SIGUCCS Online Newsletter

Mat FelthousenI am excited to introduce the inaugural edition of the SIGUCCS online newsletter. This issue involves a few transitions, including making the newsletter content available to the entire SIGUCCS community, and not just our members. Please join me in congratulating Laurie Fox, Information Director for SIGUCCS, and the Marketing Committee in their efforts in making this new publication a reality.

SIGUCCS’ origins can be traced back to 1963 and what was primarily a Chairman’s newsletter format. In 1971 it was expanded to include updates from other officers and committees. By that point what is now the Fall Conference had been established, and the newsletter was also used for promotion.

Rather than a top-down approach to communication, we intend to ‘flip’ the newsletter. On behalf of the Marketing Committee, we want to hear from you, our audience. What do you think of this new format? What content would you like to see? This newsletter is intended to be an outlet for the community, as well as SIGUCCS leaders. We look forward to seeing what you have to share.

Mat Felthousen, ACM-SIGUCCS Chair

About SIGUCCS Editor

The Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) is an association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions. SIGUCCS is one of 36 special interest groups of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. SIGUCCS focuses on issues surrounding the support, delivery, and management of those services, and provides professional development opportunities for its members and the other individuals in the field.