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I love working in higher education, mostly because I love learning. Every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow. I was thinking recently about how learning new technologies is challenging for the Carleton community. Giving and receiving feedback will be essential for us to survive and thrive through the move to Workday.
Welcome Back 2022
As we all gather — new and returning members of our community — we are all reminded about the collective effort that it takes to provide a Carleton education. This summer, ITS was playing its role in making sure that the technology environment is refreshed and robust in order to stay up with the rapid cycle of technology change and compatibility.
I really enjoy the bustle of this time of year – whether it’s the geese families on Lyman Lakes or faculty teaching outside. As the academic year wraps up, I want to highlight some information and a few technology changes to expect when you return in the fall.
Ransomware has proven to be expensive for a lot of organizations and, consequently, it has proven to be expensive for insurers. They are increasing premiums & lowering coverage. Here’s what we’re doing.
One of the questions that has historically been raised about technology is whether it’s “good.”
A faculty member once told me that she liked some of the things that technology let her do in the classroom, but that she didn’t like the complexity it added. She said that this new world added stress and uncertainty to what used to be a very dependable classroom experience for her. Given our increased reliance on technology during the pandemic, this seems like a good time to acknowledge the impact of this complexity, and to talk about how ITS is continually learning and evolving.
Welcome Back 2021
I recently dropped my daughter at college, and I was struck by how little the experience of going to college has changed since my day. We decorated her dorm room,…
In June 2020, my end-of-year note addressed the issue of George Floyd’s murder and the associated unrest in the country. I want to report back on steps being taken in ITS.
My colleague Paige Francis said, “Not one investment we’ve made throughout COVID-19 from a technology standpoint was an outlier. We simply reprioritized and escalated tasks and projects. Our strategy and vision – pandemic aside – remain shockingly the same.” I couldn’t agree more.
Welcome Back 2020
We are returning to campus during unsettling times. I have ideas about which changes will persist, but for now, this ‘welcome back’ newsletter will focus on updates about Carleton’s technology environment that are relevant for Fall Term.