2021 Winter Forum

The 2021 ResNet STC Winter Forum will be a free online event December 1 – 2. Each day’s sessions will begin at 2:00pm EST via Zoom.

The short presentation should last approximately 30 minutes, and the panels and structured discussions should last approximately 60 minutes. We’re not listing exact start and end times for the individual sessions to allow for flexibility if a session ends early or runs a little long.

You can register to attend this event at https://forms.gle/mV7WaviUKXypCcW78

We hope you will be able to join us!

Wednesday, December 1:

Short Presentation: “Learning Commons in the Woodruff Library: Seven Years in the Making” 
(Alex Kyrychenko, Emory University)

The presentation will reveal how Emory University’s Student Digital Life team has applied the student-focused approach that guides their planning and work to the evolution of the Woodruff Library Learning Commons over the past seven years. It will discuss major floor renovations, the creation of MediaLab and four production studios, provide metrics and examples of their use, share lessons learned, and outline future perspectives.

Panel: “Windows 11 – Where’s my start menu?
(Isaac Holmes and Roger Woodbury, University of Notre Dame)

Open discussion for Windows 11. What issues are people seeing? Strategies around deployment rollout, timelines, likes, phase out of Windows 10 by 2025. Dislikes we will save for any time left at the end of the discussion.

Structured Discussion: Loaner Laptop Programs 
(Julie Prouty, Elon University)

The need for students to have access to a laptop computer has dramatically increased since the start of the pandemic. Did your school have a loaner laptop program in place before March 2020? Did you have to rush to implement one after the pandemic started? What equipment do you offer for students to borrow? How do you address laptop checkouts, laptop returns, laptop damage, and laptops that never make their way back into your hands?

Thursday, December 2:

Structured Discussion: “Graduating Students – How does your school tell them what they need to know post graduation?” 
(Dawn Francis-Chewning, Emory University)

I will present the topic, share my screen to show our Graduating Student Guide and talk about our April webinar. I will then share the abysmal results of the aftermath when student accounts get deactivated/deleted. I will then ask attendees to share their approaches and success rates.

Panel: “macOS Monterey” 
(Jamie Piperberg, Bucknell University and Bruce Carter, University of Notre Dame)

Panel discussing deployment experiences with Monterey and/or iOS 15 gotchas/software incompatibilities, etc.

Structured Discussion: Snack Break 
(Kathy Hausmann, Saint Mary’s College)

Spend some time away from your normal routine and technology troubleshooting to discuss various topics with your colleagues across the continent.