Friday, December 6, 2013

Spring 2014 Monthly Participant Conference Calls Announced

In order to provide support and share expertise regarding the TechQual+ Project, principal investigator Timothy Chester will be hosting monthly conference calls per the schedule below. While any topic is appropriate for these conference calls, there will be a topic for each call that is geared towards the steps that institutions are following as they administer a TechQual+ survey during the semester.

Here is the schedule for the Spring 2014 semester

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 11am ET
Topic: New Features, Conference Call Topics and Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11am ET
Topic: Designing your TechQual+ Survey, IRB, Filtering Strategy

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11am ET
Topic: Random Sampling, Communications Planning

Thursday, April 17, 2014 11am ET
Topic: Administering your survey, monitoring progress, initial data analysis

Thursday, May 15, 2014 11am ET
Topic: Data Analysis, Turning results into plans for action and change, Wrapup for semester

Connect to these meetings using the following URL and dial-in conference bridge:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/833967037
Dial-in @ +1 (626) 521-0014, Access Code: 833-967-037

Monday, October 14, 2013

Annual Participant Meeting @ EDUCAUSE 2013 in Anaheim, California

The regular annual meeting of TechQual+ participants will be held in conjunction with the EDUCAUSE 2013 conference in Anaheim, California. The meeting will be held as follows:

Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 3pm Pacific time
Location: 205B - Anaheim Conference Center

If you are interested in some one-on-one time with Principal Investigator Dr. Timothy Chester please email him at accidentalcio@me.com by email to arrange a time.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

TechQual+ at EDUCAUSE 2013, Anaheim, California

Dr. Timothy M. Chester, the principal investigator for the Higher Education TechQual+ project, will be leading a pre-conference workshop at the annual EDUCAUSE national conference. A similar workshop was sold out at the 2012 conference in Denver, Colorado.

This year's conference is being held in Anaheim, California and this workshop is scheduled for 12:30 - 4:00pm (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013.

"How Good Are Your IT Services"

This workshop is designed to give you the knowledge, processes, and tools needed to conduct meaningful assessments of IT service quality at your institution; use assessment data to engage students, faculty, and staff in IT strategic planning processes; make peer comparisons regarding IT service outcomes in response to accreditation program review requirements; and manage these processes to generate actionable strategic plans that drive effective use of IT resources. These processes are based on the survey, tools, and peer database made available through the Higher Education TechQual+ Project (http://www.techqual.org). We'll cover the relationships between IT service assessment, planning, and community engagement and how to create a TechQual+ survey and a random sample of respondents, as well as communicating with respondents to drive survey response rates, analyzing and conducting peer comparisons of survey results, and creating processes to engage the broader community of students, faculty, and staff to produce actionable IT strategies.

See http://bit.ly/135aqxH for more information. There is a small fee for participating in this workshop.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Monthly Conference Calls - Fall 2013

There are many institutions that are working to administer TechQual+ surveys during the Fall 2013 semester. In order to provide support and share expertise, the project will be hosting monthly conference calls on the first Thursday of each month at 12noon eastern time. While any topic is appropriate for these conference calls, there will be a topic for each call that is geared towards the steps that institutions are following through as they administer a TechQual+ survey during the semester.

Here is the schedule for the Fall 2013 semester

Thursday, August 1, 2013, 12noon EDT
Topic: New Features, Conference Call Topics and Schedule

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 12noon EDT
Topic: Designing your TechQual+ Survey, IRB, Filtering Strategy

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 12noon EDT
Topic: Random Sampling, Communications Planning

Thursday, November 7, 2013 12noon EST
Topic: Administering your survey, monitoring progress, initial data analysis

Thursday, December 5, 2013 12noon EST
Topic: Data Analysis, Turning results into plans for action and change, Wrapup for semester

Connect to these meetings using the following URL and dial-in conference bridge:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join/833967037
Dial-in @ +1 (626) 521-0014, Access Code: 833-967-037

Saturday, May 11, 2013

New, Responsive Design TechQual+ Web Site

The new responsive design Web site for TechQual+ has been released to the public at http://www.techqual.org. Issues and bugs should be reported using the community forum.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

May 2013 Community Conference Call

The next community conference call is scheduled for Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 12noon EDT. The purpose of these monthly calls is to provide support and share expertise. While any topic is appropriate for these conference calls, there will be a topic for each call that is geared towards the steps that many of us are going through as we administer a TechQual+ survey for the semester.


Friday, May 10, 2013 12noon EDT
Topic: Data Analysis, Turning results into plans for action and change, Wrapup for semester
Online Meeting URL: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/174626045

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monthly Conference Calls - Spring 2013


As we proceed into the Spring semester, there are many institutions that are working to administer TechQual+ surveys. In order to provide support and share expertise, we will begin having monthly conference calls on the 2nd Friday of each month at Noon EST. While any topic is appropriate for these conference calls, there will be a topic for each call that is geared towards the steps that many of us are going through as we administer a TechQual+ survey for the semester.

Here is the schedule for the Spring 2013 semester.

Friday, February 8, 2013, 12noon EST
Topic: Designing your TechQual+ Survey, IRB, Filtering Strategy

Friday, March 8, 2013, 12noon EST
Topic: Random Sampling, Communications Planning

Friday, April 12, 2013 12noon EDT
Topic: Administering your survey, monitoring progress, initial data analysis

Friday, May 10, 2013 12noon EDT
Topic: Data Analysis, Turning results into plans for action and change, Wrapup for semester
Online Meeting URL: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/174626045

Please let me know if you have questions.

Best,

Timothy Chester
TechQual+ PI and Vice President for Information Technology @ The University of Georgia