In September 2018 EDUCAUSE and Jisc convened a new working group of ten UK and U.S. IT leaders and challenged them to explore the question “How do we shape the future higher education IT workforce?”
BiographyBret Ingerman is the Vice President for Information Technology at Tallahassee Community College (TCC) in Tallahassee, Florida. He serves as the chief information officer and as a member of TCC's executive team. In this role, Mr. Ingerman is responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for technology at the College. Information Technology supports all aspects of technology at TCC including computing, telecommunications, networking (both data and voice) and audiovisual, and supports all members of the TCC community in the use of technology to support and enhance teaching, learning, and administrative functions. Prior to coming to TCC, Mr. Ingerman was the Vice President for Computing and Information Services at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY). In addition to responsibilities for all aspects of technology at Vassar, Mr. Ingerman also oversaw the campus Card Office (including ID cards, door access, vending, video surveillance, and off-campus merchant sales) as well as a retail computer (and computer related) store. Prior to Vassar, Mr. Ingerman was the Chief Technology Officer at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, N.Y). Prior to that he held a number of positions at Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) including Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, Executive Director of Information Technology, and Director of Academic Technologies. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Syracuse University including Manager of the Advanced Applications Group within Computer Services. Mr. Ingerman received an M.S. degree in psychology and a B.S. degree in psychology from Syracuse University. He has taught graduate courses and served as an academic advisor, and is also a published author.
IT leaders are inundated with unsolicited commercial emails and phone calls. How can we balance our need to learn about new IT products and services with the incredible amount of time it takes to wade through this deluge of unsolicited requests?
Colleges and universities use pricing as a means to attract a diversity of students and to help those who might not have the financial means to take advantage of higher education. Can technology vendors use a similar model for academic institutions with less financial means?