OHECC 2018 Tracks

Track 1: Information Security and Risk -  Technologies, programs, or ideas that help to address information security, risk management, business continuity/disaster recovery, and regulatory requirements faced in higher education.

Examples include: topics such as multifactor authentication, applying NIST or ISO standards, phishing, third party management, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and vulnerability assessment programs.

Track 2: Enabling Student Success - Technologies, programs, or ideas that help students succeed in the classroom by leveraging technology to support students, staff and faculty.  As students look for a more individualized experience and one that meets their needs higher education must consider the delivery of a quality experience while maintaining fiscal responsibility and adhering to federal regulations.

Examples include: discussions on accessibility, affordability, and cost reduction, as well as student program of profile-based services and university mobile applications.

Track 3: Community Integration and Innovation - Technologies, programs or ideas that highlight community engagement, auxiliary units, and campus connected centers that help provide an educational, development, and benefit to the university as providing a base for innovation.  These partnerships are often found as business incubators, maker-spaces and small business development centers

Examples include: the review of successes and potentially shortcomings of partnerships with organizations and businesses such as hospitals, manufacturing centers, local military installations, non-profits and community centers.

Track 4: IT Leaders/CIO - Technologies, programs or ideas that contribute to the overall success of the institution’s information technology deployment, support and management.

Examples include: discussions on strategic change leadership, IT governance, effective project management, staff augmentation and resource and capacity management.

Track 5: Cutting-Edge Infrastructure - Technologies, programs or ideas that provide a reliable, scalable, and resilient IT environment that supports a university’s strategic goals and missions while delivering a positive return on investment and return on experience.

Examples include: justifying purchases with return on investment calculations, the use of implementation and architecture review for new products/services, logging and data analytics, WiFi deployment, solid vs. spinning disk, and leveraging the State of Ohio Computer Center.

Track 6: Expanding Beyond the Classroom Walls - Technologies, programs or ideas that promote flexibility and distance learning opportunities for students who are not local to the university or demand a more fluid learning environment.

Examples include:  increasing enrollment by leveraging online classrooms, getting the most out of your LMS, collaborative classrooms, student mobility and mobile devices as learning tools, technology agnostic delivery of specialized software packages.