Sessions

IT Leadership Program & IT Leadership Workshop – Leading from Anywhere

Presentation | Mt. Rainier – Leadership | Room D/E

  • Rich Chua, College of Medicine
  • Craig Jackson, LAS
  • Lee Katman, College of Medicine, Informational Resources
  • Mike Lund, ACCC
  • Cheryl Murphy, UI Hospital
  • Kim Nguyen-Jahiel, AITS
  • James Quisenberry, University Housing, UIUC
  • Phil Reiter, College of Pharmacy
  • Noelle Sojka, UI Hospital
  • Barry White, College of Pharmacy

In this panel presentation and interactive discussion, you will hear from graduates of the IT Leadership Program (ITLP) held at the University and how the program has developed their leadership skills and impacted their personal and professional lives, and the lives of others at UIC.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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The Benefits of Endpoint Management

Presentation | Mt. Olympus – Governance/Infrastructure | Room F

  • Matthew Jones, Campus Information Technology and Educational Systems (CITES)

As an IT professional it is hard to keep up with daily activities including security updates, patches, software installation, etc. Why not leverage the power of Endpoint Management services? It’s a one stop shop that can free up your time to focus on larger issues in your organization.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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Exploring Web Hosting with ACCC

Workshop | Mt. Everest – Web Hosting | Room G/H

  • Johnathan Kupferer, ACCC

In this workshop, I’ll show how to create personal and departmental websites at UIC. I’ll start with a brief overview of web-hosting services, and then go in depth to explore personal web-hosting using people.uic.edu and departmental web-hosting using webhost.uic.edu. We’ll see how to create sites, upload content, and then go into web development with PHP and CGI.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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VCASTLE- Virtualized, Cloud and Storage Technology Learning Environment for the next Generation of Computer Scientists

Presentation | Mt. Kilimanjaro – Tech Tools | Room I

  • Shellie Treat, UIS – ITS
  • Tulio Llosa, UIS- ITS
  • Lucinda Caughey, UIS – Computer Science

In this session we will discuss VCASTLEs and how they provide opportunities for virtual classes such as VMware Academy, CISCO Academy, Linux, etc. VCASTLEs give students the same experience without having to set foot in a physical lab or classroom. We will learn how to create content-rich technology courses that feature real equipment that can be accessed from anywhere.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Presentation | Mt. Rainier – Leadership | Room D/E

  • Stephan Seyfert, AITS

It’s a myth that one person can do something great. Strong leaders who changed our world dreamed big and were successful because they were always part of a team. In this interactive session, learn 10 steps that will help you become an effective team leader or teammate, and work together toward dream achievement.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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UIC IT Security Policy – What does it mean for me?

Presentation | Mt. Olympus – Governance/Infrastructure | Room F

  • Ed Zawacki, ACCC
  • Ian Huggins, ACCC
  • Phil Reiter, Pharmacy
  • Craig Jackson, LAS

Learn about the development and implications of the IT Security Program at the UIC campus.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Use SharePoint to REACH Your Goals — “How SharePoint solved my business process logjams”

Presentation | Mt. Kilimanjaro – Tech Tools | Room I

  • Ashok Bennett, College of Business
  • Julia Hart, Graduate College, UIUC
  • Bala Ramaraju, College of Nursing
  • Tom Kunka, CITES
  • Dielle Desouza, College of Business

This presentation will focus on how the Colleges of Business and Nursing have used SharePoint to automate paper processes to be more effective and efficient. Staff time has been rebated back to staff in order for them to work on higher-value activities through the use of SharePoint.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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IT Project Management in 45 Minutes or Less

Presentation | Mt. Rainier – Leadership | Room D/E

  • Jeffrey Gawel, CUPPA/PA Department

Having basic project management skills is a necessity in this environment of completing complex technology projects with few resources. In the space of one session, the presenter (a certified Project Management Professional with 15 years of experience) will share some tips and tricks for better positioning your projects for success, while extolling the virtues of formal project management.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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IT Governance @ UIC – The 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, Why and When?

