Category: Event

Secure Paper Shredding June 13

June 8th, 2013 in Event, Featured, Information Security, News

BUMC IT and BU IS&T Information Security will be sponsoring a paper shredding day, Thursday, June 13 from 10am to 1pm along the Talbot Green.  Bring any work related or personal documents that you would like to have securely shredded on site at the shredder truck.  We will also have an area nearby where you can drop off computer equipment you would like recycled as well as hard drives you would like destroyed.

BUMC IT offers Qualtrics training

February 11th, 2013 in Event, New Service, News, Training

BUMC Information Technology is excited to offer instructor lead training for Qualtrics Online Survey Software.

BUMC staff and faculty can choose from class at 2-3pm or 3:15-4:15pm, Wednesday February 13th.  Training will take place in L213 at the School of Medicine, 72 E. Concord St.

Qualtrics Survey Software is a new BUMC service that enables BUMC staff and faculty to create custom web-based surveys for data collection and analysis to support teaching and research at BU. If you would like to learn more about Qualtrics, choose from one of the two intro sessions. The course will be taught by a Qualtrics instructor.

Please reserve your spot by clicking the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/signup/?event_id=113

If you have any questions feel free to contact the BUMC IT Service Desk at 617-638-5914.

Participate in IT Strategic Planning Discussion

November 8th, 2012 in Event, News

BU Information Services & Technology is committed to providing best-in-class IT services to support outstanding education, preeminent research, vibrant campus life and effective administration. IS&T strives to be a leader within BU and among peers in technology service quality and agility, founded on best practices and innovation.

In support of this mission and vision, BU IS&T will be carrying out a strategic planning process over the course of the 2012-13 academic year, with the objective of developing key goals and guiding principles for the next five years, in close alignment with the BU strategic plan, Choosing to be Great. The process will solicit input from the campus community and draw upon the expertise of the IS&T governance committee members to formulate proposed goals. More information about the strategic planning process can be found on the IS&T Strategic Planning website.

I write to invite you to participate in the following discussion groups to provide input to the planning process. The discussion groups are listed here, and described in more detail below.

  • The Student Experience Charles River Campus:November 13, 3pm – 4:30pm or November 28, 1pm – 2:30pm; Medical Campus: December 4, 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Teaching and LearningCharles River Campus: November 14, 9:30am – 11am, or November 29, 1pm – 2:30pm; Medical Campus: December 4, 9:30am – 11am
  • Research and Scholarship – Charles River Campus:November 14, 1pm – 2:30pm or November 29, 9:30am – 11am; Medical Campus: December 4, 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Administrative Efficiency and Effectiveness – Charles River Campus:November 13, 9:30am – 11am or November 28, 3pm – 4:30pm; Medical Campus: December 3, 1pm – 2:30pm
  • Technology Service Excellence – Charles River Campus:November 13, 1pm – 2:30pm or November 28, 9:30am – 11am; Medical Campus: December 3, 9:30am – 11am

Click here to sign up and join the discussion. Discussion groups on the same topic are not cumulative; groups will be facilitated as single sessions. Discussion group size is limited.

Thank you for your engagement in planning the future of technology services at BU.

Sincerely,
Tracy Schroeder
Vice President, Information Services & Technology

Discussion Group Detail

  • The Student Experience
    • A discussion of how students use technology to connect with each other, with faculty, and with BU services. How does technology enhance students’ experiences at BU, especially outside the classroom? From residence life to enrollment services, informal networks to student organizations, how can BU better use technology to provide a rich experience that supports student safety, satisfaction and success both at BU and beyond?
    • Who should attend: Students, staff and faculty who work closely with students
    • Key related Choosing to be Great goals:
      • Strengthening the student residential community and the student experience.
      • Strengthening the excellence of our undergraduate education.
      • Strengthening our leadership as an urban and global research university.
  • Teaching and Learning
    • A discussion of how faculty and students use technology in both physical and virtual learning environments to create extraordinary learning experiences. How can BU use technology to make our campus learning environment more effective? How should technology enable learning beyond the classroom? What new kinds of learning might technology enable for BU students in the years to come?
    • Who should attend: Teaching Faculty, Students, and staff who directly support teaching and learning activities
    • Key related Choosing to be Great goals:
      • Strengthening the quality of the faculty.
      • Strengthening the excellence of our undergraduate education.
      • Strengthening targeted programs in graduate research and education.
      • Strengthening our leadership as an urban and global research university.
  • Research and Scholarship
    • A discussion of how researchers use technology to advance discovery and innovation, across all fields and disciplines. How can BU best support research with technical infrastructure and services? What kinds of infrastructure are required to enable researchers to collaborate across institutions and leverage national and international resources? What services are required to support the development of new research, the management and data, and regulatory compliance?
    • Who should attend: Research faculty, students engaged in research, staff and administration who directly support research
    • Key related Choosing to be Great goals:
      • Strengthening the quality of the faculty.
      • Strengthening the excellence of our undergraduate education.
      • Strengthening targeted programs in graduate research and education.
      • Strengthening our commitment to interdisciplinary programs in research, education, and outreach.
      • Strengthening our leadership as an urban and global research university.
  • Administrative Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • A discussion of how BU students, faculty, staff and administration use information services to manage BU operations and support strategic decision making. How can BU best develop and sustain information services that enable productivity, outstanding service quality, and compliance? What should be the future of remaining core information systems running on obsolescent technology? How can we better support data-driven decision making? How can we best ensure information security and mitigate risks to the continuity of University operations?
    • Who should attend: Staff and administration, students and faculty interested in administrative services
    • Key related Choosing to be Great goals:
      • Strengthening the quality of the faculty.
      • Strengthening the student residential community and the student experience.
      • Strengthening our leadership as an urban and global research university.
  • Technology Service Excellence
    • A discussion of how technology services are provided at BU, both centrally and locally, in support of the University mission. How can we best develop and mature IT Service Management processes and tools to improve service reliability and quality? How can we best align the activities of central and local IT organizations to provide shared services most efficiently and enable the creation or enhancement of differentiating services? How can we develop sustainable funding models for technology infrastructure and services? How can we best create career paths for IT staff to enable BU to recruit and retain the best technology service professionals?
    • Who should attend: Technology staff and administration, students and faculty interested in technology service management
    • Key related Choosing to be Great goals:
    •  Strengthening our leadership as an urban and global research university.