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This EDUCAUSE community group discusses the types of issues managers encounter in selecting, planning, implementing, managing, and decommissioning administrative systems. These include the impacts of new technologies, managing and integrating diverse operating environments, and defining an environment and interfaces that can ensure that administrative systems will effectively serve institutional as well as individual needs. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
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Recent breakthroughs in the field of generative AI have caused unprecedented disruption to higher education and beyond. This community group discusses the issues and opportunities related to pedagogical, ethical, privacy, and other aspects of generative AI impacting students, staff, and faculty across higher education.
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The Asian Pacific American (APA) Community Group is an inclusive place where APA professionals and their allies can build professional networks, discuss career and leadership opportunities, and address challenges to support the advancement of APA professionals in higher education IT.
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Higher Education is seeing exponential growth in the field of online and blended teaching and learning. This EDUCAUSE community group is geared at Directors, Coordinators and/or Administrators of Online and Blended Learning programs and provides a space for the exchange of ideas, tips and information related to excellent practices and policies, quality control, staffing and structure, as well as management of support services, faculty development, and Learning Management Systems. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
This EDUCAUSE community group discusses the formation, role, activities and best practices of Business Relationship Management (BRM). This group supports all IT professionals (business relationship managers, customer relationship managers, account managers, etc.) who act as the strategic interface between IT and IT business stakeholders, for the purpose of solution discovery, relationship management and participation in business:IT strategy development. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year. There may be additional in-person meetings.
This EDUCAUSE community group addresses the challenges of providing IT leadership and support to the students, faculty, and staff of business schools and colleges. Topics of interest include identifying priorities and challenges, strategic planning, support, budget, and best practices. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
This EDUCAUSE community group is designed for discussion of issues and challenges that affect chief information officers in higher education: the role of the CIO, financing and funding strategies, planning and organizing for information resources (especially information technology) within the institution, human resource issues, policies for the networked information environment, and the future of higher education. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
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The Cloud Computing Community Group (CCCG) provides participants with the opportunity to learn about and discuss thechallenges and opportunities associated with the adoption of cloud computing in colleges and universities. Examples ofdiscussion topics include cloud management practices, compliance and legal issues, data privacy and security considerations,cloud identity and access management, cloud service integration (cloud to cloud and cloud to on-premise), research computing,skills and staffing implications, vendor relationship management, and cloud use cases to enable institutional agility, efficiency,and innovation. This group meets monthly via Zoom, at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, and uses this list to discuss issuesthroughout the year.
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Esports is a $3 billion industry that continues to grow each and every year. Collegiate esports programs have proven to be a valuable asset to student recruitment, retention and engagement across college campuses in North America. The introduction of collegiate esports programming into the scholastic space has magnified student interest for esports and gaming related careers. This community group will aim to support collegiate and scholastic esports program leaders by hosting discussions, speakers & events, providing resources and sharing best practices.
The EDUCAUSE Communications Infrastructure and Applications (CIA) Community Group (CG) focuses on the challenges that higher-education institutions face with respect to enterprise communication, collaboration, mobility, and networking. Communications infrastructure and applications are the underpinnings of today's higher-education enterprise. In today's networked world, IT support for communication and collaboration — whether it be in the cloud or on-premises, hosted or self-supported — goes far beyond basic data networking, telephony, and video in order to provide essential services to the institution. Topics of discussion and exploration in this space revolve around:Telecommunications, including IP telephony, fixed-mobile convergence, and contact centersUnified communications, including presence awareness, multi-point desktop videoconferencing, application sharing, unified messaging, and collaboration platformsImmersive telepresenceCommunication with the public cloud, stand-alone and hybrid models, subnetting, L2 vs. L3, VPNSpecific communications-related/-enhancing technologies and protocols, including VoIP, SIP, campus LAN/Wi-Fi, WiFi cellular, GPS, GIS, and in-building navigation technologyNew and emerging wireless technologies (e.g., TV whitespace, software-defined radio, etc.)Emergency communications management and notification (e.g., NG911, E911, fire, intrusion, panic, campus video surveillance systems, monitoring)All things data networking: LAN, WAN, datacenter networking, research networking, SDN, white-box/open switches, and network function virtualizationNetworking to international campusesSocial networkingCellular technology and support (including DAS, Firstnet, GPS, etc.)The CIA CG provides an opportunity for organizational decision-makers (senior IT managers, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, CFOs, provosts, engineers, etc.) to discuss important communication, collaboration, mobility, and network technology issues: emerging and evolving technologies; operational challenges; peer benchmarking; policies and procedures; regulatory compliance and risk; staffing and service management structures; strategic planning; sustainable funding models; and other relevant topics. In addition, we believe it is crucial to provide a forum for meeting with vendors, especially as more core IT services are potentially commoditized and/or cast into the cloud, and as the seamless integration/interoperability of multiple vended — as well as locally developed — solutions become even more of a necessity and challenge. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and uses the electronic discussion list to converse on issues throughout the year. In addition, the group may suggest projects that spawn EDUCAUSE Working Groups, which pool their collective resources, time, and energy towards investigating specific challenges and opportunities in this space, sharing individual solutions, and developing effective practices for the higher-education community.
