Innovate!

Katherine Grayson As we launch the 2007 Campus Technology Innovators competition, we share our own innovations, too.

Seems like yesterday that we were getting our August 2006 “Innovators” issue to press, and marveling at the range of projects that had come over the transom—just under 500 entries in all. In only a year since the competition’s launch in 2005, the program had grown from one that attracted over a hundred institutions, to one that drew more than 10 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. This year, we anticipate continued expansion of the program, culminating—for the first time—in an awards presentation at the Campus Technology 2007 conference in Washington, DC, July 30-Aug. 2.

Enter the competition. It’s easy to place your school in the running for recognition: Visit our Innovators competition page and fill out the special entry form—no further effort needed! This year, we’ve made it easier than ever to nominate your institution, your project leader, and your project’s vendor partner(s), and tell us about the impact of your technology initiative.

And while you’ve been busy improving teaching, learning, and operations on your campus, we’ve been hard at work here at Campus Technology, developing new ways to get information to you more effectively than ever.

Visit our new website. On March 1, we rolled out our brand-new website, many months in the making. You’ll find it cleaner, faster, easier to navigate, and full of improved content and special articles. A roster of new editorial contributors, dedicated to online content only, will be continually refreshing content. Our online news guru, Dave Nagel, is making a name for himself by getting stories up on our site often before they hit the mainstream (go ahead; send him your campus tech project news!). And don’t miss our live and archived webinars—a fast, fun way to take a break from your day and discover how peer campuses’ technology solutions can inform your own challenges. Product reviews, whitepapers, solution centers, and more are all there for a fast info-grab; polls and results will keep you abreast of peer campuses; and you can even find the solutions to our new “TechKnowledgy” crossword (page 65 of our magazine), featured each month in the magazine. Down the road, we’ll be offering blogs, forums, and social networking communities, too— so, if you haven’t set www.campustechnology.com as your home page, do it now! But we’ve got even more innovation in store for you…

Let the magazine guide you to the web. New format changes to our magazine will help alert you to can’t-miss information and opportunities on our website. This month, in addition to our debuting tech crossword, we launch “CTonline” (page 10 of our magazine), to port you directly to timely web offerings. And expanded “WebExtra” boxes in our features will send you to additional stories, webinars, and whitepapers, to add even more dimension to our reporting.

Get career guidance. Last (but certainly not least), watch for our special Salary Survey issue, premiering in December. We’ll be polling readers all year long on our website, sharing the results at year’s end in our jam-packed issue all about your technology career.

There are just so many new tools in store for you at Campus Technology, to help you stay informed!

Katherine Grayson, Editor-In-Chief
What have you seen and heard? Send to: kgrayson@1105media.com.

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