Presentation on theme: "Advanced Networking with Minority Serving Institutions (AN-MSI) Project A Strategic Partnership for HACU and EDUCAUSE funded by the National Science Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
Advanced Networking with Minority Serving Institutions (AN-MSI) Project A Strategic Partnership for HACU and EDUCAUSE funded by the National Science Foundation Alex Ramirez, Ph.D. Exec. Dir. IT Initiatives, HACU AN-MSI HSI Project Manager
Areas of Progress Regional Collaborations – CalSNMP – New York meetings – Puerto Rican Connectivity Project Executive Awareness – IBM Executive Session, Palisades – Executive Session at Seminars on Academic Computing, Snowmass, CO – HACU/ANMSI/IBM Pre-conference Executive Session to HACU Annual Conference – UT-El Paso Campus Visit
Areas of Progress Executive Awareness (cont.) – Cal State San Bernardino Campus Strategic Planning – Syllabus August, 2001 article – Presentations at HACU 15th Annual Conference Networking – Campus Model Network Primer & document Resource Development – AN-MSI Brochure – Meetings with NSF – Discussions with DoED and others
Areas of Progress Applications – Teaching & Learning video conference series – Colaboratory project – NLII Collaborations – Alliance EHE Technology Expert Committee – Meeting with Cisco – IBM relationship Strategic Planning
Comments “Information Age” to “Knowledge Age” it’s not about data, it’s about understanding Project about “Systemic Change” and should be reflected in goals It is important to the project to provide information on available funding and how to obtain it, and should be reflected
Comments Need time to comment Need input from others who have been involved Will convene a teleconference in a week for further comments Individuals may email additional comments
Vision AN-MSI is the premier collaborative initiative for minority serving institutions and their communities to create solutions that ensure they are leaders and full participants in the Information Age. This is accomplished through the effective use of networking and emerging technologies in teaching and learning, research, administration, and service.
Mission The mission of AN-MSI is to address the Digital Divide by providing resources, information, and a collaborative forum for Minority Serving Institutions to investigate, develop, and deploy networking and emerging technologies.
Mission (continued) The project fosters partnerships among. Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, their local communities, and the public and private sectors to integrate networking and emerging technologies into the total fabric of all participating MSIs.
Mission (continued) It assists MSIs in developing and maintaining systems that are reliable, effective, and appropriate for their unique institutional contexts.
Goals 1.Established a collaborative environment where MSIs can meet, share experiences, common concerns, areas of interest, and develop networking and emerging technology initiatives that will benefit the individual institutions and their communities. 2.Inform, engage, and obtain the support of key individuals, institutions, and organizations in the MSI communities for the development and implementation of networking, emerging technologies, and strategic processes. 3.Assist MSIs in assessing and understanding the current-state of networking and emerging technologies at their institutions, and propose changes that will meet their specific needs and requirements. 4.Research, develop, pilot, and evaluate new and existing communication and information technologies and processes that will serve the needs of the individual MSIs and their communities. 5.Cultivate public and private sectors entities interested in supporting MSIs with their networking technology initiatives. 6.Assist MSIs to become aware and proficient in the use of advanced networking applications that will enhance their ability to achieve their strategic goals. 7.Through collaborative efforts with EOT-PACI, design and implement strategies and programs that expand the number of MSIs involved in current high performance computing application projects (HPCA), familiarize MSIs with the concepts and uses of HPCAs, and other forums where MSIs can gain exposure and hands on experience with available tools. 8.Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and recommend modifications as appropriate.
Goals 2.Inform, engage, and obtain the support of key individuals, institutions, and organizations in the MSI communities for the development and implementation of networking, emerging technologies, and strategic processes.
Goals 3.Assist MSIs in assessing and understanding the current-state of networking and emerging technologies at their institutions, and propose changes that will meet their specific needs and requirements.
Goals 4.Research, develop, pilot, and evaluate new and existing communication and information technologies and processes that will serve the needs of the individual MSIs and their communities.
Goals 5.Cultivate public and private sectors entities interested in supporting MSIs with their networking technology initiatives. 6.Assist MSIs to become aware and proficient in the use of advanced networking applications that will enhance their ability to achieve their strategic goals.
Goals 7.Through collaborative efforts with EOT-PACI, design and implement strategies and programs that expand the number of MSIs involved in current high performance computing application projects (HPCA), familiarize MSIs with the concepts and uses of HPCAs, and other forums where MSIs can gain exposure and hands on experience with available tools.