Presentation | Mt. Olympus – Governance/Infrastructure | Room F

  • Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, ACCC

This session is an introduction to UIC IT Governance. The 5 W’s are meant to address: Why governance exists, What it does, Who participates, Where it fits on campus, and When it gets involved. We will also provide an update on the projects and proposals that the committees have been working on.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Drupal Experience: Building OVCR Website

Presentation | Mt. Everest – Web Hosting | Room G/H

  • Connie Ping, OVCR

The presentation will cover the process of redesigning the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research website using Drupal.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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How to Make an iPhone App

Workshop | Mt. Kilimanjaro – Tech Tools | Room I

  • Max Power, ACCC

You want to make an iPhone app… but how do you do that? Where do you begin? Come find out how the process works, from idea to finished app.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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5S – A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

Presentation | Mt. Rainier – Leadership | Room D/E

  • Rebecca McNaught, Office of the CIO, University Administration
  • Amanda Bland, Office of the CIO, University Administration
  • Elizabeth McCarter, Office of the CIO, University Administration

This interactive presentation will demonstrate how to increase efficiency by applying the basic Lean Principles of 5S. Focusing primarily on organizing and standardizing, attendees will be taken through a simulation designed to expose the difficulties induced by disorganization, learn methods to reduce waste, and understand how to apply 5S to both their workplace and home.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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High performance computing at UIC

Presentation | Mt. Olympus – Governance/Infrastructure | Room F

  • Allen Randall, ACCC
  • Robert Johnson, Research Resources Center

This discussion will begin with the history and concept of a Beowulf cluster with examples of early designs. A brief explanation of parallel computing and the origins of UIC’s cluster will follow. Robert Johnson will then continue with a more detailed look at the UIC Cluster and what can be done with it, as well as information on future growth.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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WordPress at UIC

Presentation | Mt. Everest – Web Hosting | Room G/H

  • Kim Charles, Office of Public Affairs

An overview of the features and functions of UIC’s WordPress multisite network on publish.uic.edu, as well as other options for using WordPress at UIC. Discussion will include a demonstration of the versatility of the UIC-branded theme and supported plugins, an explanation of the site-building process, and a comparison of the different WordPress hosting options at UIC.

Experience Level: All Levels

 

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The Evil Presentation (and How to Defeat It)

Presentation | Mt. Rainier – Leadership | Room D/E

  • Kelly Lakas, Alumni

Gather your swords, your axes, your magic wands, and scepters of power… It is time to defeat the Evil Presentation! IT professionals, avoid death by PowerPoint. Join me on this quest – SEE how presentations can be useful and memorable! LEARN how to make them memorable! WATCH as a presentation is transformed before your very eyes!

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 at UIC

Presentation | Mt. Olympus – Governance/Infrastructure | Room F

  • Dean Dang, ACCC

This session covers the Microsoft Office 365 Education offerings and focuses on the value of Office 365 for UIC’s students, faculty, and staff.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Birds of a Feather

Presentation | Mt. Everest – Web Hosting | Room G/H

This session offers attendees the chance to meet informally and discuss certain topics without a pre-planned agenda. This is a great opportunity to continue some of the discussions that came out of the day’s sessions. Some of the presenters and other IT pros will be available for questions and conversations. Specific topics will be made available before the day of the conference, but attendees are also welcome to get their own groups together to discuss whatever IT topic interests them.

Experience Level: All Levels

 

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iPad mini initiative: a report on the College of Dentistry technology project

Presentation | Mt. Kilimanjaro – Tech Tools | Room I

  • Nancy A Norman, Dentistry
  • Tim Sullivan, Dentistry
  • Vinay Surpuriya, Dentistry

This presentation reports on the implementation of the iPad mini initiative (“the project”) to ensure that each first-semester dental student has a mobile device to access the following educational resources: eBooks, ExamSoft online exams, patient cases for small group learning, course material in Blackboard Learn, and UIC Library resources. We report on our successes, challenges, and what it may mean for your technology projects.

