2015 NYHETF Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Outside the Ballroom at the NYIT deSeversky Mansion, Old Westbury. Continental Breakfast available until 9:30 a.m.

9:15 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

Welcome & Planning Committee Remarks | Ballroom

9:20 a.m. to 9:45 a.m


Opening Remarks Ballroom
Dr. Niyazi Bodur, Vice President of Information Technology and Infrastructure at NYIT
Mr. Jack Chen, CIO, Adelphi University
Mr. Robert Juckiewicz, Vice President of Information Technology, Hofstra University

Introduction of Colleges & Universities in Attendance | Ballroom
A representative from each College/University will be asked to speak for 2 – 5 minutes each and respond to these questions:
•    New business models for centralized IT?
•    What paradigm shifts do you see coming?

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Energy Break | Ballroom

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Session A1 | Ballroom
Virtual Labs: Virtualizing Software
PresenterMatthew Froehlich ( SUNY at Stonybrook)

Through the use of virtualization technologies, Stony Brook created the Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) which gives students access to applications via virtual technology 24 X 7 from anywhere using only a web browser. Virtual labs also allows students access to campus software applications from their own machines without having to install any programs.VCL will work on Windows, MAC OS and Linux operating systems.

Session A2 | Library Room
Dynamic Interaction with Voice Thread
Presenters: Olena Zhadko, Manager of Course Development (NYIT),  Paul Carson (Hofstra University), and Antonia Levy, Instructional Technology & Multimedia Manager (CUNY School of Professional Studies)

Using VoiceThread, learn how to respond to a variety of learning styles and individual students' needs by extending the conversation beyond the classroom walls. In this session we will address how to enable your students to become active learners, contribute to discussions, and express themselves using the medium that works for them.

Session A3 |Terrace Room
Managing Changing Client Services Expectations: The Front Line
PresentersRon Chalmers (Hofstra University), Laura Martin (Adelphi University), Salvatore J. Petrilli, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science (Adelphi University), and Carol Boyle, Deputy CIO (Adelphi University)

This session will discuss how Adelphi University and Hofstra University have structured very different approaches to how they provide technical support to students taking online courses and faculty teaching online. Presenters will provide details of these approaches and will discuss the resources used to support these approaches.


11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.













Lunch Break | Dining & Garden Rooms

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Session B1 | Library Room
Learning Support for Students and Faculty
Presenter: Rose Tirotta (Hofstra University)

Explore how Learning Support, at Hofstra University, supports students with their in-class and out of class software support needs. The department works with faculty to be the primary technical support for software applications for class projects as well as students who need assistance with software applications for their studies or if they want to learn applications that go beyond their studies. Learning Support also runs special events and workshops including our Make-a-Thon and Hack-a-Thon.

Session B2 | Terrace Room
Website & Portal Redesign
PresentersBrian Ferris (Hofstra University), Bobby Saha (NYIT), Scott Finkelstein and Christine Katz (Adelphi University)

Changing requirements and applications of College/University web sites and portals – usability is the essential design quality and mobile as platform.

Session B3 Ballroom
Unpuzzling IT Procurement
PresentersJesse Webster, Manager of Client Services, Tara Giovanelli, Help Desk Procurement Analyst, and Matt Orenstein, End User Support Specialist (Hofstra University)

This session will discuss to implement self-service procurement through the Service Desk Applications, exploring consortiums, and tips and strategies for efficient buying. 

1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Energy Break | Ballroom & Reception Room

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Automating the Last Mile: Exploring Self-Service Options | Dining Room B
ModeratorJesse Webster, Manager of Client Services (Hofstra University)

Digital Repository: Storage of Large, Media-Rich Files & Library Archives | Dining Room A
Moderator: Fred Hick (Adelphi University)

Automated classroom testing tools | Terrace Room
ModeratorCatherine Fisher, Assistant Director of Faculty Computing Services (Hofstra University) and Deanna Malloy, Instructional Technologist (Hofstra University)

Exploring Project Management Strategies | Ballroom 
ModeratorGeorge Baroudi (Long Island University), Kerry Nicollet (Adelphi University), and Ajisa Dervisevic, Director, Planning, Project Management and Business Affairs

Implementing 3D Printing | Library Room
ModeratorDenis Murphy and Alisha Kelleher, 3D Printing Specialists (Adelphi University)

3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.










Planning Committee: Next Steps & Wrap Up | Ballroom
Sign up or leave your business card on your way out with the conference evaluations. Raffle winners will be announced!

Closing Remarks
Dr. Niyazi Bodur, Vice President of Information Technology and Infrastructure at NYIT
Mr. Jack Chen, CIO, Adelphi University
Mr. Robert Juckiewicz, Vice President of Information Technology, Hofstra University


Mark Your Calendars: Friday June 3rd 2016
The 9th Annual NYHETF at Adelphi University

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.