CT at the Show
Experts advise on higher education IT leadership in practice.
Campus Technology Winter 2007 Fast-Track Immersive Workshops
Governance and Leadership: Different Sides of the Same Coin. In his opening keynote,
UC-Berkeley Vice Chancellor and CIO Emeritus Jack McCredie reported
on the latest developments in IT governance, while offering leadership
pointers from his own extensive experience. Watch the MediaSite
Strategies for eLearning Excellence. Carnegie Mellon University (PA) Vice
Provost and CIO Joel Smith led a day
of discovery in eLearning excellence,
offering attendees pedagogically sound
strategies for eLearning. Smith and
his expert panel set a foundation of
learning principles, and then examined
real-world applications via case studies
and illustrations of team successes on
Rebuilding a Boat While at Sea. Keynoter James
Boyle, the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke University
(NC) and co-founder of Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain,
pointed out the inevitability of making mistakes in navigating higher education
IT, and then considered "The Openness Aversion" and how to
manage bias in leadership and decision-making. Watch the MediaSite
Activities Abound.Attendees took
part in myriad conference events and sessions, from
poster sessions to tabletop exhibits, technology
classrooms, birds-of-a-feather luncheons, networking
dinners, and more..
Attendees Immersed in Full-Day Sessions. San Jose State University (CA) Associate VP Mary Jo Gorney-Moreno led "High-Tech Learning Spaces That Succeed and Engage," one of seven full-day sessions that allowed attendees to focus on their own initiatives in the company of peers, with
expert "consultants" (the track leaders and their teams) close at hand. Gorney-Moreno offered her own lessons learned from leading the creation of a high-tech student
success center for SJSU, and she assembled four technology leaders from across the country to share their firsthand experiences and expertise in designing and implementing 21st century formal and
informal learning spaces..
Preparing for a Leadership Role. John Camp, recently retired CIO of Wayne State University (MI), was joined by five other higher education leaders who guided attendees through an exploration of top IT leadership issues. Camp focused his career-long experience-and that of his powerful panel-on supercharging new and upcoming IT leaders with strategies and tactics
for facing the increasingly complex role of leading IT in higher education.