Update to TLTR on University Password Strategy

Angela Svoboda, AVP for Digital Effectiveness has submitted the following update to the TLTR about the university’s password strategy which is currently under consideration:

  1. We contracted with Secure Works to assess multiple aspects of technical security, including password management.  We have not received their final report yet but should receive it by the end of May.
  2. We have reviewed best practices in the password arena and await the results of the above assessment.
  3. When users switch to Gmail, they will need to change their passwords *if* they use a mail client but not if they use the web interface.  The email/calendaring project has much more detail about the implementation.
  4. For now, we have no further changes in password practice(s).

Proposal Planning Workshop, Tuesday, February 21, 4-5 pm, Premont 116

Need help preparing a proposal for the Innovation Fellowship or the Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants? Not sure if your idea fits the CFPs? This hour-long workshop will review successful proposal strategies, as well as pitfalls in proposal preparation. Participants should come with ideas and will leave with a proposal outline and/or rough draft.

Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants

Innovation Fellowship


Call for Pilot Projects to Support Digital Scholarship; Pre-proposals due 2/24; Final due 3/10

The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) invites proposals for the Technology for Innovative Learning & Teaching Pilot Project Grants (TLTR Pilots) for 2017-2018.

The TLTR will be awarding grants worth up to $5,000 to fund innovative teaching projects that incorporate new technologies and can be used as a model for other faculty. The TLTR especially encourages projects that create a research-rich curriculum, by engaging students in authentic research enabled by digital tools and methods or leading to digital publication.

Joint proposals may be submitted by those also applying for an innovation fellowship.


Pre-Proposals are due February 24, 2017. Instructional Technology staff will review pre-proposals to make sure the proposed pilot is feasible or necessary. Instructional Technology may recommend alternate technologies, confirm that the university already possesses proposed technologies, and give advice on the project budget.

Final Proposals are due by March 10, 2017. TLTR will not accept final proposals if a pre-proposal was not received and reviewed.

More details and the Grant Proposal Guidelines are available on the TLTR website at http://sites.stedwards.edu/tltr/pilot-projects/guidelines/