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1 Student Technology Center

2 Oakland University Current population – 18,000+ students Plans to grow to 25,000 students by 2010 Medical school Doctoral Research-Intensive University 90% commuter, 10 % residential Division I athletics Located in Rochester, MI

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4 Why a Student Technology Center?? Students were proficient with Facebook, but were they proficient in technology? Division of Student Affairs – A support service for everything, right??? How could we help students gain the skills for classes & the workforce?

5 Vision for a Student Technology Center?? BGSU presentation at Educause Technology Academic Skills Center BGSU collaboration

6 Opening the STC Proposal co-written with Asst. VP of Student Affairs Started the planning after Educause – March 2005 The Big Three: #1 Space #2 Funding – Michigan Economy #3 If we build it, will they come??

7 Walk-in One-on-one/Groups By appointment Mentoring

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10 Digital Cameras Digital Camcorders Tablet PC’s Equipment Loans

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12 Emerging Technologies Faculty collaborations Departmental collaborations Beg/Inter/Advanced Workshops Workshops

13 Available Equipment: 32 PC’s 8 iMacs 20+ software titles Color Laser Printers, Scanners and 3 Plasma TV’s Separate room with a classroom management system

14 Microsoft Office 2007 Dreamweaver CS3 Windows XP Fireworks CS3 Flash CS3 Photoshop Elements Premier Elements Mac OS X Tiger iMovie Garage Band iDVD iWeb iPhoto Google Docs Second Life iGoogle Wiki's Picassa YouTube Internet Apps / Web 2.0 ePortfolio SAIL Moodle OU Personal Web Space OU Portal OakShare OU Websites PC - Supported Software Apple - Supported Software

15 Keeping students on campus Student collaborations Group Projects Student Organizations

16 Students MBA group developed strategic marketing plan Online marketing Social networking Campaigns Surveys Faculty Personalized letter Syllabus insert Brochures/Flyers Campaigns

17 Staffing the STC Training Started with Director & 6 student employees Has grown to Director, 10 student employees & 2 co-op professionals What majors we hire Hiring philosophy

18 Staff at the STC Real World Experience How do we keep students until graduation?

19 Financial Implications Initial Funding Annual Funding Operational Hardware/Software

20 Future of the STC Return on Investment (ROI) project Sustainable funding source Technology & Leadership Grants Growth

21 Questions?


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