Goals 8.Evaluate the effectiveness of the project and recommend modifications as appropriate.
Beliefs 1.Collaboration: Through our collective efforts our individual communities are made stronger, empowered, and best served. Collaboration creates human networks that lead to enduring partnerships. Collaborative change of this nature is systemic and lasting. The synergistic energy of collaboration can be greater than the sum of individual contributions.
Beliefs 2.Technological Innovation and Instructional Change: MSIs use technology to enhance our roles as transformers and agents of change. The use of emerging technological tools fosters instructional change; connects our communities to new and more effective ways of teaching and learning; and strengths the ways in which we service our students’ needs and administer our institutions.
Beliefs 3.Engaged Institutions: MSIs are engaged in and are at the forefront of change in their communities. They are striving for excellence in providing opportunities, access, and leadership for their students.
Beliefs 4.Community: Minority communities represent an untapped potential that can be developed with quality programs. These communities are vital to our nation’s future. They represent the emerging majority. 5.Preserving Heritage: MSIs are pioneering new ways of teaching while preserving the cultural values and heritage of their communities and learning institutions.
Objectives 1.1 Facilitate the development, investment, sharing, and common involvement of all MSI communities in the activities of the Project. 1.2 Encourage participating MSIs to reach consensus of the vision, mission, goals, beliefs, objectives, and initiatives relating to the AN-MSI Project and communicate a unified message to stakeholders and other interested entities.
Objectives 2.1 Host workshops in collaboration with other key higher education stakeholders for MSIs and community leaders that address their goals and needs. 2.2 Convey to MSI leadership teams the strategic uses of technology for their academic and administrative operations.
Objectives 3.1 Document the current state of each participating MSI institution and community as it relates to their networking and emerging technology capabilities, their current and future needs, as well as their capacity to manage the same.
Objectives 4.1 Develop a standard networking and emerging technology architecture that is cost effective, performance oriented, scalable, and manageable. 4.2 Identify networking technology training needs, design interventions to address those needs, and provide the requisite training.
Objectives 4.3 Prioritize the identified technology needs and possible solutions for participating MSIs. 4.4 Establish pilot incentives to assess the effectiveness of recommended or experimental solutions that can be replicated by other MSIs, including broadband network connections for remote sites.
Objectives 5.1 Develop an educational and briefing strategy on AN-MSI for public outreach. 5.2 Develop and implement a strategy for AN-MSI resource development 6.1 Prepare participating AN-MSI institutions to design, develop, and deploy culturally relevant web-based instructional materials for distance delivery via the commodity Internet and Internet 2.
Objectives 6.2 Collaborate on the development and exchange of on-line university courses and programs of study, coupled with appropriate research and assessment, relevant to the needs of the student demography we serve.
Objectives 6.3 Undertake training and development activities to strengthen the educational and research programs of participating institutions, so that courses, research and technology based facilities can be shared. 6.4 Work with MSIs that have advanced infrastructures to develop and implement programs and applications to appropriately use this infrastructure.
Objectives 7.1 EOT-PACI = Design and conduct collaborative workshops and other programs with developing institutions in the MSIs communities that provide awareness and hands-on experiences with advanced networking applications that support collaboration for research, links to remote information and instrumentation, and high-performance computation.
Objectives 7.2 EOT-PACI = Expand the existing number of MSIs connected to and participating in GRID activities. 7.3 EOT-PACI = Develop collaborative efforts between MSIs whose geographical and/or intellectual strengths indicate that collaborative Grid connection activities will be stronger and more cost effective than separate efforts.
Objectives 8.1 Develop and implement an ongoing evaluation plan that assesses the overall project and key individuals programs and initiatives. 8.2 Provide periodic feedback to the project’s strategic planners on the effectiveness and impacts of their initiatives and strategies.
Executive Awareness, Vision, and Planning: – Presentations to the presidents of the colleges and universities to assist them in visualizing and describing the importance of the Internet in the future of their institutions, to provide updates on the progress of the project, and to continue to offer the opportunity to participate to those not involved to date.
Remote Technical Support Centers: – Identification or implementation of remote technical support centers, where desired by the communities, as a way to alleviate the intense shortage of qualified campus networking personnel, and to provide services such as problem detection, security consultation and virus protection.
Local Network Planning: – Technical assistance with redesigning and modifying the campus network architecture, where appropriate.
