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March 2013 update from the CIO

This is the March 2013 update from the CIO. Computing Committee Survey. In late November, I asked the Computing Committee to discuss how they thought CIS is doing, while I was out of the room. The committee decided to run a quick three question survey and got a large faculty response. The short version: CIS […]

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Update on Portal Advisory Group

I’ve written about the Portal Advisory Group before.  Affectionately known as PAG, it’s a group that will assist us with setting priorities for the Portal, starting from the premise that the portal is a tool which we know HMC has not used to its full capacity. The group will guide CIS and the College in […]

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Faculty Computing Survey Results

In late Fall 2012 the computing committee ran a survey of faculty, asking three questions about information technology at HMC. About 50 faculty responded to the questions, and almost everyone wrote a few lines of comments in response to each question – in addition to giving scores. Question 1: How satisfied are you with the […]

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Data Management Plans

Many faculty are already aware of the fact that the NSF and other funding agencies are now requiring that grant applications include a “data management plan”.  Last Spring, Jeho Park, our Scientific Computing Specialist wrote a report on data management plans, which is at (requires HMC credentials). Jeho has also recently told me about […]

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Portal Advisory Group

I have been discussing the portal with a number of people around campus over the last few months. Improvement and expansion of the portal will be a key initiative for the next two years. There are several reasons for this: The portal plays a key role in many important areas of the College’s activities.  Grades, […]

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CINE wireless signal is going away

When you are on the HMC campus and look at the wireless signals (SSID) available, you will normally see at least the following: CINE Claremont Claremont-WPA Claremont-ETC As I mentioned in the September 2012 Update from the CIO, the Claremont Colleges have agreed to remove the CINE wireless signal from service. There are a number […]

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Time to change your password!

As we move into Fall semester, some of the authentication systems managed by CIS will be configured to require password resets every 365 days. This is a step in improving the overall security of HMC systems and bringing us into compliance with our password policy. To reset your passwords please visit the HMC password and […]

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How are you using Office365?

A while back, I posted an article about how Prof Eliot Bush is making use of Google Apps for Education.   We recently completed the migration of accounts from mailbox-01 to Microsoft Office365 for Education.  I asked Patricia Wang how she liked it, and to tell me two things that she does with the Office365/Outlook combination.   Here’s what […]

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How do you use Google Apps?

We’re putting together short articles about the ways that people make use of the new HMC Google Apps for Education service.  I asked Eliot Bush, chair of the Computing Committee, to give me examples of things he does.   Here’s what he wrote: One thing I do is use appointment slots in google calendar. This is […]

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Sakai Service changes coming

Harvey Mudd College has been the “Lead College” for the Sakai service since its inception in 2006.  This means that we provide the service to all the Claremont Colleges and receive some funding from the other Colleges to do so. About two years ago I began to explore the option of contracting with rSmart for […]

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