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Monday, June 13
 

12:00pm

Housing Opens to Early Arrival Attendees
Monday June 13, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Graham-Lees Hall
 
Tuesday, June 14
 

12:00pm

Registration
Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Atrium Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level

3:00pm

IQ Center Tour
The mission of the IQ Center is to foster cross-disciplinary and quantitative approaches to inspire creativity and problem solving in teaching and research. The Center will help prepare undergraduates to become leaders in science and math careers, as well as to produce scientifically curious and literate leaders in society, regardless of career emphasis.

The center is home to sophisticated imaging and computational instruments, including confocal and scanning electron microscopes, and a powerful 3-D imaging lab. In addition, a Physical-Mechanical Lab and technology-rich teaching and meeting spaces serve to engage students in a flexible, active hands-on learning environment.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
IQ Center Science Center

3:45pm

Classroom Tour
Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Center for Global Learning

4:30pm

Opening Reception (sponsored by First American Education Finance)
Sponsors
avatar for First American Education Finance

First American Education Finance

As a wholly owned subsidiary of City National Bank, we are your financially sound partner for almost any campus project. Yet as an independent leasing arm with start-up roots, weʼre ultimately more focused and nimble than any other lending option in the market.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Center for Global Learning

6:00pm

Dinner (sponsored by Creative)
Sponsors
avatar for Creative

Creative

Creative
Creative is the workplace interiors and technology company. Our mission is to advance the way people live, learn and work. We partner with over 250 commerical furnishing, technology and architectural product manufacturers to create fully-integrated and unique solutions to your organization's workplace interiors and collaborative technology needs.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Evans Dining Hall
 
Wednesday, June 15
 

7:30am

Breakfast (sponsored by DNS/Aruba)
Sponsors
avatar for Aruba

Aruba

Aruba
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower IT departments and #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon, Aruba... Read More →
avatar for DNS

DNS

Data Network Solutions
At Data Network Solutions, we deliver technology solutions to help solve our customer’s business needs. Founded in 1999, we continue to evolve our solution portfolio as the industry and our customer’s needs change. DNS has sales and engineering offices strategically located around the Carolinas covering accounts from Virginia to northern Georgia. We pride ourselves in dedicated and loyal service to our customers. We understand that we... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
The Marketplace Elrod Commons, Lower Level

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday June 15, 2016 7:30am - 4:30pm
Atrium Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level

9:00am

Welcome and Keynote (sponsored by Tegile)
Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Dance

Gabriel Dance

Gabriel Dance is a journalist and editor working at the cutting edge of news. He began his career in 2006 at The New York Times, eventually serving as chief multimedia producer, and covered topics including the Iraq War and the 2008 presidential election. Dance joined The Guardian as interactive editor in 2012. Based in New York City, he helped launch the Guardian US, building a graphics team that garnered awards and recognition for... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Tegile

Tegile

Tegile Systems is a leading provider of enterprise flash storage solutions. Our mission is to transform enterprise storage by accelerating performance and capacity while balancing economics for server virtualization, desktop virtualization and database applications.  | | We offer both All-Flash and Hybrid arrays. With both NAS and SAN connectivity, our Intelligent Flash Arrays are fully redundant and highly scalable. Furthermore, our arrays... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Stackhouse Theater Elrod Commons, Lower Level

10:15am

Break (sponsored by SyCom)
Sponsors
avatar for SyCom

SyCom

SyCom offers support solutions that allow our clients to leverage highly-skilled computer and network resources, including preventative maintenance and emergency response to enable your business.  | | From experience and customer feedback, we have created flexible support plans designed for each of our customer's needs. From improving collaboration, securing data, optimizing operations or strategic IT consulting, SyCom solutions enable... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
Commons Living Room Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level

