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BiographyLinda Deneen is the retired Director of Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Linda is also an emeritus associate professor of computer science at UMD. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Michigan State University. Her special interests include IT staff development, faculty technology development, partnerships, technology costs and funding models, and web development.
When EDUCAUSE Quarterly asked me to be a columnist on the topic of student engagement, my first question was, “What is student engagement?” This question seems like a good point of departure for exploring the topic in this first of four columns.