IT News

HMC Resources for Teaching and Working Remotely

March 20, 2020, by Elizabeth

ARCS has been busy testing and documenting tools and processes for helping you get your courses online as quickly as possible. We’ve already made quite a few additions to the HMC Resources for Teaching and Working Online Google Doc so be sure to check back there for more information on Google Meet Live Streaming, auto-captioning […]

IAM @ HMC and IAM @ TCC too.

March 2, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

IAM, in this case, is an abbreviation for “Identity and Access Management”,  the processes around creating, maintaining and deleting accounts for people, as well as managing passwords and security questions. In 2019, TCCS, on behalf of the colleges, signed a contract for an IAM system that all of the Colleges will use.  Because HMC has […]

New CIS Director

January 29, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Just before the winter break, we completed an extensive search for a Director, Infrastructure and Systems.  I am delighted to let you know that our own Robert Kingston was selected as the top candidate and I am delighted to report that he accepted our offer. Robert has been with CIS since 2013, when he started […]

Staffing Changes in CIS

January 29, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Just before the winter break, we made some staffing changes I wanted you to know about. Dr. Aashita Kesarwani, whom many of you know, received a promotion to Scientific Computing and Data Science Specialist.  Aashita has been knocking the ball out of the park in her position, offering workshops on machine learning that are in high […]

CIS Services Reminders for Spring 2020

January 15, 2020, by Elizabeth

Sakai Spring 2020 Sakai course sites were created and have been populated with faculty and students. If you have not yet requested your ubercourses, this would be a good time to do so. If you’re having trouble finding and organizing your sites in the Home site, please read our Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your […]

Message to the HMC Community from the Workday Governance Committee

December 6, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

Dear all, See below for a message from the Workday Governance Committee Greetings TCC Community, The Workday Governance Group (WGC) would like to thank everyone who took time to take the Fall 2019 Workday Survey. We are focused on ensuring the improvement of the usability of the system, and your feedback through the survey is […]

Security update: deploying a centralized firewall for HMC

November 27, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

As part of our efforts to increase security for the College’s data (and yours!), we are planning to deploy a centralized firewall.   We will work with the TCCS Networking staff to achieve this.   The goal is to prevent unauthorized access to computers connected to our network.  At the moment, we have parts of a distributed […]

CIS goals for 2019-2020

November 27, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

Each summer, the HMC cabinet members meet over two days to look back on progress towards goals in the past year and to share goals for the coming year. At CIS, in the month or so before those meetings, we work to develop a list of high level guiding goals for the year.  Once approved, […]

Service Reminders for Fall 2019 Courses

August 28, 2019, by Elizabeth

Sakai Fall 2019 Sakai course sites were created and have been populated with faculty and students. If you have not yet requested your ubercourses, this would be a good time to do so. If you’re having trouble finding and organizing your sites in the Home site, please read our Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your […]