“Building Stronger Collaborative Relationships Across NITLE Institutions:  An IT and Library Staff Collaboration Retreat,” April 24-26, 2009 (5:00PM, Friday – 12:00PM, Sunday)

Location:  Centre College, Danville, KY, http://www.centre.edu
REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, March 13, 2009

For Instructional Technologists, HelpDesk Support Personnel, Network and Security Staff, and Librarians who support the academic and technology environment for faculty interested in participating in NITLE programs and projects.   Participants will meet their counterparts at other liberal arts institutions, share best practices in setting up and supporting technology, and learn more about NITLE initiatives and how each campus team can better plan for and support faculty interested in participating in NITLE programming.  Sessions will be led by peers at fellow institutions with an emphasis on hands-on, practical advice about project design and implementation with limited resources.    The retreat will have four tracks of peer-led sessions (instructional, helpdesk, network, and library) but will also provide campus teams opportunities to plan projects together.    Detailed agenda to be available in March on this site but will include sessions on merged organizations, collaborative communication tools, institutional copyright policy development, network storage and virtualization, helpdesk assessment and metrics, software deployment, digital asset management, digital repositories, and classroom/lab/space design.

Guidelines for Participation:  Travel, lodging, food, and program expenses are covered by NITLE’s Southern Advisory Council Instructional Innovation Fund supporting this retreat.  To sign up for the retreat, please fill out this short form to provide us with necessary planning information.  Preference will be given to NITLE member institutions in the Southern Region with remaining spots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please indicate on the form if you are interested or willing in sharing or leading any of the sessions.    

Retreat Coordinator’s Contact Information: Keeta Martin Holmes, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Centre College, 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY  40422; keeta.martin@centre.edu 859-238-6294