11:00am

Session 1 - Got Street Cred? Creative Strategies for Faculty Development
The vast storehouse of human knowledge has rapidly become searchable and readily accessible at our fingertips, and we can now easily publish text, images, sound and video to a variety of audiences. Networked communication and social media have transformed the web into a platform of participation that offers seemingly limitless opportunity for creativity and interaction. Higher education too, is witness to the increased digitization of nearly every aspect of the academic enterprise. As colleges and universities work to understand these complex changes, they are finding the need for new models of partnership and collaboration, and perhaps more profoundly, an “unrolling” of roles. For those of us who support faculty members and students at the intersection of teaching, learning and technology, exciting opportunities and challenges exist. Often housed within traditional IT / Library organizations, we are recognizing the need to shift from “fixers and coders” to thought partners and designers of learning experiences. While the shift may seem obvious, it is anything but simple. Who is / should be leading the conversation(s) about the meaningful use of technology in teaching and learning? What is the role of “educational development” in supporting faculty adoption and use of technology to enhance teaching? What models are emerging that are proving successful at liberal arts colleges? This panel discussion will explore the work of four academic technology leaders at small liberal arts colleges, as they seek to “come in from the margins” to support, or conceivably more boldly, facilitate, meaningful change. 

Moderators
avatar for Rene Thatcher

Rene Thatcher

Director of Services and Outreach for Libraries and Information Technology, St. Lawrence University
Rene Thatcher is the director of services and outreach for Libraries and Information Technology (LIT) at St. Lawrence University. Working with faculty, students, and staff to understand the needs of the modern teaching and learning environment, her role is to ensure collaborative and transparent decision making to foster a consistent and effective technology experience for the entire campus community. | | Rene oversees many of the services... Read More →

Speakers
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Juliet Habjan Boisselle

Juliet Habjan Boisselle leads the Digital Learning Team at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Juliet has worked in small liberal arts environments since 1999 in both librarian and educational technology roles and has a particular affinity for women’s colleges having studied or worked thus far at Smith, Mount Holyoke and William Smith Colleges. Juliet's interests include a love of language learning and developing programs to catalyze faculty... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest

Director, Research & Instructional Design, Hamilton College
Lisa A. Forrest, Director of Research and Instructional Design at Hamilton College, leads a dynamic team of librarians and educational technologists in the Division of Library & Information Technology Services. Lisa is the recipient of the Excellence in Library Service Award from the Western New York Library Resources Council, and a fellow of the Educause Leading Change Institute (2014) and the Western New York Library Resources Council... Read More →
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Jeff Nugent

Jeff Nugent is Director of Academic Technologies, and Associate Director of the Center for Learning, Teaching and Research at Colgate University. In his current role at Colgate, Jeff provides leadership to advance teaching and learning with technology through enhanced support for faculty, program development and ongoing assessment of services. He has broad experience leading educational development of initiatives including the design and... Read More →
avatar for Denise Snyder

Denise Snyder

Director of Learning Technologies & Environments, Union College
Denise Snyder is currently the Director for Learning Technologies and Environments at Union College, as well as adjunct faculty at Harvard Extension School teaching “Introduction to Instructional Design” (former courses include “Exploring Educational Technologies” and the “Capstone for Educational Technologies”). She has held multiple roles in her 20 years experience in higher ed: instructor, administrator, project manager... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Parmly Hall 307 Science Center

11:00am

Session 1 - Cultivating IT Leadership from Within: Associate Directors Program at Reed College
Over the last five years, Reed College has added Associate Director positions to each of its five IT departments. The Associate Directors have expanded responsibilities such as participating in the IT leadership team, representing IT within and outside the college, assisting with budgetary planning, and serving as the Director when he/she is away on or on leave. Overall, this has many benefits including increased productivity, better communication, knowledge-sharing, and professional growth opportunities. Most importantly, it has lead to seamless operations during a transition period when the Director has stepped down or been on extended leave. We will share what we have learned throughout the process, the budget implications of implementing such a structure, and the ups and downs of our experiences. 

Speakers
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Marianne Colgrove

Deputy CIO and Director of the Web Support Services, Reed College
Marianne Colgrove is the Deputy CIO and Director of the Web Support Services department at Reed. She is a past CLAC Board Member and Treasurer, and is currently on the Board of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, where she serves as a faculty member and mentor in the NWACC Leadership Development program.
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Taylor Smith

Associate Director of Computer User Services, Reed College
Taylor Smith is the Associate Director of Computer User Services, which is responsible for end-user computing support, training, and lab management. Taylor has worked in CUS since 2005 and has been the Associate Directory since 2011.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Addition 114 Science Center

11:00am

Session 1 - Predictive Analytics for Student Retention
This session will discuss Bucknell's efforts to jump-start the use of predictive analytics on campus to address the strategic goal of increasing student retention. We'll begin with a brief overview of our Bucknell University Intelligence (BUI) Program and how it set the stage for the more mature use of analytics on campus. We'll then take a deeper dive on a recent application of this maturing data environment and how we partnered to predict at risk students early in their matriculation.

