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  • From the CTO

    Nov 2021

    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.

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    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,…

  • From the CTO

    Summer 2021

    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.

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    Winter 2021

    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.

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    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. 

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    Summer 2020

    This end of year edition of the ITS Update is usually a time when we offer suggestions for summer. We intend to provide that information, but first I need to address the moment before us. 

  • From the CTO

    Nov 2019

    I love the phrase “it takes a village” and the sense of collaboration that it evokes. We are better off when we share responsibility, whether in support of raising children, addressing societal issues or managing ever-changing technology. I want to share a few things I’ve learned recently and the importance of supporting each other in managing and leveraging these innovations.

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    Welcome Back 2019

    When I arrived at Carleton 6 years ago, the science departments were indifferent buildings than they are now – and my now-17-year-old son was a foot shorter!  He won’t be another foot taller in 2025, but Carleton’s technologies will continue to evolve. At every step along the way, ITS will work to be transparent about what’s possible and what’s changed.

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    Summer 2019

    I really enjoy the bustle of this time of year – whether it’s the geese families on Lyman Lakes, faculty teaching outside, or the sound of students at Spring Concert.  As you scatter for the summer, here are some tips and a few changes to expect when you return.

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    Spring 2019

    After the dormancy of winter comes the vibrancy of spring. The same can be said for all sorts of efforts that have a less visible, but very necessary, phase that precedes the blooming. In this issue we will talk about a bounty of efforts in ITS that are springing forth.

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