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CHECK Conference 2013 call-for-proposals deadline Feb. 8, 2013

(Editor’s note:  This information is from an email sent by Barbara Herbert, Office of Information Services, Pittsburg State University.)

Call for Proposals CHECK 2013
May 29 & 30, Pittsburg State University
Russ Hall and McCray Hall

Play an active role in CHECK 2013 by submitting a proposal on one of the many important IT topics in higher education. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 8, 2013.  Submit your proposal by completing the form available at tinyurl.com/CHECK2013.  

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.)
  • Remote desktop support
  • Improvements to business processes/work flow
  • Digital signatures
  • Digital signage
  • Central IT working in a decentralized environments
  • Enterprise solutions (email, student systems, learning management systems, content management systems, etc.)
  • Policy & Compliance
  • Wireless network challenges, evolution, and strategies
  • Apps for higher education
  • 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 are you using now? Are you considering a change? What process are you using to make such a decision?
  • Open Source
  • Mobile self-service or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • e-textbooks
  • Managing projects
  • 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

  • Contact information: Name, title, phone number, and email address
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and title(s)
  • Presentation Title
  • Abstract, 100 words maximum. If your proposal is accepted, the abstract will appear on the CHECK web site and in the program guide.
  • Importance or relevance for other institutions
  • Presentation style (see above for descriptions)
  • Requested equipment (i.e. Internet connection, projector, etc.)

Submit your proposal by completing the form available at tinyurl.com/CHECK2013.

Please plan to submit a copy of your proposal to have available on the CHECK website.

For questions about submitting proposals or to find out more about CHECK 2013, email check@kanren.net.

About Betsy Edwards

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