Speakers
avatar for Param Bedi

Param Bedi

Vice President for Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University
Param Bedi is the Vice President for Library and Information Technology at Bucknell University. He joined Bucknell in January 2008. Param is the chief strategist and visionary for comprehensive library/information technology planning and implementation, in support of the University's mission. He provides leadership in creating an environment that energizes and extends library and technology support for the learning, teaching, scholarly, and... Read More →
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Mark Yerger

CTO, Bucknell University


Wednesday June 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Addition 214 Science Center

12:00pm

Lunch (sponsored by HP)
Sponsors
avatar for HP

HP

Engineering experiences that amaze. We create technology with a purpose: to make life better for everyone, everywhere. Keep Reinventing.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Marketplace Elrod Commons, Lower Level

1:15pm

Session 2 - Pecha Kucha Presentations
  • From Phisher Bait to Cyber Ninja - Andrew Mantuano, Bryn Mawr College 
  • Bridging Curriculum to Career: ePortfolios at Mount Holyoke College -  Megan Brooks, Mount Holyoke College 
  • If You Build It, They Will Come: Making Technology Accessible - Dave Pfaff, Washington and Lee University   
  • PCI: No One's Idea of a Fun Time - Marianne Colgrove, Reed College 
  • Partners in Design: Consortial Collaboration for Digital Learning Object Creation - Glynis Asu, Hamilton College 
  • Find, Manage, and Mitigate Phished Accounts - Dirk van Assendelft, Washington and Lee University 

Speakers
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Dirk van Assendelft

Core Systems Architect, Washington and Lee University
Dirk has worked at Washington & Lee for over 20 years and has held a variety of roles in IT. He started as Desktop Support for the School of Law, then transitioned to the role of Student Computer Coordinator and manager of the Help Desk. He moved back to the School of Law as the Director of Technology for Law. He has had his current role as Core Systems Architect since 2011. In his current role, he manages Office 365 and on-premise... Read More →
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Glynis Asu

Research & Instructional Support Librarian, Hamilton College
Glynis Asu is the Research & Instructional Support Librarian at Hamilton College. In addition to exploring new teaching and learning methods (with new or old technologies), she specializes in supporting mathematics and the sciences, and in heading up the information literacy initiative at Hamilton.
avatar for Megan Brooks

Megan Brooks

Director of Research & Instructional Support, Mount Holyoke College
Megan Brooks is the Director of Research & Instructional Support at Mount Holyoke College's Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS). She is passionate about the breadth and depth of expertise a brilliant group of librarian and instructional technology liaisons can offer to faculty and students at a small liberal arts college.
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Marianne Colgrove

Deputy CIO and Director of the Web Support Services, Reed College
Marianne Colgrove is the Deputy CIO and Director of the Web Support Services department at Reed. She is a past CLAC Board Member and Treasurer, and is currently on the Board of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, where she serves as a faculty member and mentor in the NWACC Leadership Development program.
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Andrew Mantuano

Outreach & Education Coordinator for Library & Information Technology Services (LITS), Bryn Mawr College
Andrew Mantuano is the Outreach & Education Coordinator for Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Bryn Mawr College. He works to design educational programs and outreach initiatives for current and upcoming LITS services and resources. In addition to the Email/Calendar project, he's designed programs around information security awareness, presentation skills, and office productivity software. He co-convenes the LITS... Read More →
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Dave Pfaff

IQ Center Coordinator


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Stackhouse Theater Elrod Commons, Lower Level

2:30pm

Afternoon Break (sponsored by Box)
Sponsors
avatar for Box

Box

Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE: BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise content management and collaboration platform, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Commons Living Room Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level

3:00pm

Session 3 - Building Bridges: a Makerspace Manifesto
Makerspaces, a phenomena currently gaining ground on college campuses, enable the quintessentially human activity of “making.” Yet the human is only a fragment of the equation of making: the objects, both those made and those used for making (i.e. technology), have an equal if not greater part. Maker technology converges with object-oriented thinking and the transhuman. In what ways do makerspaces intersect our humanist past and our (potential) posthumanist future? How do makerspaces interact with and reflect our understanding of humanity and our world? What does this mean for an educational makerspace? Can this impact other campus concerns, like diversity? 

