Wednesday, October 26, 2016

IT and the Campus of the Future

This week, we continue the conversation on what the future of technology could look like at a college campus, specifically at Mohawk Valley Community College. How can colleges stay nimble and ahead of the curve when it comes to technology when the technology is changing as fast — or faster — than the plan and infrastructure can be built?

Colleges across the country are trying to figure it out.
For example, Cornell Tech — a collaboration between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology — is working on "the creation of an institution dedicated to technological innovation, academic experimentation, and the kind of serial flexibility those two principles require," or "'the chameleon campus,' a space where interchangeability permeates everything." But as with any long-term building project, technology keeps advancing, and no one knows where we will be technologically when the campus is complete.

Read about the project here, keeping in mind the following questions. We appreciate your feedback in the comments below.
  • What role can the employees of MVCC play in utilizing Information Technology in the most effective way possible, to benefit both students and administration?
  • To what extent are our initiatives sustainable in terms of financial and human resources?
  • How are our programs and practices synergistic in developing a campus culture for students and staff?

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