UC computing services conference calls for proposals

A "great opportunity for IT professionals from all UC campuses" to talk shop returns this summer when UC Santa Cruz hosts the 25th annual University of California Computing Services Conference. The call for proposals has opened.

UCCSC 2007 will meet July 29-31. The theme--"Supporting the Academy Then and Now, 25 Years of Working Together"--celebrates years of close work "with UC faculty, staff and students to help them understand technology, find the best ways that technology can enhance learning, and design systems to solve academic research problems."

"If you can go, you should," said Ann Mansker, Technology Support Program coordinator and the UC Davis ambassador to the conference. Early registration begins next month; organizers estimate a fee of $200, which includes attendance, meals and entertainment.

To submit a proposal, go to the UCCSC 07 Web site and click on "program tracks." Read the descriptions, then click on "submit a proposal" at the top of that page.

Proposals are due by March 15. The UC campus ambassadors and a steering committee will select the presentations and post their choices to the Web site by April 15. The presentation tracks were chosen to balance academic and administrative support.

The program tracks are:
  • Not Your Mother's Classroom--Changing Our Learning Spaces
  • Supporting Research in the 21st Century
  • Virtually There: Security, Servers and Desktop Systems
  • IT Client Support Client Relationship Management
  • IT Organizational Structure
  • Security: Best Practice, Tools, Progress and Policy
  • Creative Solutions