The past year was primarily one of discovery and foundation-building. I met and listened to as many people as I could to understand the Carleton culture and existing needs. I made some changes to the ITS organization and governance committees with the goal of creating a culture that is focused, proactive and transparent.
The web team developed a new homepage for Carleton's website. The page expresses the essential themes of the College messaging project as well as key Admissions points, quickly getting across the special qualities of Carleton.
With higher-quality cameras, new software and more training, we are better positioned to expand into the production of instructional videos and are eager to produce work with faculty that is more closely tied to course learning goals.
ITS always rolls out new versions of software during the summer months. This year, that included upgrades to Moodle, Zimbra, OnBase and updated versions of software for the classroom and lab computers.
There were minor changes to labs and classrooms this summer. Also, student print management policies were altered. Both of these were in response to community concerns and wishes.