Freed-Hardeman University will host the 8th annual Christian Colleges and Universities Information Technology Conference Feb. 20-22. This conference was established by Freed-Hardeman eight years ago and the hosting school rotates each year. Thirteen Christian colleges and universities have been invited to send representatives to learn and discuss methods of incorporating technology into Christian education. Most of these representatives hold top-level positions at their respective schools. Columbia Academy in Columbia, Tenn., a Christian high school that is launching an iPad initiative, will also be attending.
The conference will begin Sunday, Feb. 20, at 6:00 p.m. with evening worship at the North Jackson Church of Christ. Dinner will follow at the Old Country Store in Jackson, Tenn. The events Monday will begin with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Representatives from various technology vendors will present sessions in the Brown-Kopel Business Center at Freed-Hardeman. Speakers include Dr. James Kelley, an education technology consultant for Apple, Inc.; Kyle D. Bowen, Director of Informatics for Purdue University; Dr. William H. Graves, Senior Vice President for Academic Strategy with SunGard Higher Education and Monte Tatom, Director of Quality Enhancement Programs at Freed-Hardeman.
Tuesday is reserved for round-table sessions. Any attendant may submit challenges faced by their institution to be discussed and debated. According to John Bentley, Freed-Hardeman’s chief information officer and coordinator of this year’s CCUITC, the round table sessions are some of the more popular and beneficial sessions at the conference each year. A range of topics will be discussed including business intelligence, TV services to campus, and laptop tracking and security. The conference will conclude with lunch at 11:30 a.m.
A full conference agenda may be found at http://ccuitc.org. Interested persons may register online at this site. Questions or concerns may be emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.