Every institution has to decide when the importance of using analytics becomes bigger than the doubts and hesitations. Originally recorded on August 24, 2021.
Joseph Moreau has been a technologist for over 30 years. He earned his BA in visual arts at the University of California, San Diego, and his MA in education at California State University, Los Angeles, and completed the certificate program in Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at UCLA. He began his career working as a videographer and media specialist for a variety of firms in the private sector. In 1990, he left the private sector for higher education. Moreau has held a variety of leadership positions at the community college and university level, including manager of the Instructional Resources Center at Pasadena City College; dean of Learning Resources at West Hills College in central California; dean of Academic Information Services at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California; and chief technology officer for the State University of New York at Oswego. In the spring of 2012, he was appointed vice chancellor of technology and CTO for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, overseeing technology for two of the nation's premier community colleges. Throughout his career Moreau has led a wide variety of initiatives, from the implementation of distance learning programs to large-scale construction projects, as well as multiple ERP system implementations. Moreau has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit and professional organizations, including the California Community Colleges Chief Information Systems Officers Association, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), the Oracle Higher Education User Group, the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council for Teaching and Technology, and Educause. In 2013, he has took on the leadership responsibility for California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative—a $222 million grant to reengineer the system's online instruction and support services. In 2022, he retired from the California Community Colleges, but continues to be involved in higher education as a consultant and advisor to a number of companies and institutions.
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Every institution has to decide when the importance of using analytics becomes bigger than the doubts and hesitations.