Dr. Baz Abouelenein, PMP, Dean of Information Services
Risala Allen , Administrative Assistant
The Information Services Division is the KCKCC technology rapid-response team consisting of highly-skilled and motivated faculty and staff dedicated to providing technology degree and certificate programs within the narrow windows of opportunity available in today's quickly changing technology environment. Information Services is committed to providing education in technology areas that exist today and that may exist tomorrow. This commitment drives an extremely steep faculty and staff learn-teach-learn curve made necessary by the ever-accelerating pace of technology.
Information Services is committed to abandoning the old and embracing the new as dictated by the educational needs of students and the rapid approach of tomorrow's technology. The ability to react to changing technology is based on extensive and continuing faculty training and education. Therefore, Information Services is goal-oriented with full student, faculty, and staff participation in a model of shared leadership placing technology innovations and improvements as the highest priority of the division.
By eliminating instruction involving old technology, the Information Services division continually releases resources to invest in new technology and training, thereby completing and renewing the all-important learn-teach-learn cycle necessary to serve our student population by constantly upgrading faculty and staff skills.
Academic Support provides technology trainings and resources to faculty and staff on campus. Trainings are based on the individual needs of the faculty or staff and hardware/software implementations/upgrades. Trainings provided include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher), college e-mail (Outlook), Helpdesk ticketing system, MyDotte, Datatel, and other technology hardware/software as the needs arise.
Computing Services provides services to students, faculty, and staff each semester during all hours of college operations. Services provided include limited training, hardware/software problem determination and correction, internet connections, equipment installation, programming and consulting.
All college employees and current students may access the campus network by requesting an ID and password from Computing Services. Faculty and staff may utilize computer facilities dedicated to their use or they may use any IS instructional laboratories not currently occupied by a class. (The IS lab in the Library and the one in 3626 is almost always available on a drop-in basis.) At the time of this writing (July 2000) there are over 30 IS computer laboratories on the main campus, plus individual faculty and staff workstations located in division complexes and staff offices. There are also four Computing Services labs at the Leavenworth Center.
The Web Services department is committed to serving KCKCC students and faculty in their pursuit of academic excellence. Our web site provides faculty the opportunity to showcase their own research as well as the ability to support their students with timely and thorough class information. The department seeks to make a comprehensive public representation of KCKCC to the world via the web site, www.kckcc.edu.