This session proposes theoretical models underlying “makerspace,” situated within frameworks of media ecology and political economy, while looking at the sites and modes of making already existent on campus and how they intersect with the concerns and possibilities of a “makerspace” or “makercorps.” While this may be a seemingly unconventional lens, it provides a structural analysis of the place of a makerspace in a Liberal Arts environment. Applying this paradigm highlights positive and negative effects of a makerspace, and can therefore be used to make a makerspace that challenges our already-made assumptions, and supports flexibility and inclusivity. Through careful analysis and rupture, makerspaces at institutions of higher education can be an opportunity—particularly as the digital emerges from its isolated box and begins to be assumed, rather than stated (e.g. “design” instead of “digital design”)—to revitalize conceptions of technology by holistically incorporating tech into multiple facets of campus life.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Burnham

Kyle Burnham

Educational Technologist, Hamilton College
Kyle Burnham is an Educational Technologist at Hamilton College, from where he had previously graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature. He specializes in digital design for physical objects (currently, only 2D at Hamilton, with 3D soon to come), having always been intrigued by how one makes things that don’t seem conventionally makeable with bare hands and everyday tools.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Science Addition 214 Science Center

3:00pm

Session 3 - Analytics in Academia - How Wellesley College Is Using Data
Wellesley College has spent the last four years implementing a business intelligence (BI) initiative and successfully rolling it out to functional end-users.  Come learn about our process, the types of data projects we're working on, and how analytics are now being used around campus.

This presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of how dashboards are being conceived, built, marketed, and launched for use by both academic and administrative departments at Wellesley.  A live demo of Pyramid Analytics and a few of the college's current dashboards will also be included.  If you are interested in business intelligence, or are wondering how you could use data analytics at your institution, this is the session for you.

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Coombes

Rachael Coombes

Business Intelligence Specialist, Wellesley College
Rachael Coombes is a business intelligence specialist at Wellesley College. After having been introduced to data analytics as a pilot user of Wellesley's business intelligence system, she was recruited from her administrative role in the provost's office to join the Enterprise Solutions department of Library & Technology Services in the summer of 2015. In her role, Rachael supports the expanding practice of business intelligence... Read More →


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Science Addition 114 Science Center

3:00pm

Session 3 - How to Migrate your ERP to the Cloud - Panel Discussion
CLAC schools are at different stages of replacing aging ERP systems. Five schools who are moving to Workday will discuss their journey through this process and hold an open forum on the topic.

Stage 1: Change ERP? I’m not even sure I’m interested.
Stage 2: We are interested in a new system, how do we get started?
Stage 3: We’ve decided on Workday, what do we need to know for a successful implementation?
Stage 4: We’re live on Workday. What’s next?

Speakers
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Abbie Brown

Vice President Enterprise Systems & Project Management, Bowdoin College
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Spencer Golden

Director of Enterprise Systems, Haverford College
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Beth Hayes

Deputy CIO and Director of Enterprise Services, Vassar College
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Ravi Ravishanker

CIO & Associate Dean for WellesleyX, Wellesley College
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Mark Yerger

CTO, Bucknell University


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Parmly Hall 307 Science Center

5:45pm

Progressive Dinner + Live Music (sponsored by Workday)
We will begin at Lee Chapel at 5:45 pm, walk over to the Alumni House at 6:15 pm for cocktails, and have dinner outdoors on Cannan Green at 7:30 pm.

