ITS Update

November 6th, 2003 by Adam

Two significant efforts are underway in ITS.

As in years past, the Computer Advisory Board (CAB) is requesting proposals for technology initiatives for academic priorities. The CAB has funded many projects that have enabled individual departments to integrate technology into their programs and classrooms. In recent years, a high percentage of the funding has been used to upgrade existing programs. This year will be no different. Nonetheless, I encourage you to submit your CAB proposals to me no later than November 21. The proposal form is online at www.plymouth.edu/cab/archive.htm.

Second, two important technology planning initiatives are underway. The Information Technology Coordinating Committee (ITCC) was charged to focus exclusively on the online learning market, PSU capacity, and feasibility for our campus. We will be looking at the needs of our students, our core competencies and the support structure required. ITCC will present their findings and recommendations to Vice President Barry by the end of the academic year.

Additionally, a sub-group of the CAB was formed to write an updated Long Range Technology Plan for PSU. This group will focus on broader technology trends, policies, needs and priorities for the campus, incorporating the work of ITCC as a major component. Ned Harding, business department, will lead this team, with ITS and other campus representatives. The result will be a framework for technology investments over the next four to five years. Their advisory report is due to President Wharton by the end of April 2004.

You can expect to hear more about these initiatives in upcoming months. Forums and information sharing will be established to solicit campus input.

Finally, congratulations to the PSU community on a fine job with the NEASC accreditation team. The ability of an organization to reflect inward, with integrity and spirit, speaks volumes to our values and strengths.

In the News

Example Image

Drop-in curling offered in October

PLYMOUTH — The days are getting shorter, the nights are growing colder, winter is coming, which means get all the curling in while there’s still time. The Plymouth State University Ice Arena will be offering drop-in curling on Monday nights from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. through Oct. 13, on Oct. 20 from 9 to 11 […]

Example Image

Experts discuss eating disorders with professionals

MEREDITH — In its sixth year, Plymouth State University’s Eating Disorder Institute held the Eating Disorders Conference, where experts on eating disorders from all around the country made presentations focusing on clinical issues, education and advocacy, and diversity and integrative therapies. The conference, which took place at Church Landing on Thursday and Friday, was titled “Untangling the Web of […]

Example Image

Exchange program draws Chinese students to Pinkerton

By HUNTER McGEE Union Leader Correspondent DERRY — Fourteen Chinese students traveled to Pinkerton Academy this week to participate in an exchange program that strives to bring the two cultures together through shared experiences. The students are from Pinkerton’s sister high school, Tanggu No. 1 School in the town of Tianjin, just southwest of Beijing. […]