June 9-11, 2010
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Board Meeting | Meadow Room
6:00 p.m. | Reception | Stevenson Ballroom A
7:00 p.m. | Dinner | Stevenson Ballroom A
Thursday, June 10, 2009
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Buffet Breakfast | Cascade Locks Ballroom B
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. | E-Readers: Chaos, Innovation, and Prospects
Lev Gonick, CIO and Vice President for IT, Case Western Reserve University | Cascade Locks Ballroom A
2009 marked the birth of the e-book reader in the university marketplace. The first set of entrants put the already nervous higher education (text)book market on notice. New business models, publishing models, revenue sharing strategies, and new models around intellectual property and the assigned 'text' for a course proliferated and served to dislodge the staid legacy economy for many universities. If buying second hand books online was not enough, the new e-book readers were perceived by some to disintermediate traditional providers of services and economic benefit in the college supply chain. In 2010 a whole new generation of e-book readers are emerging as the lifecycle of innovation really takes off for this class of mobile smart pads. Dedicated, single purpose readers will be eclipsed this year by new, integrated platforms supporting new functionality, Web services, rich media, open application development environments, and a wide range of new experimental interface approaches. Publishers, bookstores, technology, and entertainment giants will all clamor to the market, marking a significant if not final shift from the traditional bound book toward fully repurposable content for learning, including traditional texts.
9:45 a.m. | Break
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. | InCommon - the Power of Community
Ken Klingenstein, Director, Internet2 Middleware and Security | Cascade Locks Ballroom A
InCommon, the U.S. R&E identity federation, is continuing its rapid growth in size and scope. In addition to new participants and new capabilities such as end-user privacy managers, higher levels of trust (aka, InCommon Silver) are now rolling out. Expanded services, including certificate services, corporate partnerships and global wireless roaming access, are being developed. Growth brings challenges, including inter-federation requirements and application of federated identity to non-web applications. This session will review the basics of InCommon, discuss the new developments, and talk about how the world-wide R&E community is addressing the challenges that success has brought.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Lunch & Birds-of-a-Feather Session | Lunch buffet in Cascade Locks Ballroom B
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | BoF Session - Creating an IT Policy Framework: Chris Ferguson & Tracy Mitrano | Cascade Locks A (Get your lunch in Cascade Locks B and bring your plate to the meeting room for the discussion)
Tracy and Chris are collaborating on creating an IT policy framework for PLU. Chris has garnered the full attention and support of PLU executive leadership for this undertaking and a PLU process and timeline for moving forward on this initiative is rapidly coming together. In this BOF session, Chris and Tracy will informally share where they are now and where PLU expects to be in a year and invite other NWACC member institutions to begin a collaboration of some sort in this arena.
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | The FCC's National Broadband Plan and Higher Education | Gary Bachula, Vice President for External Relations, Internet2 | Cascade Locks A
Mandated by Congress in the ARRA legislation, the FCC's National Broadband Plan was released March 16, 2010, and its implementation will dominate the telecommunications policy agenda in Washington for the next several years. This session will discuss the NBP, its impact upon higher education, and the challenge it offers to meeting the advanced networking needs of community anchor institutions. The relationship of the NBP to other broadband efforts, including the Commerce Department's Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program, will also be discussed.
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. | Committee Meetings
Award Committee - Gorge Room
Hot Topics Task Force - Meadow Room
Membership Committee - Glacier Hall
Network Security Task Force - Cascade Locks B
Technology Law, Policy and Economics Task Force - Cascade Locks A
3:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Free/Social Time
6:30 p.m. | BBQ Dinner on the Lawn | Yurt Area (Rain Location: Cascade Locks B)
Friday, June 11, 2009
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Buffet Breakfast | Cascade Locks B
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. | Outsourcing IT Services
Madelyn Wessel, Associate General Counsel, University of Virginia | Cascade Locks A
This session will address the following questions related to cloud computing: How might institutions of higher education aggregate demand and leverage services and terms that are better aligned with our missions? What are the key legal and contractual issues IT managers should look out for in outsourcing services such as email? What documents and templates are available to support those needs?
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. | Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. | Collaborative Purchasing Roundtable | Cascade Locks A
Sharon Blanton, CIO, Portland State University
Thomas Richards, Executive Director, Organization for Educational Technology & Curriculum (OETC)
Although the majority of NWACC members also have membership in OETC, many have not made full use of the benefits. This session will provide an overview of the services and membership programs available. Sharon Blanton will also discuss how PSU has benefitted from partnering with OETC and lead a brainstorming discussion on how NWACC and OETC might enhance relationships and collaborate on projects.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | NWACC Council Meeting (Council Members Only) | Cascade Locks A