Dr. Michael H. Hites named SMU Chief Information Officer

Reposted from http://www.smu.edu/News/2017/cio-announcement-31may2017

Michael H. Hites, Ph.D.DALLAS (SMU) – Michael H. Hites, Ph.D., an executive with 17 years of experience leading large-scale computing operations for university-based research and innovation, has been named Chief Information Officer at Southern Methodist University. He will begin his new duties effective July 17, 2017. Continue reading Dr. Michael H. Hites named SMU Chief Information Officer

ExamSoft Retires on July 1, 2017.

ExamsoftOver the past few months, Academic Computing Services and your Academic Technology Services Directors (ATSD) have communicated with University faculty that SMU has ended its partnership with ExamSoft as of July 1, 2017. After that date, faculty will not have access to your exams, assessments, or question bank data. We would like to remind you again to retrieve any data or questions from ExamSoft before July 1, 2017. If you need help with this contact your ATSD or the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP. Continue reading ExamSoft Retires on July 1, 2017.

I ❤️ Lynda Contest: Continue to Learn with Lynda and win a cup of Joe.

I ❤️ LyndaOver here, we love Lynda.com and hope you do too. We want to encourage you to continue to grow and learn professionally and we find the resources and videos on Lynda help you to do that. To foster that growth, we are randomly giving away 3 Starbucks gift cards to any faculty and staff that completes a course in Lynda between now & June 25th in our I ❤️ Lynda Contest.

To foster that growth, we are randomly giving away 3 Starbucks gift cards to any faculty or staff member that completes a course in Lynda between now & June 25th. That way, you can continue to learn with Lynda and a cup of Joe. Continue reading I ❤️ Lynda Contest: Continue to Learn with Lynda and win a cup of Joe.

A Farewell to Our CIO Joe Gargiulo

As you may know, the University’s CIO Joe Gargiulo has announced his retirement. Joe has served SMU since 1998 in various capacities. He joined the team 19 years ago managing the Y2K efforts and then overseeing the PeopleSoft conversion. He was promoted to the Executive Director of Administrative Computing in 2005 and then later named CIO in 2008. He has lead the Office of Information Technology (OIT) team through a number of organizational changes (most recently the transition to shared services), as well as shepherded many significant projects Continue reading A Farewell to Our CIO Joe Gargiulo