May 26, 2016

Summit to focus on technology platforms

Three upcoming conferences for faculty and staff will examine the interconnectedness of technology platforms and the significance of technology in higher education. 

The university’s “2016 Summer Summit Strategies for the Significance of Technology in Higher Education,” will be June 7, July 20 and Aug. 8. The professional development summit is designed for deans, associate deans, assistant deans, faculty, academic advisors, assessment committee members, recruitment and retention coordinators, the registrar’s office, and undergraduate admissions staff. 

The three sessions will feature different topics. Each session will be in Morris Library rooms 752 and 754. Space is limited to 50 people for each date. Times for each event are below: 

  • June 7: 9-11 a.m.
  • July 20: 2-4 p.m.
  • Aug. 8: 9-11 a.m. 

For more information, email Kim Little, director of undergraduate online student services in the College of Business at

The presentations are:

June 7 – “Information Technology - Applications”

Presenters: John Ahrens, director of applications, information technology.

The topics are: 

  • Applications – Administrative Information Systems, Student Information Systems, Banner and Desire to Learn
  • Project Management 

July 20 – “Student Success Collaborative (SSC) Campus”

Presenters: EAB Leadership Team

The topics are:

  • Online appointment scheduling
  • Campaigns
  • Uploading spreadsheets
  • How SSC Campus is tethered to other platforms 

August 8 – “Degree Works” New Degree Audit Platform

Presenters: Degree Works Leadership and Core Team 

The topics are: 

  • Student Education Planner
  • Academic Templates
  • Academic advisor assignments
  • How Degree Works is tethered to other platforms 

The university’s Advisory Council on Academic Advisement and the Co-Curricular Assessment Committee are sponsoring the summit.