The landscape of admin rights across academia looks much the same today as it did five years ago. While many institutions still grant admin rights to all employees, no questions asked, others are looking to strengthen their policies.
BiographyMr. Lewis has extensive experience in the design and implementation of core business, collaborative, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining the McIntire school, Mr. Lewis served as a company officer and principal for an audio visual design, engineering, and manufacturing company. His past experience includes experience in large scale project design, deployments and migrations, including secure distance based learning and collaborative space design. Past projects include project management of all audio visual, security, and telecommunications technology in several long term multi-million dollar projects at Universities across the United States and Canada as a primary implementer of the Dell connected classroom. Mr. Lewis currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations at the McIntire school of Commerce. He lectures in information security and telecommunications at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His primary consulting interests focus on distance learning design, large scale visualization, information security, and collaborative space design projects.
Increasing market demands for data analytics skills are producing a greater need for hands-on analytics coursework; this, in turn, is dramatically increasing high-end computing requirements at many institutions.
Removing user admin rights increases security — and user uproar. “Make Me Admin” offers one solution.