Dr. Yakut Gazi distributed the following email to CATIE members. I thought you would be interested….
I am organizing a session on “Tech-enabled Engineering Education” as part of the Annual Technical Meeting of the Society for Engineering Science that will take place on October 26-28th in College Station, TX, under the auspices of Texas A&M Engineering. I was wondering if you can share this announcement with faculty in engineering and science. If you have relevant work in this domain, please consider submitting a proposal yourself. The synopsis of this session is as follows:
This symposium aims to bring together engineering education researchers whose work focus on the intelligent and pedagogically sound ways of incorporating technology into the teaching-learning process. These uses of technology encompass hybrid, blended, flipped/inverted, online, and continuing professional education environments. Related issues that can be explored include predictive analytics, student engagement and motivation, student learning outcomes, teaching methodologies, design and development of technology-based materials, remote/virtual laboratories, interactive multimedia environments, and industrial/business training contexts.
Attached is the flyer for this session. Information on the event can be found at: Symposium Info. Over 400 attendees are expected for this event.
If you decide to submit an abstract for this session, please click Abstract Submission. The deadline for submission for this session is August 15th.
I will be happy to answer additional questions. Please feel free to share this email with your colleagues, who may be interested in submitting a proposal for the “Tech-enabled Engineering Education” session, or the SES Technical Meeting in general.
All Universities should be prepared to participate in the EDUCAUSE Core Data project. Our participation enables TAMUS Universities to maintain an IHE waiver from providing data required of other State agencies.
EMC is hosting the EMC Big Data Vision Workshop with Bill Schmarzo. Here are the details:
- Venue: Hilton College Station; 801 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840
- Date: August 13, 2015
- 11:15 am – Check In
- 11:30 am – Buffet Lunch
- 12:00 pm – Session Start
- 1:30 pm – Break
- 2:00 pm – Breakout Sessions (XtremIO and Isilon)
System-Wide Contracting News
The RFI responses for the Maestro RFI will continued to be reviewed this week.
TAMUS is finalizing the amendment to engage SolutionsPlus to provide RFP evaluation assistance for the Banner Services RFP.
Adobe has provided the following revised ETLA pricing. You will note that the pricing requires that 50% of TAMU FTE’s need to be a party to the contract. Please pass this along to the appropriate people at your institution. I would be interested in what the level of interest is from each Member.
Texas A&M IT has begun a project to implement Infoblox for DNS, DHCP and IP address management for the TAMU network. The vendor has agreed to extend the discounts TAMU receives as a result of its large volume purchase to all System members. Details of this pricing will be shared when the agreement is finalized. Additionally, Infoblox is an extensible enterprise solution that offers options that could facilitate a System wide collaborative implementation using a grid deployment strategy (Infoblox). An online presentation via Webex will be scheduled to allow the vendor to give an overview of the solution. Contact Scott Honea if you are interested in the Infoblox project.
The RFP for Mobile Application Services has been posted at Mobile Apps RFP.
Siteimprove checks web pages, every five days, for spelling, grammar, broken links, and accessibility. The cost is 54 cents per web page per year. Any Members interested in adding this service need to contact me directly.
The System-wide agreement with Cisco WebEx allows Members to purchase licenses for their entire faculty/administrators at the low cost of $1.44/month/license.
Syncplicity licensing is available for all Members.
The Workday team has begun evaluating the six firms responding to the RFP for a System Integrator for the upcoming implementation of Workday Human Capital Management. The evaluation team will be narrowing down the respondents to a short list as early as this week.
Dollar Data Center — TAMU is working with OGC and Real Estate to nail down a contract with a second component #1 vendor (data center build out). The evaluation of the second component (compute and storage) and third components (IT services) are in process.
- Oklahoma (August 18-19)