OIT News

The CTL announced its Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offerings for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The deadline to apply is August 14, 2014.  Continue reading to see the full announcement, as well as a link to the FLC descriptions and the application.
July 29, 2014 is the Course Reserve guarantee date for Fall Semester 2014. If you would like to submit a reserve list for Fall, doing so before July 29th ensures that the University of Georgia Libraries can process it before Fall Semester classes begin. For information on using Course Reserves including guidelines, submission forms, processing priorities, deadlines and other important dates please visit: http://www.libs.uga.edu/access_services/reserves.html
In FY14, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences received just over $1.386 million in Student Technology Fee (STF) base allocation funds which enables the college to provide up-to-date technologies in our computer labs and technology-enhanced classrooms. Priorities are given to the three-year replacement cycle for instructional computers, software licensing, classroom technology, instructional peripherals, and instructional support staffing. With the fiscal year coming to a close, here are some of the highlighted STF funded projects from the last year.
Over the past year, the Franklin Office of Information Technology has been developing service hubs across campus, establishing a model of small teams of technicians providing support to units located within close proximity to each other. Recently, service hubs were established in Park and Gilbert Hall; meanwhile, hubs are in development in Psychology and Biosciences, where team relationships and offices are being formed.
A sedentary lifestyle may pose a variety of potential health risks, and many faculty and staff members, especially those who spend most of their time in front of a computer screen, would like to be more physically active during the workday. Some employees are requesting to replace their traditional seated workstations in favor of standing desks. This summer, the Franklin OIT Web Services team was selected to participate in Ergotron's "Just Stand" program which provided the team with five free Ergotron Workfit products and installation.  Participating in the program will allow Franklin OIT to conduct a comparison of seated, standing, and sit-stand workstations to make better recommendations for Franklin OIT staff workstations and other clients seeking information about standing desk options for their computers.