1) Update from iChampion Cincinnati is currently scheduled to be in the third wave of campus rollouts for this technology initiative. The tentative rollout out date has been updated to reflect either late summer (July-August) or early fall (September). Currently, BMCC as a system, is initiating the second wave of campus rollouts this month. The Pro-D instructors from the first wave of roll outs are communicating that the program has been a major success with incoming students and that they anticipate these devices to have a major positive impact on persistence, perceptions, and productivity of incoming and future student admissions. Due to the departing of our Faculty Development Director, I have been asked to prepare the ground work for training for the faculty before our roll out time frame. I am currently in talks with Tess Burns, who is the manager of Web Services and Social Media for Gateway Technical and Community College to come onto campus and put together a unique and tailored iPad training seminar that will cover the fundamentals of usage and advanced teaching, management, and productivity applications that would benefit both students and faculty.
3) Q/A session The April team wanted me to ask a few questions on my next iChampions WebEx call and they are as follows: does corporate have a checklist put together for all the things that must be accomplished in the Pro-D courses by the instructors and the iChampion; are we going to try and replace the computer labs with the iPad; will all ecollege work be done on the iPad; how do students print off the iPad; can we purchase loading docks for the library so students can have a better keypad to type on when working on research papers.