March Newsflash

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Pace ITS Facebook Contest Winner Student

Pace ITS would once again like to thank all of you who Liked our Facebook page! We have randomly selected the winner of the Apple iPad Mini.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/PaceITS for details. For those who didn't win, there may still be hope, since we will have additional giveaways in the future.  In the meantime, we hope you will find our articles informational and useful...and we welcome your suggestions!

Digital Signage on the PLV Campus

A total of 14 Cisco Digital Signage monitors have been installed in PLV and Briarcliff campuses! Advertising an event or academic program news is quick and easy!  Students, Faculty, and Staff can submit digital signage requests by sending an e-mail to settersigns@pace.edu.  Attach a copy of your flyer or poster.  Images should be 8.5x11” JPEG or PDF format.  Large font sizes (28+) and high resolution images are recommended.  Additionally, file size cannot exceed 10MB.  (NOTE: Student submissions require approval from SDCA before publishing.)

Postini Service Changes for Faculty, Staff, and Students

As of April 1, 2013 our current email spam and virus filtering service, Postini, will be transitioned by the vendor to Google Apps service.  Based on this change, ITS will be moving to Exchange Online Protection in order to provide more accurate message filtering in addition to retaining familiar features such as daily quarantine messages and the ability to block or approve senders.  The transition to the new service will occur on Friday, March 15th.  For detailed information, refer to the following page: Postini Changes.

iPad Meetings for Faculty and Students

The iPad meeting scheduled for March is as follows:

  •  Wednesday, March 20th: 12:20PM-1:15PM

* All meetings will be held in Miller 16 (PLV) and Civic E319 (NY).You can view the minutes from each meeting on the iPad blog.

Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference for Faculty and Staff

Please click here to register for Pace's first Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, April 26th on the New York City campus. This one day free conference will bring together experienced faculty and staff from Pace as well as nearby institutions to engage in presentations with Blackboard experts on online/blended teaching, instructional design, mobile learning, analytics, and many other exciting topics. Please contact Beth Gordon Klingner (bklingner@pace.edu) for more information.

iStrategy Training for Faculty Chairs

Attend workshops to find out how the iStrategy data warehouse can help you learn more about the students in your respective departments.  For additional details, please refer to the following site: iStrategy Training.  Training dates are as follows:

  • NY: Friday, March 8th:10:00AM-12:00PM – West 200A
  • NY: Friday, April 5th: 10;00AM-12:00PM – Civic 25 E101
  • PLV: Friday, March 22nd:10:00AM-12:00PM – Willcox 21

ePortfolio and Digital Storytelling Lunch and Learn Sessions for Faculty

We invite you to join us to learn more about how both of these tools encourage students to take ownership of their learning by combining various types of media. Students have used ePortfolios to collect, select and reflect on their achievements, in and outside of the classrooms. They’ve also used the platform to create reflective journals, connecting with their coursework on a deeper level. Digital stories require students to think beyond the typical research paper and creatively think about a topic though images, audio, music and video.  These stories can then be shared with their peers and professors on their ePortfolios. We invite you to hear about faculty and student experiences using these innovative classroom practices.

Please see the dates and times below:

  • NY: Tuesday, March 19th: 12:00PM-2:00PM – Boardrooms North & South
  • PLV: Thursday, March 21st: 12:00PM-2:00PM – Gottesman Room

Please RSVP to Samantha Egan (segan@pace.edu).

Account Settings Modification for Faculty and Staff

In order to be in compliance with various security requirements, there will be two global account changes made starting Monday, March 18th.

  • Microsoft Windows session lockout will occur after 15 minutes of inactivity
  • All Pace-domain machines will have Windows firewall automatically activated

Specific departments will have additional changes.  For information, please contact your area’s IMO Representative. If you are unsure of who that is, click IMO Contact Information on the IMO Resource page.

IMO Meetings for IMO Representatives

The IMO meetings scheduled for March are as follows:

  • NY: Tuesday, March 5th: 10:30AM – 12:00PM – Lecture Hall North
  • PLV: Wednesday, March 6th: 9:30AM – 11:00AM – Butcher Suite