Press Release

Campus Technology Announces 2014 Innovators Award Honorees

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rhea Kelly
rkelly@1105media.com | 650-489-6244

Chatsworth, CA—Campus Technology, the leading monthly publication produced by 1105 Public Sector Media Group that delivers relevant news, trends and best practices on the use of technology in higher education, officially announces the recipients of its 10th annual Innovators awards. This year, 11 honorees were selected in six categories out of 215 nominations submitted from outstanding higher education institutions around the globe:

Category: Teaching and Learning

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Project: Students Collaborating Internationally in the Academic Computing Cloud

  • An international, student-designed and student-delivered academic learning environment combining a Web site, MOOC and open online community.

Project lead: Radley Cramer, director, Fashion Program

Vendors/technologies:

  • Apereo Foundation

Category: Student Systems and Services

PAR Framework (A collaborative of 16 higher ed institutions)
Project: Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework

  • A multi-institutional effort to develop predictive analytics for student success and link interventions to specific risk factors.

Project lead: Beth Davis, managing director, PAR Framework

Vendors/technologies:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • iData
  • SAS

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Project: AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center

  • A full-service center offering efficient, accessible e-text, Braille, assistive technology and captioning to postsecondary institutions.

Project lead: Christopher Lee, head, AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center

Vendors/technologies:

  • Adobe
  • Intuit
  • MailChimp

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project: MyPlan Integrated Planning and Advising System

  • Open source software that integrates previously siloed administrative functions such as degree audit and articulation, student lifecycle and recruitment, registration and advising.

Project lead: Darcy Van Patten, director, student information systems

Vendors/technologies:

  • Kuali Foundation

Category: Administrative Systems

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Project: New Learning Models Virtual Assessment Center

  • Operationalizing credit awards for MOOC participants drives enrollment and create a new revenue stream for the university.

Project lead: Elke Leeds, assistant vice president, technology-enhanced learning

Vendors/technologies:

  • Coursera
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Vantiv

City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Project: OpenBook

  • A data democracy culture supported by a flexible, interactive reporting and analytics system.

Project lead: Brendan Aldrich, executive director, data warehousing services

Vendors/technologies:

  • ZogoTech

Category: Leadership, Governance and Policy

NYU School of Social Work, New York, NY
Project: TorchTech

  • A community-led group for fostering collaboration, building relationships, sharing information and impacting strategy for IT across a large, distributed university.

Project lead: Evan Silberman, IT director

Vendors/technologies:

  • Google
  • Livestream
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Project: One University Digital Initiative

  • A technology strategy for a broad, sweeping campaign to ensure the university will take its place in the digital realm.

Project lead: Nick Hathaway, executive vice president

Vendors/technologies:

  • Apple
  • Camp Pixel
  • Delcom Group
  • Google
  • MakerBot
  • NextThought
  • Okapi Studio
  • OpenStax
  • Route 92 Consulting

Category: IT Infrastructure and Systems

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Project: DNA Compiler

  • A web portal and high-performance computing platform that enables researchers to use the cloud for one of the most challenging research applications: DNA sequencing.

Project lead: Howard Salis, assistant professor of biological and chemical engineering

Vendors/technologies:

  • Amazon Web Services

University of Denver, Denver, CO
Project: Anderson Academic Commons (Penrose Library) Renovation

  • The transformation of a traditional library to a technology-rich learning commons, including a move to digital publishing.

Project lead: Nancy Allen, dean and director, Anderson Academic Commons

Vendors/technologies:

  • Atlas Sound
  • Biamp Systems
  • Cator Ruma & Associates
  • Chatsworth Products
  • CommScope
  • Crestron
  • Gallun Snow
  • H+L Architecture
  • Listen Technologies
  • Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
  • ME Engineers
  • Panasonic
  • Rimrock, A BCER Group
  • Sharp
  • Shure

Category: Education Futurists

NYU Stern School of Business, New York, NY
Project: Langone Lab - An Innovative Orientation Program Using Apps and Wearable Tech to Power New Learning Experiences

  • A student orientation experience focused on experiential, collaborative learning and cutting-edge tech tools like Google Glass.

Project lead: Maya Georgieva, associate director

Vendors/technologies:

  • Apple
  • Google
  • MorrisCooke
  • Narrative

Each year, the Campus Technology Innovators Awards recognize exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative technology vendor partners that have taken technology to extraordinary new heights to meet today's challenges on campus.

"The 2014 Campus Technology Innovators are an extraordinary group of technology leaders in higher education. I'm pleased to congratulate all of the awardees for their innovative work and recognize the technologies that have helped their projects succeed," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor, Campus Technology.

This year's honorees will be recognized with a special feature in the July all-digital issue of Campus Technology magazine and an awards ceremony at the Campus Technology 2014 (CT 2014) conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, July 28-31. The 2014 winners will also receive in-depth coverage on the Campus Technology Web site.

For more information on the 2014 Innovators and to learn more about our awards program, visit the Campus Technology Innovators Web site at http://www.campustechnology.com/innovators.

For information on CT 2014, visit the conference Web site at http://www.campustechnology.com/summer.

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