ERIC STOLLER—Are You On Board With The Technology Competency Shift?

Eric StollerMy guest is Eric Stoller, higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. Eric is currently based in England helping transform student affairs in UK higher education. He’s also the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, where he generates conversations, answers questions, and provides insight about a variety of “tech topics.”

Listen as Eric shares his insights on how the student experience is changing and how student affairs departments must continue to grow and adapt to the technologies available to them.

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The Differences Between The Student Experience On US and UK Campuses
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DR. TRACY MITRANO—IT Privacy, Security and Accessibility On Your Campus

Dr. Tracy MitranoOn this episode of CampusAux I welcome Dr. Tracy Mitrano, former Director of IT Policy at Cornell University. Tracy is now Principal at Mitrano & Associates and the author of the “Law, Policy and IT?” blog at Inside Higher Ed.

Tracy shares a career’s worth of knowledge regarding campus IT policy, security and some pitfalls to be aware of when contracting with cloud-based service providers.

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Tracy began as an English and History major as undergraduate at University of Rochester. When graduated she asked the President of the institution “rather naively” how he got that job and he said she should go to law school to become an effective academic administrator.

President Sproull also stated, “The relationship between higher education and the government is growing increasingly intertwined.” Continue reading DR. TRACY MITRANO—IT Privacy, Security and Accessibility On Your Campus

CHIEF JOHN VENUTI—How To Achieve a 96.4% Student Safety Rating On Your Campus

VCU Police Chief John VenutiOn this episode of CampusAux I sit down with Police Chief John Venuti from Virginia Commonwealth University and take a deep dive into how to keep your campus safe including: embracing new technologies like mobile apps and advanced video surveillance, connecting with the off-campus community, the importance of data analysis, police legitimacy, implementing a perception of safety survey (and receiving a 96.4% safety rating from students!), and some great advice for a new campus safety director.

Chief Venuti previously oversaw the homicide division as a Major in the Richmond PD prior to joining VCU in 2010 as their Chief of Police. He was recently named Campus Safety Director of the Year by Campus Safety Magazine.

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ROBERT WALKER—Auxiliary Services as a Hospitality Industry

Robert Walker from UNCG on CampusAux podcastRobert Walker from UNCG discusses his innovative mail management program that saves his campus $65,000/year and his thoughts on auxiliary services as a hospitality industry. We also talk door access, delve into the importance of IT in auxiliary purchasing decisions and Robert gives some great advice to vendors on how best to approach working with higher ed institutions.

Robert is the 2013 recipient of the NACAS Inovative Use of Technology Award and recevied the April 2014 NACAS Regional Rising Star Award for providing excellent services, innovative technology, and exemplifying outstanding leadership in Auxiliary Services. He was also featured in University Business Magazine—University Business Models of Efficiency and was the 2014 Summer Honoree for Operational Efficiencies in an article entitled “Snail Mail 2.0”

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Robert joined UNCG in 2007 as a Technical Design Specialist focused on departmental websites, applications and implementations on the business side of the house. Basically he was the “resident nerd”. Continue reading ROBERT WALKER—Auxiliary Services as a Hospitality Industry

JASON MASLANKA—Breaking Down Silos To Give Students What They Want

Jason Maslanka from UICJason Maslanka, Director of IT for Auxiliary Services at UIC, discusses how best to break down departmental silos to bring about technology innovation on his campus. Plus some great advice for those campuses just getting starting out with a campus one card program.

 

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Jason Maslanka is the Director of IT for Auxiliary Services at University of Illinois at Chicago, more commonly referred to as UIC. With record enrollment this year, UIC is a large commuter campus in the middle of Chicago that services about 29,000 students. In his role at UIC Jason has perfected the art of going to meetings—but he’s most fond of attending meetings that are about initiatives and projects that involve technology.

Jason and his team have successfully introduced initiatives like Continue reading JASON MASLANKA—Breaking Down Silos To Give Students What They Want

ABE CERENO—Blazing Trails And Creating Value With Your Campus Card

Abe Cereno from UC MercedAbe Cereno from UC Merced talks about ways to create value for your campus card office through innovation and persistence. Also learn how Abe takes a silicon valley approach to product development for his campus card department and how his applications create valuable student engagement data for the University. University clubs also use these programs to help with funding from outside companies like Ford and Pfizer in return for behavioral data.

 

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Abe Cereno is a 20+ year veteran in the campus card industry. He worked many years at Stanford University as a systems engineer prior to coming to UC Merced. More than simply administering his campus’s CatCard program, Abe is also an application developer and created a handful of innovative software programs to meet the needs of UC Merced students. Since 2011 Abe has created numerous new tech products and delivered great value to the CatCard office.

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CampusAux Podcast

Welcome to CampusAux!

CampusAux is the first and only podcast dedicated to highlighting the technologies, business practices and the people that run the most successful campuses in higher education. On the podcast you can expect to hear insightful conversation from higher ed thought leaders covering a variety of topics including auxiliary services, information technology, campus security and anything else that falls under the CampusAux umbrella.

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