Useful Information

GIS

The Skidmore GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research provides students and faculty with the resources and expertise to incorporate GIS and related geospaital technology into course offerings and research across academic disciplines.
https://www.skidmore.edu/gis/

Help Desk

Skidmore’s IT Helpdesk, your go-to place to submit tickets and explore our Knowledgebase.
https://help.skidmore.edu/

Library Reference & Circulation

The Lucy Scribner Library is dedicated to the educational and scholarly activities of the Skidmore community, and provides the resources and services necessary to support the College’s mission “to prepare liberally educated graduates to continue their quest for knowledge and to make the choices required of informed, responsible citizens.”
http://lib.skidmore.edu/library/

Media Services

Media Services has primary responsibility for support of faculty, staff, and student use of technology in the classrooms,  as well as offer media production services.
https://www.skidmore.edu/it/mediaservices/

MDOCS

An interdisciplinary program, MDOCS supports faculty, student, staff and community partners working in a range of methods and forms, including film, sound, photography, exhibition, and multimedia.
http://www.skidmore.edu/mdocs/

Writing Center

The Philip Boshoff Writing Center is focused on all kinds of writing and writing concerns. Trained peer tutors hold one-on-one conversations about writing from any discipline, at any course level, and at any stage of the writing process. The primary goal: to give all students the tools to become stronger, more confident writers.

Other Library Resources

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Higher Education Trends

EDUCAUSE’s key issues in teaching and learning for 2018

These key issues and opportunities in post-secondary teaching and learning were identified based on the input of more than 900 EDUCAUSE community members.

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2017

Drawing on responses from tens of thousands of students across dozens of U.S. institutions, this report contributes to the higher education field’s ongoing exploration of students’ engagement with technology.

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The following are more general Skidmore policies that may be of interest or use to users of technology

Policies

The following are policies that IT adheres to concerning information etiquette

Custodianship of Electronic Mail

Adopted by the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee in 2010, this document explains procedures followed by custodians of e-mail.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/email-custodianship.php

Copyright Infringement Notification

Contact information for copyright owners wishing to send a statutory notice to Skidmore College.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/copyright_infringement.php

Password Rules

Rules for creating your Skidmore password.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/passwords.php

Web Page Creation and FTP Site Violations

This details the response procedure for complaints concerning web pages and FTP sites that violate College rules.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/page_creation.php

Software Piracy

This links to a series of documents and recommendations concerning the ethical use of commercial software.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/software_piracy.php

Policies for Potential Vendors

Information for suppliers of technology products and services.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/vendors.php

Computer Hardware/Software Requests

Outlines the procedures for submitting a Computer Capital Request.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/capital_request.php

INCOMMON Federation: Participant Operational Practices

Participation in the InCommon Federation (“Federation”) enables a federation participating organization (“Participant”) to use Shibboleth identity attribute sharing technologies to manage access to on-line resources that can be made available to the InCommon community.

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/incommon.php

Skidmore College Plan to Combat the Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Material

This document is developed as part of Skidmore College’s efforts to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and 34 CFR Sec. 668.14(b)(30).

https://www.skidmore.edu/it/policies/heoa.php

Job Opportunities

ITAP - Instructional Technology Apprenticeship Program

Student Employment - Digital Media and VR Research Assistants

Office

Find us on the second floor of the library: Library 222

Hours

M-F: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Feel free to swing by during our normal office hours or schedule an appointment

Email

leds@skidmore.edu

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