Many of the problems and solutions relevant to community and two-year colleges are different from those of other types of institutions. This community group focuses on how to manage technology-based information resources in the community college environment. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
EDUCAUSE strives to develop relevant and meaningful resources for the companies that serve the higher education community. This community group will be a gathering place for the association to garner feedback about existing products and services presently offered, as well as gather ideas and recommendations on new programs from the association. In addition, subscribers of this listserv can share their views, insights, and opinions on how trends and issues are impacting the sector.
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This EDUCAUSE community group is sponsored by the Higher Education Information Security Council. The purpose of the group is to provide a forum to identify problems and share strategies or solutions as colleges and universities continue to improve information security governance, compliance, data protection, and privacy programs. The group will also inform the council's Advisory Committee of current issues and trends and will help identify and promote effective community practices.
In the age of analytics, building a strong data foundation is essential: ensuring data conforms to standards, is of high quality, is available when needed, and is managed by Data Stewards. The Data Governance Community Group is a venue for data governance managers—and open to those seeking to initiate data governance programs.
This EDUCAUSE community group provides participants with a forum for ideation, collaboration, knowledge sharing and discussing successes and challenges related to the key aspects of data strategy development and execution. Participants are encouraged to collaborate on issues related to the value proposition of data strategy, success criteria, roadmaps, design, best practices, and guiding principles. The group enables participants in collaborating and assisting with various aspects of design and development for strategic initiatives, pertaining to data projects, cloud platforms, and service offerings. Join our community of data strategy professionals to learn more about leading and participating in the development and execution of data strategy that is geared towards driving greater customer experience, data-informed decision-making, actionable analytics, and operational excellence in your institutions.
This EDUCAUSE community group provides higher education IT professionals with a forum for discussion and learning about the DevOps model of team IT management and service delivery. This group will provide a community for IT managers and practitioners who have implemented DevOps practices, or are considering how to shift their existing organizational behavior to a DevOps process. Discussions may include topics such as team culture and communication, systems automation and monitoring, infrastructure as code, Agile approaches to service delivery and CI/CD, blame-free cultures, and lean business practices. This group meets at the annual EDUCAUSE conference and uses various electronic collaboration tools to stay in touch throughout the year.
The Digital Signage Community Group provides participants with the opportunity to discuss issues and challenges associated with the design, deployment, and management of campus digital signage networks. Discussion topics include best practices for hardware/software selection and implementation, content creation and management, integration with emergency notification systems, identifying and engaging key stakeholders, building business cases and funding models, and the development of effective governance models. This group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference and uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
The EDUCAUSE Dx community group is designed for discussion of issues and challenges related to the digital transformation of higher education and the exchange of information and ideas among campus leaders seeking to advance digital transformation initiatives. The group brings together leaders from across the institution, including CIOs and leaders from the teaching and learning community.
Higher education information technology (IT) units are increasingly diverse and they serve communities where demographics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and age) continue to change, bringing benefits and exposing areas of concern in the workplace. This community group will provide a platform for open dialogue and create avenues for collaboration to support group members, provide mentorship, and advocate for diversity in higher education. Topics may include benefits of multicultural organizations, employment hiring, inclusion and belonging, justice, accessibility, access to key players, mentoring, training/education (professional development), social cohesion/relationships, and pay equity. Join this conversation with your own experiences, ideas, and questions.
Computing issues and approaches at very small schools can bear little relationship to what is done at schools with thousands of students. This fact led to the 1992 creation of ACCESS (Administrative & Campus Computing Environments at Small Schools) for small colleges and private secondary schools, with enrollments of less than 1,000 FTE. In 2001 the group changed its name to edACCESS. This associated community group meets at the EDUCAUSE annual conference uses the electronic discussion list to discuss issues throughout the year.
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