Sponsors
avatar for Workday

Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 5:45pm - 9:30pm
Lee Chapel
 
Thursday, June 16
 

7:30am

Breakfast (sponsored by LiveSafe)
Sponsors
avatar for LiveSafe

LiveSafe

The leading mobile safety communications platform for crowdsourced intelligence that prevents incidents and directly connects people to the help they need. | LiveSafe is a mobile safety communications platform that facilitates discreet and risk-free bystander intervention by community members through information sharing with campus safety officials. Through a campus safety app installed on iPhone and Android devices, students... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
The Marketplace Elrod Commons, Lower Level

7:30am

CLAC Business Meeting & Breakfast
Thursday June 16, 2016 7:30am - 8:45am
Evans Dining Hall

7:30am

Registration
Thursday June 16, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Atrium Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level

9:00am

Day Two Keynote (sponsored by Fischer International)
Speakers
avatar for Israel Martinez

Israel Martinez

Israel Martinez is the National Partner for the Global Cyber Practice, at Newport Board Group, one of the largest board advisory firms in the country.  He leads Board level strategists that minimize the balance sheet impact and personal risk of cyber compromises.  He is DHS certified and internationally trained in Cyber Counter Terrorism & Defense and military-grade strategies that protect corporation’s critical... Read More →
avatar for Richard Schroth

Richard Schroth

Dr. Richard Schroth is considered by many to be one of the most highly trusted and sought after thought leaders and advisors on corporate technology, cyber and business strategy in the world. Honored as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the World by Consulting Magazine, he is a Senior United States Fulbright Scholar in Information Sciences and for over 10 years has been the Executive-in-Residence at American University’s Kogod Business... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Fischer International

Fischer International

Fischer's experience with colleges and universities ensures that our offerings enable institutions of all sizes to improve the learning experience and increase user satisfaction by simplifying access to required resources, removing the delays of manual administration, and eliminating frustrating calls to the Help Desk for password resets. We can help you empower end users to easily request access to resources they require. You can improve... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Stackhouse Theater Elrod Commons, Lower Level

10:15am

Break (sponsored by VeriCite) / Open Q&A with CLAC Board Members
Concurrent with the morning break will be an open Q&A with CLAC board members.

Sponsors
avatar for VeriCite

VeriCite

Developed by Longsight, VeriCite is a cloud-based tool for evaluating the originality of student work that's easier to integrate with any LMS, easier to use and easier on your budget.


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
Commons Living Room Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level

11:00am

Session 4 - Moving Beyond Text: Extending Student Engagement with Multimodal Storytelling
In this session--through audience participation in interactive exercises and a discussion of project examples--we will highlight how the video program at Bucknell has moved beyond instructional to transformational by partnering with faculty to scaffold successful video assignments that increase student engagement. Until recently, video production projects have primarily been seen as a form of entertainment or recreation often added-in at the end of the semester as a rushed and poorly produced final project that frustrates both faculty and students. However, our culture has moved from text-based to one that is increasingly visual. As such, learning to critique and write in multimodal formats is essential for training our undergraduates to be effective communicators and consumers of knowledge. Multimodal storytelling in the classroom allows undergraduate students to connect course content through a reflective process that also develops their digital, visual, and media literacy skills.

Speakers
avatar for Param Bedi

Param Bedi

Vice President for Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University
Param Bedi is the Vice President for Library and Information Technology at Bucknell University. He joined Bucknell in January 2008. Param is the chief strategist and visionary for comprehensive library/information technology planning and implementation, in support of the University's mission. He provides leadership in creating an environment that energizes and extends library and technology support for the learning, teaching, scholarly, and... Read More →
avatar for Brianna Derr

Brianna Derr

Instructional Technologist, Bucknell University
Brianna Derr is an Instructional Technologist Specializing in Video. She earned her BA from Penn State in Film/Video Communications and received her certificate in Digital Storytelling in the Spring of 2014 from the University of Colorado Denver in partnership with The Center for Digital Storytelling now called StoryCenter. Brianna works with students and faculty to integrate video and digital media into the course curriculum. What she... Read More →
avatar for Emily Sherwood

Emily Sherwood

Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship, Bucknell University
Emily Sherwood is the Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship and an Affiliated Faculty Member in English at Bucknell University. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Addition 214 Science Center

11:00am

Session 4 - Strategic Directions and Decisions for Administrative Systems
To best support its mission and future in higher education, every institution must focus on its core priorities in support of learning and research. As a complement, business operations need to be agile, dynamic, and flexible; and administrative systems should empower workers with ease of use that facilitates efficiency, accuracy, and consistency. As a counter to that vision, however, CIOs and other leaders are continually asked to find ways to reduce total cost of ownership and free resources for institutional strategic initiatives. As IT leaders and professionals, how do we embrace and support all of this, particularly in the administrative systems realm of our jobs? 

