Going from good to great is hard. Going from “not so good” to great is even harder. Improving your institution’s IT function can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, knowledge, and expertise, it should be possible to create a better IT environment regardless of the size of your university’s campus or bank account.
On October 7th, 2021, the Higher Ed Technology Professionals Meetup group gathered for their first virtual Meetup of the fall season to discuss improving IT efficiency within higher education institutions. We were joined by Tim Winders, Vice-Chancellor Information Services at Purdue University Northwest, and Miloš Topić, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Digital Officer at Grand Valley State University, who shared their personal experiences, provided advice, and answered questions from the rest of the attendees.
You can find a recording of the discussion below:
Due to the nature of the discussion, we were only able to cover two of our five proposed topics (Knowing Your Environment and Communication), but we will be following up on the rest of the conversation at our next virtual Meetup, which you can RSVP for here.
We would like to especially thank Miloš Topić, Tim Winders, and Steve McDevitt, Chief Information Officer at Saint Anselm College, for helping put together this event. We wouldn’t be able to run our virtual Meetups without the help and support from our wonderful team of volunteers.
If you’d like to join our next virtual event, consider visiting our Meetup page to learn more. It could be a fantastic networking and learning opportunity to meet other technology professionals at colleges and universities and share your expertise. We are also looking for feedback on the next event’s topic, so please feel free to reach out to us if you’re interested in a specific topic.
Do you have any suggestions for the topic of our next Meetup event? Please let us know in the comments.
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