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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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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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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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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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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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CIS to make more use of Footprints ticket system

Partly as a result of our recent BAO and CIS service initiative CIS has committed to making more effective use of the issue tracking system Numara Footprints.  This system is housed at Pomona College and is used by most of the Claremont Colleges, though each has a separate section in the database. CIS has developed a […]

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Two new Directors join CIS

I am delighted to announce that on May 2nd, two new Directors came to work at CIS for the first time. Cindy Abercrombie joins us as our new Director of Information Technology Projects and Planning.  Cindy was most recently Manager of Network Operations at CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), which operates high […]

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CIS presents at faculty meeting

On April 21, 2011 the CIS management team presented a report on the state of Information Technology to the faculty. Joseph began the presentation with a review of our four strategic directions and our customer service initiative. The four strategic directions are IT Decision Making (Governance), IT Infrastructure, Central IT (CIS), and Innovation. Before presenting […]

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Microsoft Online Training

HMC has a software subscription license which provides faculty and staff with access to many Microsoft Products.  As part of that agreement, we have access to online training resources at http://business.microsoftelearning.com/ The courses include and advanced material, are self paced and include assessments.  You can save your place in a course and come back to it […]

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