Technology Leaders Wanted
We’re looking for the 2006 Campus Technology Innovators.
Send in your campus and technologist nominations today!
Last August, we proudly introduced
our first collection of
Campus Technology Innovators:
Thirteen exemplary schools, their
visionary technology leadership, and
their innovative vendor partners, all
coming together to take campus technology
to extraordinary new heights.
Among the institutions we profiled
were the University of Miami, Miller
School of Medicine, recognized for
its pervasive WLAN deployment (technology
partner, Meru Networks), designed to advance
medical education and healthcare
delivery. Then there was Boston’s
Northeastern University, which got
the nod for Northeastern On Demand,
utilizing multivendor partnerships to provide
the university’s students, staff, and
faculty with anytime/anywhere application
and file access. We also examined
how a historically black institution—
Coppin State (MD)—dramatically
improved both learning and student
retention through the implementation of
innovative note-taking technology, coupled with the rollout of
various smart classroom products and
tablet PCs, and fuller exploitation of the
institution’s existing course management
In Ohio, with the help of Cisco Systems and IBM, the entire Cleveland community
is benefiting from Case Western
Reserve University’s model for community
networking. And at Arizona
State University, a new, full lifecycle
chemical material management system
can be widely used by the university
research community, providing better
control over lab materials, aiding investigators
in their research efforts, and
assuring compliance with recent chemical
and biological safety mandates.
Clearly, what these institutions—
and the other eight we singled out for
accolades—have in common is not
technological purpose (their tech initiative
focuses are quite diverse), but
the zeal behind their technology initiatives;
that drive to succeed, lead, even
model for the rest of the higher education
community and beyond.
Is this a fair description of your own
institution? Are you or are your colleagues
leading the charge to differentiate
your school through the intelligent,
innovative, inspired use of technology?
If so, we’d like to know about it!
You can nominate your institution, its
technology leaders, and its vendor partners,
by sending an e-mail to Campus
Technology Managing Editor Rhea Kelly. Tell us, in a brief
paragraph, why your nominee(s) should
be considered. (No need for case study
details up front; we’ll get back to you for
expanded information as we determine
finalists.) Mark your subject line, “2006
CT Innovator Nomination,” and post
your nomination by May 31. Nominations
may also be submitted by vendor
partners, but must have the permission
of the nominated institution. Watch for
additional details on our Web site.
—Katherine Grayson, Editor-In-Chief
What have you seen and heard? Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet and greet campus technology
innovators at Campus Technology 2006,
Jul. 31-Aug. 3, Boston MA. Register online today.