CUNY 8th Annual IT Conference

December 4, 2009    

Sessions with

Philip Pecorino, Professor,

Online Baccalaureate (SPS) & Queensborough Community College

 

Presentations:

1. Virtual Mentoring & Online Resource for Adjunct Training & Support 
Adjuncts have an important role in the delivery of undergraduate courses. Their adequate training and supervision are major challenges. Adjuncts teaching at more than one institution with busy schedules make organizing face-to-face training difficult. The CUNY Online BA Program now offers training and virtual mentoring to adjuncts, using a combination of online tools, which could serve as a model for other programs, having relevance for offline courses as well as those offered in online formats.

Presenters:
Philip Pecorino, Professor, Online Baccalaureate (SPS) & Queensborough Community College
Ellen Smiley, Academic Director, Online Baccalaureate; Associate Professor, City College
Wendy Williams, Instructor, Online Baccalaureate
Tina Meyerhoff, Instructor, Online Baccalaureate

 

2. Turning Down the Volume on IT Project Risk
For more than 50 years, since application developers and end users first met, fewer than 30% of IT projects have been considered successful. Join this lively discussion with leading IT managers and CUNY faculty as they examine areas of recurring project risk. Topics covered will include poor communications, misunderstood requirements, and lack of sustaining support from business owners and sponsors.

Presenters:
Jeff Barnes, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Queens College
Bill Bernhardt, Associate Professor of English, College of Staten Island
Chris Ianniello, Director, Application Services, Computing and Information Services (CIS)
Philip Pecorino, Professor of Philosophy, Queensborough Community College
Brad Orcutt, Associate Dean, Information Technology, LaGuardia Community College
Jennifer Sparrow, Dean for Academic Affairs, Medgar Evers College
(Moderator) Claudia Colbert, Director, CIS Project Management Office

IT Clouds and Institutional Responsibilities   by Philip Pecorino, Professor of Philosophy, Queensborough Community College

 

3. Using Wimba to Enhance Online Learning


The CUNY Online Baccalaureate, part of the School of Professional Studies, has been using Wimba Voice and Pronto to more effectively engage students in the interactive communications that are key to learning in both online and in-person courses. Specific uses of these Wimba products and their impact on students in online courses will be described, along with the factors that influenced the choice of Wimba and the technology support required.

Presenters:
Ellen Smiley, Academic Director, CUNY Online Baccalaureate (SPS); Associate Professor, City College
Philip Pecorino, Consortial Faculty, CUNY Online Baccalaureate (SPS); Professor, Queensborough Community College
Jennifer Sparrow, Consortial Faculty, CUNY Online Baccalaureate (SPS); Dean for Academic Affairs, Medgar Evers College
Tim DeMagistris, Wimba, Inc.
Sylvie L. F. Richards, Media and Instructional Designer, School of Professional Studies
Renee McGarry, Technology Fellow, School of Professional Studies