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November 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in November 2014:

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October 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in October 2014.

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Learn more about collaborative technologies

Wake Forest offers the following collaborative tools to all faculty, staff and students. 

To learn more about any of these topics, check out the Professional Development Center (PDC) for classes and webinars. If you have any questions about collaborative technologies at WFU, let us know. Visit us at The Bridge, or contact us at help@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-4357.

November tech classes and webinars

Google logoMultiple learning opportunities are available here and there and everywhere from the Information Systems Learning Team. Classes are available at various locations to accommodate busy schedules. Webinars make learning easy and convenient, and IS is offering several 15-minute online classes this month.

The IS Learning Team updates their class offerings regularly. Use the IS Learning Calendar for an at-a-glance look at educational opportunities or visit the Professional Development Center. If you have a question, email is-learning@nullwfu.edu.

Below are the classes offered in November.

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A message about technology and its future at Wake Forest

A message from:
School of Business Vice Dean of Programs Gordon McCray
Former CIO, Information Systems and Professor of Physics Rick Matthews, and
Vice Provost and Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lynn Sutton

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

In May 2014, a committee of Wake Foresters representing various areas of the University completed a review of the technological landscape in higher education and began the important challenge of exploring what the future of collaborative work might look like in the next five years.

After site visits, interviews and research, the committee produced “Vision 2020: Charting A Course for Academic Computing at Wake Forest,” a white paper that envisions how technology changes already underway can support teaching and learning at Wake Forest.

From an environmental scan to recommendations regarding teaching and learning, the 27-page report offers informative and insightful details on IT-based technology and higher education. We would like to showcase several important points from the paper as people begin to delve more deeply into Vision 2020.

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September 2014 staff miletsones

See a list of staff milestones for September 2014:

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August 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for August 2014.

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Computing network maintenance Aug. 2

As previously announced by Information Systems, computing network maintenance will take place at Wake Forest on Saturday, Aug. 2.  During the maintenance, the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system will remain operating. Some temporary changes will be in place with the Wake Alert system during the maintenance set for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

If an emergency were to occur at Wake Forest, the University Police Department would be able to send text messages to all registered to receive them, activate the outdoor alert system and the cable TV alert system.

Communications and External Relations (CER) would be able to provide critically important updates on the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu, post a notice at the top of the University’s website, send voice mail messages to faculty and staff, use the Wake Alert Twitter account and other University social media, and place messages on the Weather and Emergency Phone Line (758-5935). Email will not be used for emergency messaging during the maintenance.

The University’s computing network cannot be used to access the University website or Wake Alert website during the maintenance. Faculty, staff, students and others on campus would have to use off-campus networks to do so. For example, a person on campus could use a mobile device to access the Wake Alert website, using a service provider such as AT&T or Verizon.

June 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in June 2014.

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July 2014 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones for July 2014.

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