Experience Level: Intermediate

 

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To Scan, Or Not To Scan. Is That The Question?

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Brent West, Records and Information Management Services

Many see scanning as a simple solution to deal with the proliferation of hard copy documents that accumulate in the era of the “paperless office.” While scanning projects and processes can result in saved time and cost, this is certainly not always the case. Unless the scanning proposal is thoroughly reviewed, it can end up costing a great deal of both time and money.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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What do you need to know about IAM?

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Mark Pollard, AITS
  • Janet Shaw, ACCC
  • Lauren Berceau, ACCC

Identity and Access Management (IAM) will provide the right people with the right access at the right time for the right reasons. The IAM project implements a set of business processes and supporting infrastructure for the creation, maintenance and use of digital identities at the University of Illinois. Come learn about the updated schedule and how IAM will impact you and your organization.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Flipping Your Classroom using lynda.com

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Thomas Okon, ACCC-ITL

Advances in technology have inspired teachers to pursue the flipped classroom, a scenario where students learn online before class. The time commitment to develop the proper video resources needed though is enormous. The website lynda.com already offers thousands of video tutorials and detailed training broken down into easy-to-manage segments, enabling the flipped classroom to be within reach of every instructor.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Blackboard Community Engagement

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Marius Horga, ACCC

Soon to be integrated into our Blackboard system, Community Engagement allows tremendous flexibility for our faculty, students, and staff. Stop by to learn how you can use the new module. Examples include engaging in extended online collaboration outside of the traditional semester-based, online course environment. Bringing groups from across courses, departments, and committees together into one organization. And much more!

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Teaching Your First Online Course: Tips for Success

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Jeffrey Gawel, CUPPA/PA Department

This interactive session will provide guidance, tools, and tips to instructors who are preparing to teach their first ever online courses. The presenter will share lessons learned and experiences from his own transition to an e-Learning environment four years ago and will discuss ways to develop and run an effective and engaging online course.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Business Process Improvement Shared Service

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Marc Carlton, Office of the CIO, University Administration

This poster will provide an overview of the Business Process Improvement (BPI) Shared Service. BPI team members will be on hand to discuss the service offering, training opportunities, and past and present projects.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Flipping the College of Medicine on Its Side

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Max Anderson, College of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Julie Mann, College of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education

The College of Medicine has been going through a curricular transformation over the past couple of years. Lecturers have been encouraged to “flip” their classrooms and use more active learning techniques to make in-class sessions more engaging. Our presentation will focus on the use of an Audience Response System (ARS) in the flipped/active classroom.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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The Illinois Compass 2g Advisory Group: How UIUC Encourages Feedback from Users of the Enterprise LMS

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Dan Hahn, CITES at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

During the migration to Blackboard Learn in October 2012, Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES) reached out to departments and individuals across campus to establish the Illinois Compass 2g Advisory Group. This session will discuss strategies to promote the involvement of faculty, students, and staff to increase alignment between their needs, CITES services, and the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Creating Blended Modules for Smaller Classes

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Elizabeth Weber, French and Francophone Studies
  • Heather Sabina, French and Francophone Studies

This session outlines the process of working with faculty and textbook companies to create online modules for smaller classes (10-30 students). Participants will be given an overview of blended activities for students and instructors in smaller classes, and will participate in some of the curricular and technical choices involved in creating such activities on Blackboard and a publisher’s platform.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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Utilizing SharePoint to Improve Business Process

Poster | Main Hall A/B/C

  • Hussain Zaidi, ACCC

Did you know that SharePoint has been available on the UIC campus since 2012? This informative poster will show you how departments can utilize SharePoint to improve day-to-day business processes using charts and pictures.

Experience Level: Beginner

 

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