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Professional Development Seminar

The Professional Development Seminars (PDS) take place prior to the regular Program Schedule and are an excellent way to expand your mind at the annual ResNet Symposium. You can register for the PDS when you register for the conference. For more information please contact Judi Rennie email: Judi.Rennie -at- tufts.edu


PDS Session A: Passport to ResNet
Are you new to the ResNet symposium or just want more info on this year’s program and highlights? This PDS is for you. Led by Lowell Furman and the Theme Guides from the Program Committee this session will explain each theme and highlight topics of interest in each theme. Perfect for a newcomer or a not so newcomer looking for a Heads Up on the conference sessions.
Instructor(s): Lowell Furman (Indiana University), Theme Guides
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am (Pacific Time)
$50.00


PDS Session B: Elements of Style - Creating Clear, Concise Documentation
Could your technical documentation use a makeover? In this session you will learn how to create both print and online materials that are easy on the eyes and easy to follow. While we can’t promise that your documents will be as elegant as a Shakespearean sonnet, we can promise that after attending our seminar you will know how to create concise, readable documents. You’ll also get a few nifty handouts with useful tips and websites.
Instructor(s): Andrea Daley (Tufts University), Eileen Silva (UC San Diego)
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am (Pacific Time)
$50.00


PDS Session C: Teambuilding and Icebreakers
Do your RCCs snore during training? Do you worry that the glazed over look means that the dry information we have to cover is putting your workers to sleep? Does that new RCC over in the corner all by herself concern you? Then this class is for you! This session will focus on proven teambuilding and icebreaker activities you can take back with you to liven up your training; wake up your team and help build solid working relationships! Please dress comfortably and bring your sense of humor!
Instructor(s): David V. Eker (Stonybrook University), Keith Bradley (Stonybrook University)
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am (Pacific Time)
$50.00


PDS Session D: The Impact of Social Networking on ResNet Users
Social networking services such as Facebook and MySpace have become focal points in the social lives of college students. Many campus administrators, including those in information technology and student affairs, have struggled to understand and effectively educate students and one another about these tools. Research into these and related tools and concepts have been and are being performed by scholars in many disciplines, including psychology, counseling, communications, information science, and student development. Let's draw this research together to figure out how we got here, what students are really doing with these tools, why they're so popular, and what, if anything, we should be doing with or about them.
Instructor(s): Kevin Guidry (Sewannee The University of the South)
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 8:30 am - 11:30 am (Pacific Time)
$50.00--CLASS FULL!


PDS Session F: Help Desk Best Practices

Are you interested in setting up a centralized support center? Do you have an existing center but are concerned with increasing efficiency or expanding services? This session will focus on what you will need to consider, including location, staffing, tracking and liability, and more.
Instructor: Loriann Higashi (Yale University)
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)
$50.00--CLASS ALMOST FULL!


PDS Session G: Hiring Student Staff

Most colleges and universities hire student employees to fill important IT support positions. In this class, we will discuss where to find students, ways to improve your interview process to determine who the best students are for your organization, and things to do if you just can’t find good employees. This is a good class for managers and supervisors.
Instructor(s): Kathryn Englehardt (Columbia University)
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)
$50.00--CLASS ALMOST FULL!


PDS Session H: Hands on Forensics/Incident Handling

This is not your mother's computer class. Face it, it's 2007; computers on your network are being compromised every day. Some infections raise a alerts and are dealt while other attacks often go undetected for long periods of time. This seminar will look at some of the newest and most advanced techniques malware authors use to maintain and conceal the presence of their software -- with a heavy emphasis on detection and removal. Attendees will spend much of the time actually interacting with live malware and performing hands-on analysis. Some of the topics that will be covered include rootkits, file system/driver filters, API hooks, DLL injection, alternate data streams, and more. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Windows internals will be beneficial but not required.
Instructor(s): Brandon Enright (UC San Diego), Gabriel Lawrence (UC San Diego)
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)
$50.00--CLASS FULL!

PDS Session I: Copyright, Colleges, and the DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act has become central to how college campuses deal with copyright issues. This seminar will explain the DMCA’s origins, its place within copyright law, and the various ways that a school can respond to DMCA notices and other communications it receives from copyright owners. It will conclude with an opportunity for Q&A.
Instructor(s): Jim Gibson, Director of the Intellectual Property Institute and Associate Professor, University of Richmond School of Law
Note: lunch included

Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)
$75.00

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