In this session, we will (1) offer some thoughts about the future of administrative systems, including the staffing needs and career paths for IT professionals to align with that future; (2) present DePauw’s strategic direction for transitioning from a home-grown ERP system into its future model of enterprise system architecture; and (3) facilitate a structured discussion about key challenges and opportunities for preparing for this future.

Speakers
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Adam Hughes

Director of Administrative Information Systems, DePauw University
Adam Hughes is the Director of Administrative Information Systems at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. With a background in mathematics and computational chemistry, and as a DePauw alum, he is keenly interested in the role that technology plays in adding value to the liberal arts experience for faculty, staff, and students.
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Carol Smith

Chief Information Officer, DePauw University


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Addition G14 Science Center

11:00am

Session 4 - What To Do with 200TB of Bug Videos: Implementing a Centrally Managed Research Data Storage Service Using iRODS on AWS
Research data management is an increasingly important part of the support that IT organizations provide for faculty. Our solution has been to implement the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) open-source data management software on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for research data storage and archival use. 

iRODS allows our faculty to securely manage their data without worrying about the underlying IT architecture. This is an open source data management application used by research organizations and government agencies worldwide and provides a complete system for metadata management, data discovery, automated data workflows, secure collaboration, and storage virtualization. 

Speakers
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Andrew Ruether

Academic Technologist, Swarthmore College
Andrew Ruether is the Academic Technologist for the Natural Sciences and Engineering departments.
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Glenn Stauffer

Director of Systems, Swarthmore College


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Parmly Hall 307 Science Center

11:00am

Session 4 - A Collaborative Approach to Security: Trinity and Wesleyan's Shared CISO
In January, 2016, Robert Jasek joined Trinity College and Wesleyan University as their shared Chief Information Security Officer. The arrangement, modeled after a similar collaboration between Bucknell, Franklin & Marshall, and Susquehanna, is the result of extensive planning and discussion between the two schools. In this session, Sue, Dave, and Robert will discuss the journey from concept to reality, including the challenges involved in finding the right person for the job, as well as the numerous opportunities for collaboration that such an arrangement encourages. We will also provide a summary of initiatives underway at each (and often both) campus(es).

Speakers
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Sue Aber

Vice President for Information Services & CIO, Trinity College
Sue Aber joined Trinity College in 2010 as the Director of Information Technology Services & CIO. In February 2015 Sue was named Vice President for Information Services & CIO, merging the Library and Information Technology Services into a single organization. Sue holds an MBA from Binghamton University. Sue has twenty years of leadership experience using technology to support and improve academic and operational initiatives. She worked... Read More →
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Dave Baird

Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Wesleyan University
Dave Baird joined Wesleyan in 2012. He holds a PhD in geophysics from Cornell University and obtained his undergraduate degree in geology and physics from the University of New Brunswick (Canada).  He has 16 years of leadership experience using technology to improve education, and worked previously at Colgate and Lawrence Universities.
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Robert Jasek

CISO, Trinity College, Wesleyan University
Robert Jasek joined Trinity College and Wesleyan University in 2016 as the Chief Information Security Officer. Robert holds an MS in Information Technology from Colorado Technical University. Robert has over twenty years of information technology experience with the last 14 years dedicated to the information security domain. Robert has also worked at Yale University and in the private sector.


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Addition 114 Science Center

12:00pm

Lunch (sponsored by LiveSafe) / Birds of a Feather
Mingle with peers in this closing-day lunch focused on bringing people with the same passions together. Select from different issues or topics you’d like the opportunity to collaborate on and discuss with others in this interactive sit-down.
  • #1: NITLE Status -- CGL 104
  • #2: Data Warehousing -- CGL 115
  • #3: Diverse & Inclusive Hiring -- CGL 114
  • #4: Instructional Design -- CGL 212
  • #5: IT-Library Collaboration -- CGL 203
  • #6: Slate Experiences: Sharing -- CGL 214 

Sponsors
avatar for LiveSafe

LiveSafe

The leading mobile safety communications platform for crowdsourced intelligence that prevents incidents and directly connects people to the help they need. | LiveSafe is a mobile safety communications platform that facilitates discreet and risk-free bystander intervention by community members through information sharing with campus safety officials. Through a campus safety app installed on iPhone and Android devices, students... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Center for Global Learning

1:30pm

Session 5 - Replacing On-Premise Windows with Dropbox for Education
JD Mills from the Davidson College infrastructure team will discuss the business case, processes, and technical limitations surrounding the college's migration of its Windows file shares to Dropbox.

