May 11, 2017

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 “2017 Summer Summit Strategies for the Significance of Technology in Higher Education” will be May 24, June 7 and July 12. 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. The May session will be in the Morris Library Room 174 computer lab and the June and July sessions will be Morris Library rooms 752 and 754. Space is limited to 50 people for each date. Times for each event are below: 

  • May 24: 10 a.m.-noon
  • June 7: 2-4 p.m.
  • July 12: 10 a.m.-noon 

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

The presentations are: 

May 24 - “Degree Works - How to Make Academic Plans” 

Presenters: Degree Works leadership and core team. 

The topics are: 

  • Student education planner
  • Academic templates
  • Worksheet vs. plans 

June 7 – “Higher Learning Commission – Co-Curricular Evidence and Assessment Data” 

Presenters: HLC Steering Committee and subcommittee members 

The topics are: 

  • Higher Learning Commission 2019 visit
  • Core component review
  • Assurance argument and data collection 

July 12 – “SSC Campus – Cases and Alerts” 

Presenters: SSC Campus Leadership and Core Team 

The topics are:  

  • Cases and alerts
  • Early warning and referrals
  • How SSC campus is tethered to other platforms  

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