Lyrae Williams, associate vice president for the office of institutional planning and effectiveness, provided updated information regarding the Fine Arts Center strategic plan and passed around packets for all to include in their college strategic plan booklets.
Brenda Soto, director of college events, provided information about the College Events Department and how ITS: can help them in their work.
Katharina will be providing a data loss prevention (DLP) update at the In the Loop next week.
Vish updated the group on the Modo Labs mobile app roll-out, stating that training sessions will be coming soon and that the group currently focused on the mobile app is working with Communications on making the app as useful as possible. Other groups on campus have been encouraged to work with Modo Labs directly to see how their information can be included on the app. Phase I will launch in mid-October with 10 out of 25 modules. Student testing will begin next week.
Angie updated everyone regarding DocuSign. Currently, Financial Aid, the Dean’s Office, and the Finance Office (which includes Facilities and Residential Life) are using the system, with more to come on-line soon. Informational sessions will be held for those want to find out more about the system.
Tulio introduced Drew Harper (cloud support, specializing in Office 365) and Caitlin Taber (after-hours and deployment specialist) as new members of the Solutions Center. Katharina stated that the mobile app position has been posted, so please share the posting with friends and colleagues who might have an interest. Matt Gottfried thanked Danna Duncan for her work over the past two years and announced that she will be leaving the college as of mid-September. This open instructional technologist position will be posted soon. Linda announced that a new administrative assistant has been hired and will start at the end of September.
Brian stated that the faculty/staff giving campaign continues and encouraged everyone to participate. The dollar amount of the donation doesn’t matter, only participation percentages are important as those impact US News & World Report rankings.
Matt Gottfried announced that GIS will be hosting a local institution celebration of GIS that will have guest speakers and roundtable discussions. Look for the announcement of details to come soon.
Chris Bittner discussed a film contest he will be hosting during each block. If anyone in ITS: would like to be a judge for the contests, please let him know.
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