Speakers
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JD Mills

Systems Analyst - Cloud Applications, Davidson College


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Science Addition G14 Science Center

1:30pm

Session 5 - How to Cloud Responsibly
A presentation, and discussion of when it may or may not be appropriate to outsource a service to a cloud provider. Also, the different types of "cloud" and where some outshine others. 

Speakers
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Nathan Lager

System Administrator, Lafayette College
I'm an accomplished system administrator with 10 years of professional experience, 20 years of personal experience. I've been building, designing, and maintaining systems since before it was ever a career.
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John O'Keefe

CIO, Lafayette College
John O'Keefe is the Vice President for Information Technology Services and CIO at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. As Lafayette's first CIO, he led the completion of the College's IT Master Plan, expanded instructional technology, created a new college-wide IT governance process, established an IT process improvement and assessment service, and established a campus-wide data management service to address the... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Science Addition 214 Science Center

1:30pm

Session 5 - At a Glance: Students Leading the Way on Modern Lightweight Mobile-App Development at a Small College
Manhattan College did not yet have a native mobile app. 

Rather, our general approach to mobile had been via responsive design. The current campus portal, not highly developed but with features most akin to those desired in a mobile app, was being replaced by an intranet website as part of the college's current web and portal redesign effort. Also have eager students who all want to create apps, as well as students who all like to use apps. And like at other colleges and universities, nearly all students today carry around their smartphone. 

With the new emphasis on the portal as an intranet for web content, ITS saw an opportunity to involve two 2015 undergraduate summer internship students in visioning what an native app for Manhattan College would look like, and then creating it. Effort was then continued with several students working part-time during the 2015-2016 academic year as part of the college's campus employment program. ITS staff also lended needed skills and support. 

The Product (initial version in beta testing): A student-created mobile app to help students quickly tackle everyday tasks at Manhattan College using their ubiquitous smartphone. The Goal: To address the needs of mobile users, who are often looking for specific information for just-in-time needs, such as map locations, events times, etc. The Focus: User-experience on mobile devices. The Initial Spin-off Product: a mobile version of the campus ID / dining card (Jasper Card). 

The app takes advantage of device features and various new technologies. MC Glance (search), the flagship feature for the app, sets this apart from other initiatives; it utilizes a cloud search-as-a-service product to quickly search over database content rather than over documents. The implementation of this simple search and discovery tool helps pull everything together across the myriad of enterprise and cloud services now in use on campus. 

Pilot testing of the first prototype of this app is planned for April 2016. Roll-out to the community is planned for the Fall 2016 semester. The pilot of the digital Jasper Card is currently underway. 

This session will provide an overview of the inspiration and vision for the app, along with the use/implementation of new technology. Will also share how our work with the students and this app also benefited our staff and the college, particularly in providing content / information / data in a easily consumable format for developers to leverage.

Speakers
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Cindy Duggan

Assistant Director of Web and Collaboration, Manhattan College
Cindy Duggan is the Assistant Director of Web and Collaboration at Manhattan College. She and her staff, under the supervision of the CIO, provide leadership and direction for the adoption and implementation web practices and technology, including cloud services. The Web and Collaboration group works closely with ITS and other college groups to deliver an increasingly unified web experience to all members of the college community. In the... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Parmly Hall 307 Science Center

1:30pm

Session 5 - Shifting the Paradigm by Taking a Leap of Faith: Outsourcing the Campus Network
During the 2014 CLAC meeting, Southwestern University participated in a panel discussion about the pros/cons of Liberal Arts schools outsourcing the management of their entire campus networks (not just ResNet).  Two years later, we are in the process of "handing over the keys to the kingdom" to a managed services vendor (Apogee).  Come hear about why we made the decision to do this, and what the future looks like for a Liberal Arts IT organization that no longer manages their campus networks.

