December 14, 2006 Volume 28, No. 16
Workshop to focus on large lectures
The Institute for Student Centered Learning and the Center for Learning and Teaching will offer a Jan. 18 workshop titled “Teaching in the Large Lecture Hall Environment: Surviving LH-1.”
The session will run from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in LH-1 with lunch at the Chenango Room from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The morning will include discussions, demonstrations, group trouble-shooting, ideas for using technology, formative assessment and learning process versus product.
Reserve a place by contacting Hilton Baxter at 777-6376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITS recommends waiting to buy Vista
Microsoft will release its Vista operating system in January. However, Information Technology Services (ITS) is still recommending the Windows XP Professional operating system at this time. Staff members there do not recommend installing or purchasing a new computer pre-loaded with any version of Microsoft Vista until late summer 2007.
ITS will not support the Vista operating system until August. This will allow time for training of the IT staff and for the initial bug fixes to be released.
This also allows time for ITS to test the different versions of the operating system for compatibility within the campus network environment and make recommendations to the campus. Departments that have applications that require testing on the Vista platform should contact ITS after its initial release.
Visit http://computing.binghamton.edu for the latest information and updates.
ITC gets new street address
The street address for the Innovative Technologies Complex has been revised to 85 Murray Hill Road.
Alterations will be made to reflect the change on the main sign for the complex at the corner of Murray Hill and the Vestal Parkway, and all delivery services should be notified of the update.
Nominees sought for awards
Nominations are sought for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the University Award for Excellence in Classified Service.
Visit http://administration.binghamton.edu/Awards%20Nominations%20Sought.htm for information about both awards. Materials are due Jan. 2.
Snow and ice reporting reminder
Physical Facilities has posted information about snow removal procedures at facilities.binghamton.edu.
Icy conditions should be reported to the Customer Service Center at 777-2226 from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. At other times, call the Emergency Customer Service Center at 777-2341.
Crews will respond as quickly as possible.