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CHECK conference call for proposals extended to Feb. 10

(Editor’s note:  This information is from an email sent by the CHECK 2012 Committee. Members are listed at the bottom of this post.)

The deadline for submitting proposals for the CHECK 2012 conference has been extended to Feb. 10.  This is your chance to play an active role in CHECK 2012 by submitting a proposal on one of the many important IT topics in higher education. Information about proposal submission is below.

This annual Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) is scheduled Wednesday-Thursday, May 23-24, at Kansas State University, in the K-State Student Union on the Manhattan campus.

Submit your proposal by completing the form available from tinyurl.com/CHECK2012 .

Benefits of presenting

As a presenter, you’ll not only help create an innovative and informative program, you will spotlight your institution’s achievements and facilitate progress in the academic community.

Suggested topics

  • Data Storage including a discussion of cloud services (Evernote, DropBox, box.net, etc)
  • System Center Configuration Management
  • Content Management Systems
  • Improvements to business processes/work flow
  • Digital Signatures
  • Digital Signage
  • Central IT working in a decentralized environments
  • eMail Solutions
  • Policy & Compliance
  • Secure Wireless (technical overview)
  • iPad – discussion about useful Apps for academe and IT support
  • Innovations worth touting
  • Virtualizing our world
  • Help Desk best practices
  • Accessibility
  • Social Media
  • Video conferencing/Lecture Capturing
  • Mobiles and Mobility Support
  • Training
  • CAS (Single Sign On)
  • Linux server patch management and maintenance
  • Access Request System (Identity Management)
  • ERP Systems – who is in and who is out
  • Open Source
  • Mobile self-service or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • e-textbooks
  • Other


Presentations may take one of the following forms, or you may suggest an alternative format. All presentations are limited to 45 minutes, and presenters are encouraged to leave time at the end of the session for questions and answers.

  • Lecture-style presentations are the traditional format in which a paper is presented with limited audience interaction.
  • Panel discussions consist of a panel of multiple speakers with each offering a perspective on an issue or set of issues.
  • Campus perspective presentations share the experiences of several (two to four) institutions dealing with the same challenge on their respective campuses.

Please include the following when submitting your proposal:

  • Title
  • Presentation style (see above for descriptions)
  • Abstract, 75 words maximum. If your proposal is accepted, the abstract will appear on the CHECK web site and in the program guide. The abstract should include:
  • Statement of problem or issue
  • Description of activity, project, or solution
  • Outcome
  • Importance or relevance for other institutions
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and title(s)
  • Requested equipment (i.e. Internet connection, projector, etc)
  • Contact information: Name, title, phone number, and email address

For questions about submitting proposals or to find out more about CHECK 2012, email check@kanren.net.

The CHECK 2012 Committee

  • Ann Ermey, University of Kansas
  • Cory Falldine, Emporia State University
  • Rebecca Gould, Kansas State University
  • Barbara Herbert, Pittsburg State University
  • Derek Johnson, Fort Hays State University
  • Muhammad Usmani, Wichita State University


About Betsy Edwards

• Web/information specialist in Information Technology Services • Editor/writer, K-State IT communications • IT News blog moderator • ETDR specialist