Attending the St. Cloud presentation on new media center development. Kevin Moberly is providing the historical context for university disciplinarity, and the challenges that presents for new media scholars and centers. Judy is taking a systemic approach: talking about the administrative support for new media, but how even that level of support came into conflict with the germanic university structures in place. Matt is providing a personal account of how he, as a young faculty member, had to make some identity decisions about his place in (or out) of new media as the university explored the place of new media in the institution and the curriculum.
The presentation then opened the floor to discussion of their new media center plans and new media centers in general. ISU's New Media center is definitely the model those of us at GPACW can look at / look to for a guide. Geoff Sauer recommended Silverback as an affordable piece of usability software: http://silverbackapp.com/