Category: "IT Strategy"

Microsoft Office 365 for Students and Faculty

September 17, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

With our transition to RapidIdentity, we have enabled Office 365 accounts for faculty and students, in addition to staff. This will allow faculty and students to take full advantage of our Office 365 licensing, including the Office 365 App Suite and services like OneDrive (file storage) and Microsoft Teams (collaboration and video conferencing).  Starting with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ARCS Team Presents Poster at Educause ELI Conference

May 6, 2019, by Joseph Vaughan

The Academic and Research Computing Services (ARCS) team presented a poster titled, “Digital Humanities: Integrating Scalar into an Undergraduate American Studies Course” at the Educause ELI Conference on Feb. 21 in Anaheim, CA. The team investigated students’ experience using Scalar, an open-source scholarly publishing tool that can be used to create media-rich content, in LIT 179X Zora Neale Hurston: […]

Computing Committee update

November 19, 2017, by Joseph Vaughan

This Fall the HMC Computing Committee has been meeting monthly to discuss CIS services and strategy. The Committee’s purpose is to represent the interests of faculty and students, advise college leadership about technology needs and policies, and advise the Chief Information Officer (CIO) on computer policies. The committee membership changes every year, with members appointed […]