Category Archives: IT Strategy

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Course, Major, Dorm and Class mailing lists

In 2013 the Computing Committee surveyed the faculty to identify priorities for CIS.  The second highest priority (after “Improve the Portal”) was “improve the course mailing lists system”.   Since then, we have been steadily moving lists away from the old software (called Majordomo) to Google Groups within our Google Apps for Education domain g.hmc.edu.  I […]

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Digital Humanities Applications

From our friends in Digital Humanities A reminder that faculty applications for the 5C Digital Humanities @ The Claremont Colleges (DH@CC) 2015 Summer Institute and Digital Course Development grants are due on March 6th. You can find applications at http://claremontdh.com/applications/, and learn more about these Mellon Foundation-supported programs at http://claremontdh.com/category/grant-applications/grant-descriptions/. If you have any questions about DH@CC, please contact Project Manager AJ Strout at AJ_Strout@pitzer.edu.

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February 2015 Update from the CIO

We had such a busy Fall semester that I was unable to send out updates.  In this one, I will cover developments since my last update in late August. I hope you have some time to read it. People Starting with the most important aspect of all organizations, I have the pleasure of introducing three people.  Taylor […]

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Workday Student

As I mentioned before,  the Claremont Colleges have decided to participate in Workday’s Strategic Influencer program for the Workday Student product.   This initiative is now taking more shape.  The following people have been appointed to the Workday Strategic Influencer Project Team: Margeret Adorno (Registrar, Pomona) Mark Ashley (Registrar, HMC) Andrew Dorantes (Treasurer, HMC) Robert […]

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Claremont Colleges will use Workday Financial Management

I hope you all saw the announcement about Workday Financial Management.  This is big news for lots of reasons. Last year, the intercollegiate Budget and Financial Affairs Committee (BFAC) began looking for a replacement for the aging Datatel financial system that is run by the Claremont University Consortium (CUC).  The BFAC narrowed its requirements down […]

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HMC Scientific Computing Workshop and Digital Badge

We are pleased to announce the HMC Scientific Computing Workshop schedule in October.  The workshops will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in Aviation Room in Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons. October 8th: Essential MATLAB for Beginners — Learn the basics of MATLAB programming and plotting through hands-on examples of simple script m-file and function m-file. […]

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Summer 2014 update from the CIO

When I was a kid growing up in Ireland, I loved reading the Beano and the Dandy.  Every summer, they would announce a “bumper edition”, which was packed with extra stuff for those long summer days out of school.  This is the bumper edition of updates from the CIO! Infrastructure The summer was a very […]

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Adventures in Self Publishing

This is a story in the “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade… ” category. After we experienced some hardware issues with the Charlie file server, some of the older websites that were published under www4.hmc.edu went offline.  The new version of Charlie did not provide the file system needed by the www4 server, which […]

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Google Apps Learning Community

One of the priorities that came out of the Spring 2013 survey of faculty priorities, was a request for training in Google Apps for Education.  This feedback has come to us through a number of channels, so we are delighted to participate in and support the initiative announced in Debra Mashek’s recent email to faculty […]

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Data Privacy Month (with a painful story about the students-l list)

Today is Data Privacy Day. See http://www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/ To celebrate, here is a true story culled from the vaults of HMC server administrator lore. Read it, weep… and then change your passwords. Once upon a time there was a moderator of the students-l list. She was diligent and hard-working, devoted to the task of saving other […]

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