Make Your Sun Shine


November 9-13
St. Petersburg, Florida

SIGUCCS 2015 Technical Program

The SIGUCCS 2015 Conference, to be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, will begin the evening of Monday, November 9, 2015 and run through the afternoon of Friday, November 13. The conference offers boundless opportunities for technology managers and operational staff to exchange ideas, gain insight from colleagues facing similar challenges and reflect on what you are doing to enhance learning not only in higher education, but with your own professional development as well. SIGUCCS 2015 will focus on strategies, tools and insights for those responsible for implementing and supporting current and emerging technologies. The theme of this year's conference is “Make Your Sun Shine” and we hope you take away new skills and strategies to help you grow personally and professionally so your sun shines!

The annual SIGUCCS conference is the organization’s summit event, bringing together the Service & Support Conference and the Management Symposium. The Service & Support conference will open on Monday night with a welcoming reception and run through the morning of Thursday, November 12. The Management Symposium will open the afternoon of Wednesday, November 11, run concurrently with Service & Support through the plenary on Thursday, and then continue as Management Symposium only through early afternoon Friday, November 13.

SIGUCCS 2015 will give you a myriad of opportunity: you can attend for the entire week of both conferences; you can register for either of the two conferences separately, and/or you can register for supplementary seminars. In addition to attending the formal program, be sure to allow time to meet or reconnect with colleagues — one of the most rewarding benefits of SIGUCCS.

View the SIGUCCS 2015 Program. [PDF]

Pre-conference Seminars (Additional Registration Fee Required)

For an outstanding professional development opportunity, register for our half-day pre-conference seminars that will be held during the afternoon of Monday, November 9, 2015.

Leveraging the Power of Influence
Shundra White, IT Director, University of Memphis

The Power of When
Patrick Rhone, Partner in Gladhill Rhone, LLC

Performance Management
Dave Disney

Plenary Speakers

Service & Support Opening Plenary: Tuesday, November 10
Care Enough To Change The World - Patrick Rhone

Service & Support and Management Symposium Plenary: Thursday, November 12
The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness - David Rendall

Management Symposium Closing Plenary: Friday, November 13
Bringing out the Leader in You - Becky Vasquez

Service & Support Conference

Finding a cost-effective way to deal with the pace of change in technology is a key challenge of all universities. At the heart of all the changes are the people who provide direct technology support and services. During the first part of the week, the SIGUCCS conference offers service & support providers with the opportunity to interact with peers and technical experts from all over the continent and beyond. The Service & Support conference focuses on technical skills and end user support services, with session topics organized into tracks. Discussing technologies, methods and reflections with equals is a great way to generate ideas and solutions that can be carried home to higher management.

Tracks for Service & Support Conference

  • Service Development and Management
  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Instructional Support and Class Technology
  • Training, Documentation and Communication

Management Symposium

During the latter part of the week, presentations will cover issues closely related to management and leadership of higher education information technology. Sessions will be of the "facilitated discussion" format; no papers are written for these sessions, and they are expected to contain much audience interaction. Organized into 3 or more topic tracks, this segment of the weeklong event will appeal to frontline managers, mid-level managers, project leaders, and CIOs. It will also be valuable for those who aspire to these leadership positions or who are very new to management.

Tracks for Management Symposium

  • Professional Development, Career Advancement
  • Resource Management
  • Leadership, Partnership and Strategic Planning