Speakers
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Todd Watson

Senior Director of Information Technology, Southwestern University
Todd Watson leads the Information Technology department at Southwestern University.


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Science Addition 114 Science Center

2:30pm

Afternoon Break (sponsored by Box)
Sponsors
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Box

Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE: BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise content management and collaboration platform, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.


Thursday June 16, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Center for Global Learning

3:00pm

Session 6 - Contract Negotiation Opportunities with Price Protection
Panel discussion around opportunities for contract negotiations with built-in price protections.  Whether you are considering a large software or hardware maintenance purchase, how can you best protect you institution from future gouging without committing to a contract longer than your career-span? Discussion will focus on opportunities that exist, including what other institutions are doing through the HESS or other regional consortia, or potential desire to consolidate efforts going forward.

Moderators
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Ellen Keohane

CIO, College of the Holy Cross
Ellen J. Keohane is the Chief Information Officer at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She leads a department of 54 IT professionals and manages the planning and implementation of all IT services at the College. She has been with the College's technology services department for more than 30 years. Dr. Keohane is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences, such as the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC... Read More →

Speakers
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Marianne Colgrove

Deputy CIO and Director of the Web Support Services, Reed College
Marianne Colgrove is the Deputy CIO and Director of the Web Support Services department at Reed. She is a past CLAC Board Member and Treasurer, and is currently on the Board of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, where she serves as a faculty member and mentor in the NWACC Leadership Development program.
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Carol Smith

Chief Information Officer, DePauw University


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Parmly Hall 307 Science Center

3:00pm

Session 6 - Moving Toward Risk Acceptance: Embracing IT Risk to Advance Institutional Mission
“Lock it down!” is the traditional response IT administrators offer when faced with IT risk: Closing firewall ports, removing access privileges, and increasing authentication controls are common responses when IT risk rears its ugly head. While IT risk can rarely, if ever, be avoided, IT risk managers often assume risk mitigation/reduction as a starting point as they seek to protect organizational IT assets and data. In an era of IT consumerization, including bring-your-own-device and cloud-based infrastructure, platform, and software services, such control becomes an illusion as campus community expectations, access, and abilities change. This discussion session will attempt to re-orient IT risk management with risk acceptance as the appropriate starting point, with risk mitigation/reduction a last resort, to unlock IT opportunity for organizational mission and goals.

Speakers
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Ted Wilder

Associate Director of Information Technology Services, Macalester College
Ted Wilder is the Associate Director of Information Technology Services at Macalester College overseeing academic technology, help desk, and telecommunication services. Ted has worked in higher education IT for 10 years with seven years in leadership positions transforming digital and physical learning spaces to achieve educational goals and maximizing the value of IT investments for organizational strategy. Prior to working in higher... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Science Addition 214 Science Center

3:00pm

Session 6 - Owning IT: An In-House DR Project Case Study
In early 2015, the Alma College ITS Department presented a disaster recovery (DR) project proposal to college administration. The plan leveraged resources unique to Alma’s technical environment enabling the recovery of critical systems and services offsite in the event of a disaster at the primary data-center.  As work began, it became clear these resources could be leveraged to provide much more than just disaster recovery without additional capital investment. 

We will be presenting an overview of our DR project, including the solutions considered, the design ultimately selected, and various ways the project evolved beyond its initial scope.  By using our DR initiative as a case study, we hope to inspire others to think creatively about ways to leverage their unique campus resources to solve IT challenges, and to encourage in-house ownership of project design and outcomes.

Speakers
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Christian Gilbert

Systems Administrator, Alma College
Christian Gilbert joined the Alma College ITS Department as a Systems Administrator in 2015. He is responsible for the administration of the college’s server infrastructure, and has been involved with the design and implementation of disaster recovery, single sign-on authentication, data backup, and student print management projects.
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Kyle Warner

Director of Systems and Networking, Alma College
Kyle Warner has been with Alma College for five years. He currently serves as Director of Systems and Networking and is responsible for technical infrastructure at the college.


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Science Addition 114 Science Center

4:00pm

Closing Reception
The conference program incorrectly lists the Center for Global Learning as the location of the closing reception. We apologize for this error. The closing reception, will, in fact, take place in the Elrod Commons Living Room.

Thursday June 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Commons Living Room Elrod Commons, Colonnade Level