9th IT Support Staff Conference

Keble College
Thursday, 24 June 2004


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All Sessions take place in Keble College.

Registration, tea and coffee, and the evening reception will be served in the Common Room.

Lunch will be in the Hall.

Time Event Presenter Location
08:30 - 09:15 Registration Tea and coffee available Foyer
09:15 - 09:20 Introduction James Dore, ITSSG Chairman  
First Speaker Session Chair: James Dore, ITSSG Chairman
09:20 - 10:00 The practicalities of Skills Management Donald Taylor, Strategic Alliances Director, Infobasis  
10:00 - 10:10 Break For moving rooms. No refreshments provided.  
10:10 - 10:50 Workshop A Various. See your pack for details. Various
10:50 - 11:20 Tea and coffee    
Second Speaker Session Chair: James Dore, ITSSG Chairman
11:20 - 12:05 Novell in Academia Mark McManus, Novell  
12:05 - 12:10 Break Shake your legs, talk to your neighbour while laptops plugs are pushed and pulled.  
12:10 - 12:55 Introducing the British Computer Society Kuldeep Kaur, BCS  
What is UCISA? Mike Roch, UCISA  
13:00 - 13:55 Lunch   Hall
Afternoon Session
14:00 - 14:40 Workshop B Various. See your pack for details. Various
14:40 - 14:50 Break Move between workshops. No refreshments provided.  
14:50 - 15:30 Workshop C Various. See your pack for details. Various
15:30 - 16:00 Tea and coffee   Common Room
16:00 - 17:00 Question Time Panel discussion with questions from the audience. Questions to be submitted on registering. Panel Information  
17:00 - 17:30 Reports From ITSSG and ITS3 (.ppt .pdf).  
Evening Session
17:30 - 19:00 Evening reception Wine and light refreshments Common Room

ALL speakers and topics are subject to confirmation.

Talk Descriptions




The practicalities of Skills Management The IT Metric Project (IMP) aims at assessing staff skills and knowledge. What are the practical ways in which this can be done? What role do software and national IT skills standards play? Will people be subjected to batteries of tests or are there other ways of building reliable information on skills, leading to accurate, efficient training?
Donald Taylor of InfoBasis Ltd will describe how current ICT technical and end-user skills frameworks are being used nationally for skills management. He will show how job roles and training plans can be built for the benefit of individuals, departments and organisations.
.ppt .pdf
Novell in Academia   .ppt .pdf
Introducing the British Computer Society The presentation will begin with a general background of the British Computer Society and explain the recent changes we have made to the Membership structure from the 1st May. The presentation will explain how the grading structure works and the pricing of the membership. We will conclude the presentation with a brief summary and provide contact details. .ppt .pdf
What is UCISA? On the 1st April 1993, the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association, UCISA came into being. The creation of UCISA was enabled by the merger of three bodies - IUCC, the Inter-University Computing Committee, PCCC, the Polytechnics and Colleges Computer Committee and MISC, the Management Information Systems Committee. UCISA exists to promote excellence in the application of information systems and services in support of teaching, learning, research and administration in higher and further education. Mike will discuss UCISA's structure and activities and seek feedback from delegates to the conference about their awareness of UCISA and their views of what it should be doing for them. .ppt .pdf

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ITSSG, 5 July 2004