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October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For more information contact
Ed Leach (480) 705·8200 x233


Hosted By:
Wisconsin Technical
College System

Future Conference Dates:

November 7-10, 2004
Tampa, Florida


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Conference Program

In our efforts to serve you better, we offer the 2003 CIT Conference Program, representing the innovative applications of information technology to improve teaching and learning, student services, and institutional management in community and technical colleges from around the world.

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It is hard to highlight particular sessions and not others, but a few examples that could be mentioned are the Learning Center Courses about web designer certification; model programs pertaining to community college information technology and infrastructure; issues and challenges facing community and technical college librarians; developing a companion website for traditional face-to-face courses; and specific examples of guidelines, tools, and techniques that help faculty deliver successful online classes.

Also available are Special Sessions about an approach to technology selection that has resulted in more satisfied faculty members and students and less unused, bleeding-edge technology; a new and affordable peer-to-peer professional development program; essential technologies being used to enhance the educational experience and provide new and more efficient ways of learning; and a model that enables learning objects to contribute to active online pedagogies.

There are also numerous cutting-edge sessions about the special focus of this yearís conference, Nanotechnology, as well as informative and interesting presentations that explore innovative approaches to improving career and technical education leading to better student achievement in vocational areas in the newly expanded Track Seven, Math, Science, Allied Health, and Vocational Education.

Also note the Cybersecurity Summit starting at 1:00 p.m. in 103C in the Midwest Airlines Center on Saturday, October 18. The Cybersecurity Summit will continue the very successful discussions started at the 2002 CIT about the development of a nationally-recognized curriculum of certifications and associate degrees in the field of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

In addition, we also hope that you will find our Keynote Speakers especially interesting and informative.

We look forward to see you in Milwaukee in October!

 

2003 Conference on Information Technology
Program Tracks

 

Track 1 - Emerging and Future Educational Technology
 

Track 2 - Teaching and Learning
 

Track 3 - Student and Community Services
 

Track 4 - Leadership and Organizational Development
 

Track 5 - Enterprisewide Systems and Infrastructures
 

Track 6 - Workforce Partnerships and Collaborations
 

Track 7 - Math, Science, Allied Health, and Vocational Education
 

Track 1: Emerging and Future Educational Technology
Each year, Track 1 focuses on one or two emerging technologies believed to be of particular interest to educators. For the 2003 CIT, the special focus for Track 1 is "nanotechnology and possible directions for educators." Presentations in this focus area will encourage an exchange of ideas regarding the main areas of study in nanotechnology education.

Although nanotechnology is the special focus of Track 1 at the 2003 CIT, other topics related to the use of information technology in higher education that are likely to have long-term consequences for educators will be presented.

Track 2: Teaching and Learning
This track focuses on innovative technology applications for teaching and learning, as well as the Librarianís role in the electronic age.

Track 3: Student and Community Services
Giving special attention to the critical role of student services in addressing diverse and rapidly changing student needs, this track covers the range of ways technology is being used to deliver student services effectively and efficiently.

Track 4: Leadership and Organizational Development
This track focuses on leadership and management topics related to integrating information technology into institutions of higher education.

Track 5: Enterprisewide Systems and Infrastructures
The critical and constantly evolving systems that underlie information technology applications and services, effective means for managing IT infrastructures, and high-end administrative systems using Web technologies are the focus of this track.

Track 6: Workforce Partnerships and Collaborations
As institutions of higher education enter a new century, they continue to build creative technology-based linkages with a wide range of partners-other institutions of higher education, public schools, community and government organizations, businesses and industries, state and local workforce systems, as well as organizations in other countries. Included in this track is the latest information on how educational institutions are preparing technologically literate students for success in an ever-changing technological workplace.

Track 7: Math, Science, Allied Health, and Vocational Education
This track examines the role of computers in mathematics, health sciences, physical science, chemical science, biological science, materials science, and economic and financial science. Also examined is the role of computers in aerospace; computer science; and civil, mechanical, composite, and electrical engineering. Also given special consideration are proposals that explore innovative approaches to improving career and technical education leading to improved student achievement in vocational areas. This track aims to facilitate the dialogue among mathematicians, scientists, health care professionals, engineers, and technologists in academia and industry who use computer technology in scientific and engineering research and education programs at all levels.

 

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