Local Consulting and Training: – Workshops for campus networking personnel to assure their capability to work with the remote technical support centers, if present, and to maintain and operate the campus networks.
Satellite/Wireless Pilot Projects: – Installation of several prototype satellite/wireless Internet connectivity pilots where terrestrial connections are unavailable or unaffordable.
New Networking Technologies: – Prototype installation of new, innovative wired networking technology, which could lead to significant improvement of price/performance by other MSI institutions at their initiative.
Grid Applications: – Inclusion of a small number of institutions in a program of high performance computing applications and collaborations enabled by the national technology grid. The EOT-PACI team is conducting this effort.
First HSI Cohort 34 Institutions – 14 Two Year & 20 Four Year Institutions – 25 Public & 9 Private Institutions – Representing 7 States and Puerto Rico
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI Participation Criteria 4Commitment by the President to the project, and to funding or securing funding to implement the networking improvements desired by the institution. 4Existence of a Chief Information Officer or single point of responsibility for at least the campus network and Internet connectivity. 4Commitment to faculty and curriculum development to take advantage of the improved network infrastructure anticipated as a result of this project.
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort California – Two Year Public Hartnell College Mount San Antonio College Oxnard College Rancho Santiago Community College Riverside Community College Santa Monica College
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort California – 4 Year Public California State University - Bakersfield California State University - Fresno California State University - Los Angeles California State University - San Bernardino California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort Colorado – 4 Year Public University of Southern Colorado Florida – 2 Year Public Valencia Community College – 4 Year Public Florida International University
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort Illinois – 2 Year Public Richard J Daley College New Mexico – 2 Year Public New Mexico State University at Carlsbad Santa Fe Community College – 4 Year Private College of Santa Fe
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort New York – 2 Year Private College of Aeronautics – 2 Year Public Bronx Community College Hostos Community College/CUNY – 4 Year Private Mercy College – 4 Year Public CUNY Herbert Lehman College
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort Puerto Rico – 2 Year Public Colegio Tecnologico de San Juan – 4 Year Private Inter American Univ of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Inter American Univ of Puerto Rico- Ponce Polytechnic Univ of Puerto Rico Universidad Metropolitana – 4 Year Public University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
EDUCAUSE AN-MSI H S I Cohort Texas – 4 Year Private Our Lady of the Lake University University of the Incarnate Word – 4 Year Public University of Houston - Downtown The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas, Pan American
Projects lNetworking (of the human kind) Web-based Education Commission Testimony eArmyU Cross-pollination of plans and strategies Co-laboratory development Alliance (AEHE) Technology Expert Group l Executive Awareness HACU Pre-Conference Executive Session Executive Session at Seminars on Academic Computing, Snowmass, CO Campus technology visits Technology strategic planning assistance
Projects lInternet Connectivity Puerto Rican Internet Connectivity Project lResource Development Brochure, proposals and discussions with key individuals, agencies and corporations lApplications EOT-PACI 6 interactive video conferences on and Campus presentations on technology and learning
Projects lNetwork Technology California Secure Network Management Partnership (CalSNMP) Model Campus Network Architecture primer & pamphlet Nextera technology assessment and planning Campus network upgrade assistance Network security staff training lProject Evaluation & Assessment
Next Cohort Coming Soon…. Assistance with appropriate use of technology through: 1.Model Campus Network Architecture Primer & Pamphlet 2.Expert consultation on campus network assessment and upgrade 3.Campus Technology Visits 4.Technology Strategic Planning 5.Collaborative proposal development for first priority items
For more information Contact Dr. Alex Ramirez, HACU (210)692-3805 x.3227 firstname.lastname@example.org –
More Info... äAN-MSI Web Site http://www.anmsi.org äSyllabus Magazine (August 2001) http://www.syllabus.com/ syllabusmagazine/magazine.asp?mo nth=8&year=2001 http://www.syllabus.com/ syllabusmagazine/magazine.asp?mo nth=8&year=2001 äAN-MSI brochure
AN-MSI Web Site http://www.anmsi.org Syllabus Magazine (August 2001) http://www.syllabus.com/ syllabusmagazine/magazine.asp? month=8&year=2001 AN-MSI brochure http://www.syllabus.com/ syllabusmagazine/magazine.asp? month=8&year=2001 http://www.syllabus.com/ syllabusmagazine/magazine.asp? month=8&year=2001