Following up on my previous post about Patrick Masson and why you should all subscribe to his blog, I want to point out that his staff now has a group blog that's aimed at increasing transparency to the campus.
Patrick kicked it off with the following post:
“…be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own, and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods;” -Lord Acton
Academics continually challenges us all to reflect, discover, debate and understand. Considering this, it is appropriate to apply these same challenges to the field of technology, a field that now supports teaching and learning in so many ways. Why do we operate and offer the services and systems we do? What are those new or evolving technologies that may prove critical or catastrophic? How do we assess our current practices against evolving techniques? And, when should we adopt, adapt or abandon?
It is my belief that open dialog and debate adds to this endeavor. It is my hope that this forum can serve that goal. Throughout the months ahead, SUNY Delhi CIS staff and others will contribute to this forum in order to engage our colleagues, foster discussion and share experiences on various issues, ideas and events; most technical, but perhaps a few outside the traditional realm of bits and bytes.
I welcome you to the SUNY Delhi Computer Information Systems Blog…
Don't you wish every IT department worked this way?