STEMtech Summits, facilitated by recognized leaders, are fee-based, six-hour workshops that deliver a body of practical knowledge and applications. STEMtech Summits augment the conference program by providing in-depth exposure to specific topics. The selection of faculty for these workshops is very competitive and is based on course content and thoroughness of the proposed course design.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$150 per course
The Role of Faculty and Staff in Private Fundraising, Grant Development, and Grant Management
This hands-on workshop consists of two critical sections—grant opportunities and private fundraising opportunities—and is interactive and engages participants in substantive work that provides them with practical skills they can immediately apply. During the first part, participants review the basic elements of most grant proposals and learn how to identify appropriate grantors, followed by participants breaking into teams and working through an actual Request for Proposals (RFP). Each team develops an outline for responding to an RFP, identifying in detail what information must be included in the response to meet the selection criteria and garner all available points. Time does not permit participants to actually write a narrative, but they do develop a concept and flesh it out while simultaneously creating a template for writing the narrative. One team’s work is then critiqued by the entire group. The second part of the workshop involves an exploration into the role of faculty and STEM leaders in private fundraising, including the basic principles of private solicitation. Participants again break into teams to develop case statements and design solicitation plans. Participants critique case statements and engage in a major gift solicitation role play. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops on which to conduct and save their work. Although the workshop is targeted toward faculty members, they are encouraged to bring members of their resource development team.
Perry Hammock, Executive Director
Ivy Tech Foundation
Ivy Tech Community College
Mike Gaudette, President
CIO Summit: The Impact of Mobile Information and Communication Devices on the Institution
iPads, iPhones, and other mobile information and communication devices, some of which didn’t even exist just a few years ago, are clearly changing the way faculty, staff, and students learn, work, and communicate. Even as the potential value of these devices for instructional, operational, and other purposes is being explored, campus technology leaders are being asked to accommodate them in a constantly changing environment. Resource-constrained college leaders are seeking affordable, flexible, and easy-to-maintain solutions that benefit all parties. Consequently, developing an effective mobile information and communication strategy that can adapt to changing technologies and shifting end-user needs is becoming increasingly mission critical. During this CIO Summit, participants explore several important factors that must be addressed when developing effective and sustainable strategies to accommodate the increasing number of mobile devices being used on and off college campuses. Facilitated by experienced community college CIOs, Summit participants discuss best and promising practices that meet the unique and changing needs of faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community. Topics include obtaining faculty, staff, and administrator buy-in, managing end-user expectations; privacy and security implications; budgetary and time investments; app development and control; roles and responsibilities; infrastructure capabilities; regulations and policies; and loss prevention. While each of the seasoned facilitators shares his or her knowledge and experiences, Summit participants are strongly encouraged and fully expected to share their expertise and experiences as well. Register today for what are sure to be lively discussions about how to make certain your campus is ready for the mobile information and communication devices headed its way!
Todd Jorns, Senior Director
Illinois Community College Board
Kimberley Conley, Chief Information Technology Officer
Henderson Community College - KCTCS
Sinclair Community College
Timothy Nesler, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President
Information Technology Services
Santa Fe College
Bill White, Chief Information Officer