RSSRae’s Ramblings

Ahhhh, Summertime…

Ahhhh, Summertime…

May 6, 2014

It is hard to believe, but it is already *that* time of year. Finals are next week. Commencement is just around the corner. And summer vacation is so close you can almost taste it. College campuses are a very different place during the summer, without the hustle and bustle of students and faculty, classes and […]

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Finding Resonance

Finding Resonance

March 6, 2014

St. Norbert’s Peace and Justice Center recently hosted a Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding¬†with Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, who spoke on the subject of interfaith dialogue. While I did not have the pleasure of hearing his presentation, I was lucky enough to have breakfast with him and […]

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Becoming Data-Driven

Becoming Data-Driven

February 5, 2014

One of ITS’s strategic goals is to: Promote a culture of inquiry and evidence, where data and analytics are applied to academic and administrative planning and decision-making While this is a college-wide goal, an important component of that is for us to become more data-driven within the division, as well, using data to inform and […]

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Who To Call

Who To Call

December 8, 2013

Another semester has come and gone, and Winter is very clearly upon us. As I reflect back on the last few months (and especially, the warmer days we saw during them!), I’m surprised by the number of comments and questions I received during the Fall semester about who to call in ITS for service and […]

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Students and Technology

Students and Technology

November 4, 2013

We hear a lot of things about this generation of students, especially around their relationship with technology. Words like “net generation” and “digital natives” are used to describe them; they are a generation that has grown up never knowing a world without computers, cell phones, or the Internet. Their interactions are often digital, and they […]

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Why a Service Desk?

Why a Service Desk?

October 4, 2013

It’s October. The air is getting crisper, leaves are starting to turn to gold and orange and red. And students, faculty, and staff are settling into the rhythms of the new academic year. We are here too, in ITS. Where the summer is bustling with project activity, followed by the beginning-of-the-year buzz, fall is characterized […]

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

August 28, 2013

Is it me, or did summer just fly by?!? I hope that you had a great break, and are as excited as I am for the 2013-14 academic year! A lot has happened while you were away. We’ve re-designed Tech EDge as a monthly news blog, to help keep you better informed about what’s happening […]

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