Magazine: 2015 Summer College Services

Presidential Perspective: Engaging students and advancing auxiliaries with technology

Kathryn Le Gros, CASP | June 4, 2015
Happy summer! This is a time for many of us to renovate/refresh facilities and operations, and prepare for the very busy launch of the new academic year. To inspire some of those changes, NACAS once again offered conferences in each of the four regions in the spring. I had the pleasure of attending each of them, starting with the NACAS South conference in April at the Sandestin Resort near Pensacola, Florida. Read more

The rise of digital course materials

Sandy Smith | June 4, 2015
Throughout 2014, students at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California, purchased 42 ebook versions of course materials. This spring semester, the number was up to 199. Read more

Everything you need to know about mobile

Ben Anderson | June 4, 2015
Using mobile technology as a tool to solve real-world problems on campus. Read more

The power to compete

Dr. Tamela Hawley, Dr. Hank Dunn, Don Penrose and Peter Bosco | June 4, 2015
Community college graduation rates have been alarmingly low. In 2012, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act into law. Intended to improve educational outcomes for community college students and better prepare the workforce for the state’s changing economy, this act contained 22 recommendations aimed at restructuring student support services, improving consistency and efficiency, and increasing completion rates within the 112-campus system. Read more

A ride on the mobile side

Rebecca Cooper | June 4, 2015
With the introduction of mobile technology, riders can now install an app on their smartphone that is location-aware and, in seconds, identify the closest bus stop, see which routes service that stop, find when the next bus will arrive for each route, and watch the bus move toward them on a map in real time. Read more

From brick and mortar to digital

Derrick Singleton | June 4, 2015
Because it is an endowment-driven institution, Berea College’s commitment to serve its student population through the no-tuition promise drives a sense of urgency to be excellent financial stewards and caring service providers— our decision to embrace technology and move to a new hybrid model for our college bookstore enhances our ability to be both. Read more

Game-changing technology at RamTech

Sarah Murphy | June 4, 2015
Community revitalization leads to opening of on-campus tech store. Read more

The new technology challenge

Lee Chaharyn, RD | June 4, 2015
Who hasn’t called the university’s help desk, desperate for assistance on a Friday afternoon as an invading virus or the blue screen of death commandeers the computer, right at a crucial moment? Read more

The cloud comes to campus

Eli Keimig | June 4, 2015
Shared computer resources offer benefits to student experience. Read more

The smartphone and laundry

David F. Drake | June 4, 2015
Mobile apps offer convenience and support. Read more

Meet CASP: Glenna Muncy

Julie Ahlgren | June 4, 2015
CASP is a four-year certification for aspiring Auxiliary Services Professionals. It is the industry standard for the business of higher education. Obtaining CASP demonstrates expertise, proves aptitude, and reveals excellence. Learn more about the certification in this interview with a current CASP. Read more

2015 Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship Winners

Julie Ahlgren | June 4, 2015
NACAS would like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship. Two winners were awarded the honor this year: Gino Galutera, director of auxiliary technology services, The Citadel; and Danielle Sims, area coordinator, student housing, University of Mississippi. Read more

NACAS South Drive-in Workshop

Susan Herndon Caples, CASP | June 4, 2015
We southern folks are often ridiculed for our over-reaction to predicted cold weather. Sometimes it is warranted and other times not! Forty-one registrants tried their best to attend our drive-in workshop, and those who braved the “ice and snow” enjoyed our closed campus! Drive-in workshops are a necessary component of NACAS professional development. Read more