- By 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Grayson is is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering technology,
education, and business issues.