Submit a Proposal
- ELI 2011 Annual Meeting, February 14–16, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
Submission deadline: September 17, 2010
- West/Southwest Regional Conference, February 22–24, 2011, in Austin, Texas.
Submission deadline: September 24, 2010
- Midwest Regional Conference, March 14–16, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois.
Submission deadline: September 27, 2010